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Ms. Lorinda from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Prepared Montessori Environment

Help me give my students a hodgepodge of materials like staplers and pony beads and colored pencils.

  • 2 donors
  • $525 goal

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My Project

Our school is a public Montessori school and we are blessed to teach by the Montessori pedagogy. My classroom is full of children ages 3-6 who are eager to arrive and learn, socialize and grow. Our Montessori classroom radiates harmony and respect, and the students work together as stewards of their environment. They take turns caring for classroom pets and plants; do their part to maintain order, such as by returning materials to the shelves after use; and help keep the tables clean and pencils sharpened.

"It begins with a knowledge of his surrounding" -Maria Montessori.

I am requesting staplers and pony beads and colored pencils. Some of our classroom "office supplies" are breaking (like, our staplers) and there are some additional supplies that we need (like, allen wrenches for fixing broken things; and pony beads and pipe cleaners for pincer grip development). Colored pencils and staplers are always in high demand so students can work on art and other projects, and it's helpful when they are located in several locations around the room; and kite paper (fancy tissue paper) is used to create window art.

The most exciting items on this list are the materials to stain the Continent Boxes. The food coloring mixed with a bit of rubbing alcohol will create gorgeous colored stains that will match the colors on the Continent Map (so so excited about this!!).

Ms. Lorinda
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 28 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Mercurius Kite Paper, Assorted Colors, 100 Sheets, 19.5" X 27.5" • Amazon Business $56.50 1 $56.50
Mercurius Blackboard Pastel Chalk - 16 colors assorted • Amazon Business $20.30 2 $40.60
Madisi Colored Pencils Bulk - Pre-Sharpened - 12 Assorted Colors - 432 Classpack Colored Pencils for Kids • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Krylon K05223000 Chalkboard Paint Special Purpose Brush-On, Black, Quart • Amazon Business $31.40 1 $31.40
Fiskars 1541301001 Non-Stick Titanium Softgrip Scissors, 8" Length, 3 1/10" Cut • Amazon Business $7.98 3 $23.94
Bostitch Executive Stapler - 3 in 1 Stapler - One Finger, No Effort, Spring Powered Stapler, Black/Gray (INP20), 20 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.51 2 $23.02
Amazon Basics Plastic Desk Organizer - Half Accessory Tray, Black • Amazon Business $5.72 4 $22.88
Avalon Organics Hand & Body Lotion, Lemon, 12 oz (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $15.83 1 $15.83
Avalon Organics Peppermint Hand And Body Lotion, 12-Ounce Bottle (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $15.07 1 $15.07
Mercurius AMS Kite Paper 100 Sheets 11 Colors 6.25" Squares • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Chenille Stem Class Pack, 4 MM x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors, 1000/Box (65490) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
REXBETI Hex Key Allen Wrench Set, SAE Metric Long Arm Ball End Hex Key Set Tools, Industrial Grade, Bonus Free Strength Helping T-Handle, S2 Steel (26 Pieces hex key wrench set + T-Handle) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Interstate WoodWorks Beeswax Paste Wood Finish & Polish - 6.25 oz. • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Pastel Pearl Multicolor Mix Plastic Craft Pony Beads, 6 x 9mm, 1000 Beads, Made in The USA, Bulk for Making Crafts, Bracelets, Necklaces & Hair braiding • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Amazon Brand - Solimo 70% Isopropyl Alcohol First Aid Antiseptic for Treatment of Minor Cuts and Scrapes, 32 Fl Oz (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $3.36 4 $13.44
KINJOEK 10 Packs 1.5 Inch Paint Brush, Home Wall Trim House Chip Paintbrush Set, Professional Multi-Purpose Home Repair Tools for DIY Paint Stains Varnishes Glues Acrylics Cabinet Deck Fence Edge Door • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
16 Colors Food Coloring for Easter Egg Cake Decorating - DaCool Food Grade Liquid Tasteless Vibrant Color for Baking Cookie Icing Cake Decorating Fondant Clay DIY Kit - 5.5 fl. Oz(10ml Each Bottles) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Stretchy String for Bracelets, 4 Rolls 1 mm Sturdy Elastic String Elastic Cord for Jewelry Making, Necklaces, Beading (2 Black+ 2 White) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Amazon Basics Plastic Desk Organizer - Accessory Tray, Black • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77

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