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Mr. Gomez, Ralph from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools for School, Help Make our Class Special II

Help me give my students basic tools to last the school year like markers, pencils, tape, and lab poster letters.

  • $403 goal

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My Students

Our students are inner-city, at-risk students living in between East Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, a city filled with dreams and filled with life's harsh reality. Their school and town are contradictions of the truth. Every day kids see an area being used for some filming with happy actors in a perfect world. The reality for my students is a single-family household, parents that work nights, teen pregnancy, and other issues of inner-city youth. Our students are surrounded by the glamour of the city and social media, but it is still worlds away from their reality.

Our students are humble and grateful kids who do not expect much but are thankful and surprised when they receive anything.

My dream is to make my classroom feel like a second home, so they can forget about everything else and focus on what is going on in class. I want them to love education as I do, so that it can do what it did for me because I, too, came from a similar environment. It is my job to engage them with hands-on activities and instill resilience in them.

My Project

The materials we are requesting are simple tools, pencils, a glue gun, markers, pens, tape, lab poster decorations, etc. These tools may not seem significant, but last year was the first time our class had most of the tools we needed to make great Lab experiment posters. It was nice not having to hunt down equipment and we are not going back to what it was like before. Every year we try to add to what we have, and every year we end up doing more labs and activities.

Being able to have tools that work is so big.

Not having to share tools from class to class, with devices getting lost it's critical for our students getting their work done during school hours. Having an engaging classroom is a big deal when you work with minorities and students with poverty. They are always faced with choosing between their education and helping out the family.

Mr. Gomez, Ralph
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Linkbro Magnetic Dry Erase Markers - Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack, Low Odor Whiteboard markers for kids, Work On White board & Calendar, Refrigerator • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Black, 400 count • Amazon Business $46.18 1 $46.18
10 Sets of Alphabet Letter Self Adhesive Foam Glitter Stickers (Pack of 260) Assorted Colors - Kid's Arts Craft Supplies for Greeting Cards Home Decoration • Amazon Business $12.98 3 $38.94
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
PROkleber Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit Full Size 100 Watt with Carry Bag and 12 pcs Glue Sticks, for DIY, Arts & Crafts Projects, Sealing, Quick Repairs, Light and Heavy Duty, Home, Office (Green/Blue) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Duck HD Clear Heavy Duty Packing Tape Refill, 6 Rolls, 1.88 Inch x 54.6 Yard, (441962) • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
WHITGO 11 8 Packs,13lb/6kg(Max) Heavy Duty Reusable Strong Self Adhesive Nail Free No Scratch Super Waterproof Seamless Sticky Hooks Bathroom Kitchen Wall Towel Hooks & Ceili • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
WEfun Glitter Washi Tape,50 rolls Decorative Tape for Arts and Crafts, Scrapbook,DIY,Gift Wrapping,Party Supplies, Multi-purpose with Colorful Designs and Patterns • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Nano Double Sided Tape - Multipurpose Wall Tape Adhesive Strips Removable Transparent Tape,Washable Heavy Duty Strong Sticky Mounting Tape Gel Poster Tape for Paste Items,Household(16.5FT/5M) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
102pcs Funny Science Chemistry Lab Apparatus Stickers Vinyl Phone Laptop Water Bottle Motorcycle Bicycle Luggage Guitar Skateboard Sticker Decal • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Funny Science Laboratory Stickers for Student Laptop Chemistry Lab Stickers Car Motorcycle Bicycle Luggage Helmet Graffiti Patches Skateboard Stickers (Science Laboratory) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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