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Ms. Grout from Houston TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

There's No Place Like Home

My students need dry erase boards with markers, speakers, an area rug and desk to create a safe and comfortable learning space and a Cricut to create educational and visual resources.

  • $683 goal

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My Students

In our class we laugh, sing, dance, joke, learn and grow together and nothing gets better than that. Teaching in an inner-city, Title 1 school my job somedays can be difficult, however, working with some of the most deserving children make my job SO reward.

My students hold a VERY special place in my heart, they are the reason I wake up and go to work every day and I want to give them everything that they deserve.

I work with students who are used to the basics. Same book, pencil, and paperwork every day. I want to be able to provide them with an exciting classroom environment and the tools for making learning exciting and memorable!

My Project

My project is to provide my students with a learning environment that excites them to learn. It gives them a sense of belonging and community, a place where they can feel at home.

Providing my students with a more comfortable and exciting classroom will not only inspire me to be a better teacher but my students to be better learners.

By placing a large area rug gives them a sense of home. The speakers will allow me to show videos, use online resources and occasionally play music to heighten concentration. Replacing my desk with a standing desk will not only introduce more space in my classroom it will give my students a sense of empowerment while they lead the classroom. Incorporating dry erase boards into my room gives my students a different way to work through problems, answer them and share with others. Finally, the Cricut will provide the most useful for my students. With this I will be able to create a multitude of things such as motivational wall decals and more importantly, it will allow for me to create instructional posters that are catered to what my students are learning. My students may also use this product during individual and group projects.

Overall this project is to help my students understand that learning can be fun and that the classroom can be a welcoming and loving place.

Ms. Grout
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2, Matte Black • Amazon Business $249.99 1 $249.99
Ameriwood Home 9872096COM Coleton Standing Desk • Amazon Business $88.00 1 $88.00
Chenille Kraft Dry Erase Student Boards, Plain White, 9" x 12", 10/St • Staples Advantage $23.99 3 $71.97
Superior Flagstone Collection Area Rug, 6mm Pile Height with Jute Backing, Affordable and Contemporary Rugs, Modern Geometric Diamond Pattern - 5' x 8' Rug, Blue • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Avery Marks-A-Lot Chisel Point Dry-Erase Marker, Assorted, 24/Pack (98188) • Staples Advantage $20.59 2 $41.18
Insignia? - Powered Computer Speakers with Subwoofer (3-Piece) - Black/Silver/Gray • Best Buy Education $30.56 1 $30.56

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