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Mrs. Ritchie from Santa Fe NM is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Limit of My Language Limits My World

Help me give my students supplies to make my classroom a warm, welcoming place to learn English. This project funds classroom basics, educational posters, printer ink, and other tools that will make my ESL classroom like a home.

  • $520 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk in to my classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. The joy of pure wonder. I want them to know I believe in them and they can do anything.

I teach at a Title I school in New Mexico where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my students receive backpack food for the weekend, and our school runs a food pantry for our families. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their absolute best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

My Project

Every kid deserves a safe space to learn, grow, and become whatever they want to be. This project is a teacher's dream to make my classroom like a home for my ESL students. Posters will provide motivation and visuals, ink will stock my printer for the year to create learning tools, post-its, markers, pens, etc. will stock my students' backpacks for the year and give us a treasure trove of tools to use to engage learning. Not all of my students have access to basic school supplies, or even consistent food. The most I can do is make my classroom like a home for them to come to, warm, safe, and a space to be themselves. Please give me the tools to make my space as welcoming and as engaging as I can.

Mrs. Ritchie
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Do it Wiser Compatible Toner Cartridge Replacement for HP 305A 305X CE410X CE411A CE412A CE413A HP Laserjet Pro 400 Color MFP M451nw,M451dn, M451dw, MFP M475dn, Pro 300 Color MFP M375nw - 4 Pack • Amazon Business $48.89 2 $97.78
ECHOGEAR On-Wall Surge Protector with 6 Pivoting AC Outlets & 1080 Joules of Surge Protection - Low Profile Design Installs Over Existing Outlets to Protect Your Gear & Increase Outlet Capacity • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
GE Designer Extension Cord With Surge Protection, Braided Power Cord, 8 ft, 3 Grounded Outlets, Flat Plug, Premium, Gray/White, 38433 • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rio de Janeiro Colors, Great for Windows, Doors and Walls, Cabinet Pack, 67% Plant-Based Adhesive by Weight, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $14.26 2 $28.52
8-Outlet Rotating/Pivoting Power Strip w/Surge Protection - 6ft Cord • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Sharpie Permanent Marker, Multi Color (Set of 24) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, Dozen Box, Black Ink (31020) • Amazon Business $11.37 2 $22.74
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 20-Pack (31294) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sharpie Liquid Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 10 Count • Amazon Business $8.22 2 $16.44
Classroom Rules Poster - 17 x 22 in. - Laminated … • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
ACdream Case Fits All-New Kindle 10th Genetation 2019 Release, Folio Smart Cover Leather Case with Auto Wake/Sleep Feature for Kindle 10th Generation 2019 and Kindle 8th Generation 2016, Purple • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Teacher Created Resources Traits of Good Writing Bulletin Board (4785) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 1 Box • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Culturenik Hilary Hinton Ziglar Determined to Learn Inspirational Motivational Speaker Author Celebrity Quote Classroom Print (Unframed 12x12 Poster) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Other Ways to Say..Synonym Chart(2) by School Smarts Durable Material and Rolled for Protection. Discounts are in the special offers section of the page. • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
120 PCS Refrigerator Magnets Premium Brushed Nickel Fridge Magnets,Office Magnets,Whiteboard Magnets • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Gorilla Super Glue Gel, 20 Gram, Clear • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

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