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Ms. Bayston from Oakland CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Vibrant Classroom Walls & Bright Science Charts

Help me give my students whiteboard markers, tape, student sized staplers, velcro, and chart markers to help our classroom walls come alive with vibrant charts in science!

  • $233 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 28 second grade students are from a vibrant, diverse community, and most of the students speak a language other than English at home. In our class, we have students who's families have been anchored in Oakland for generations as well as students from Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Yemen, Afghanistan, Cambodia, and more! My kids and their families are determined to succeed, and together, we are making incredible gains. In the past years, our school has had some of the largest academic gains of any elementary school in the entire school district. As it is my third year teaching, I am excited to grow and learn with and from my sweet 7 and 8-year-olds this year. They deserve the best, and this is where you can help.

My Project

Historically at our school, students have learned science with an enrichment teacher outside of their regular classroom. This year, I have the pleasure of getting to teach my students science inside of our classroom! I have done a lot of work this summer preparing engaging science units that integrate the content standards, hands-on science experiments, and English Language Development.

We need colorful chart markers, white-board markers, velcro, and tape in order to make science engaging and exciting!

As I get ready to make charts and prepare materials, I recognize that we need both teacher supplies and student supplies to support learning. My students will get to create science projects and science writing activities using the chart markers, tape, and student staplers. I will get to make charts full of colorful diagrams as we learn about states of matter, types of rock, and plants & insects! Thank you for your generous support of our learning!

Ms. Bayston
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Expo 1920940 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 36 Count, Black • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
Swingline Mini Stapler, Tot, 12 Sheet Capacity, includes Built-In Staple Remover & 1000 Standard Staples, Blue - S7079172 • Amazon Business $3.14 7 $21.98
Scotch Magic Tape, Numerous Applications, Invisible, Engineered for Repairing, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 10 Rolls (810P10K) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery by FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Scotch Brand Magic Tape, 6 Dispensered Rolls, Writeable, Invisible, The Original, Engineered for Repairing, Great for Gift Wrapping, 3/4 x 650 Inches (6122) • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Count • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Sharpie 1760445 Flip Chart Marker, Black, 8-Pack • Amazon Business $6.31 1 $6.31

Materials cost

$151.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$197.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.87

Total project goal

$232.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$232.47

3 Donors

-$117.00

Donations toward project cost

-$99.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.55

match offer

-$115.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$98.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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