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Mrs. Gray from Atlanta IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transforming Our Room and Engaging Our Firsties!

Help me give my students engaging classroom experiences! These supplies will be used for room transformations including a bat cave, the Arctic, a restaurant, a crime scene and surgery! The items are used to create an authentic experience!

  • $313 goal

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My Students

Each day my students walk into our classroom full of life, eager to learn, and excited to see what our day has in store for them! They take so much pride in what they do and how much they grow as learners and thinkers throughout the year. They remind me daily why I teach!

As times have changed, so have the needs of our students.

The elementary classroom that we once knew continues to evolve with these everchanging needs. The need for engagement has been more at the forefront than now!

Just under fifty percent of the students in my school receive free or reduced lunches. Many also receive weekend food backpacks prepared and provided by a local church. Despite the hardships their families face, my students continue to come back with a can do attitude! A positive attitude along with a growth mindset remind my students just how capable they really are!

My Project

The need for engagement is at the forefront of the world of education now more than ever. One way we engage our students can be with room transformations.

While learning about bats through nonfiction texts, our students spent a day in a bat cave complete with blacked out windows (tablecloths), bats hanging from the ceiling and he sounds of a cave playing sorting in back.

A day in the Arctic includes fake snow, ice pons, and white as far as the first grade eye can see!

A crime scene lends itself to first grade investigators breaking apart sentences and math problems and finding the mistakes. First graders complete surgery on nonfiction texts to extract all of its features.

Possibilities are endless and I want my students to go places they’ve never been and never have to leave our classroom!

Mrs. Gray
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Chef Hats – 24-Pack Disposable White Paper Chef Toques, Chef Supplies, Adjustable Professional Kitchen Chef Caps for Baking, Culinary Hygiene, Cooking Safety, 20-22 Inches in Circumference • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Kids Disposable Nitrile Gloves for 7-14 Years - Latex Free, Food Grade, Powder Free - for Crafting, Painting, Gardening, Cooking, Cleaning - 100 PCS Blue • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Retro Style Red Fast Food Basket (12Pk) and Black Checkered Deli Liner (120Pk). Classic 11 In Deli Baskets Are Microwavable and Dishwasher Safe. Disposable Deli Paper Squares for Easy Cleanup • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Red Gingham Checkered 12 Pack Premium Disposable Plastic Picnic Tablecloth 54 Inch. x 108 Inch. Rectangle Table Cover By Grandipity • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Aluminum Foil – 2-Pack of 200 Square Foot Roll - 12 Inch Silver Paper Wrap - Chemical & Toxin-Free Food Wrapping Paper - Safe for Grill - (400 Sq. Feet) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
CLK MEDICAL SUPPLY KE3396B Superior K200 Children's Ear Loop Procedure Face Mask, 3-ply, 14.5 cm x 9 cm, Blue • Amazon Business $8.25 2 $16.50
Women's White Lab Coats Doctor Workwear - Unisex Lab Coat Scrubs Adult Uniform Long Sleeves XL • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Swanson BT30CAU2 Barricade Caution Tape with Yellow/Black Print, 3" x 300' • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Costume Polar Bear Plush Hat with Mittens Paw Prints by HatButik • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
(12-pack) Heavy Duty Plastic Table Covers Tablecloth (Reusable) (Rectangle 54" X 108", Black) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Rapiddominance Police FitAll Flex Cap, Black, Small/Medium • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Exquisite 12-Pack Premium Plastic Tablecloth 54 Inch. x 108 Inch. Rectangle Table Cover-White • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
SETH - 100 Pcs-21 Inches , Disposable Bouffant (Hair Net) Caps, Spun-bounded Poly, Hair Head Cover Net, Non-woven, Medical, Labs, Nurse, Tattoo, Food Service, Health, Hospital (100, 21 Inches) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
1000 Count 100% Natural Bamboo Toothpicks – Kitchen Essential • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80

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