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Ms. Murray from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Extraordinary Learners

Help me give my students materials such as laminating pouches, dry erase sleeves and fly squatters to build literacy and math centers for differenicated learning.

  • $292 goal

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My Students

I have a diverse group of fantastic students. However, the majority of my students come from the public housing system in NYC, along with an increasing number of English Language Learners.

"The greatest natural resource is the minds of our children."- Walt Disney

They are a wonderful group of students who love to explore and learn as well as amaze me on a daily basis. Even though many of them face very harsh realities, they still come in excited to learn and happy to be in school. My students find comfort in the school; for some, it is one of the few constants in life they can count on. Working in a large urban city school with very limited resources, I have learned to be creative when it comes to providing my students with resources.

My Project

My classroom consists of extraordinary learners and despite their struggles wish include Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy needs, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities they are always trying their best. I am in need of incorporating math and literacy centers which will help struggling learners practice various skills. Some children still struggle to recognize letter sounds, some are working towards putting sounds together to read words while others are reading sight words. In math, we are work towards gaining an understanding of number sense and decomposing numbers. By creating fun and engaging centers all of these skills will soon be mastered but we are in need of some basic items to make this happen. We need laminating sheets to laminate our centers for long lasting fun, fly squatters for swatting flies with sight words and letters and sheet protectors to preserve recording sheets for easy reusable center recording sheets.

Despite struggles my students face they remain positive and enthusiastic learners who are excited to come in to school and learn each and everyday.

Help me make fun hands-on learning centers to engage struggling learners.

Students with ADHD will greatly benefit from these hands-on learning materials because they sometimes are not as easily engaged with traditional paper and pencil tasks. These materials will help drive their instruction as well as keep them engaged.

Ms. Murray
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Pockets Sleeves Reusable with Elastic Marker Holder, 30-Pack Includes 30 Markers with Eraser Tips, Fits All Marker Sizes, Oversized 10 x 13 inches, Storage Bag, Neon Colors • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
Scotch Thermal Pouches, Letter, 200/Pack (TP3854-200) • $42.49 1 $42.49
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $11.56 3 $34.68
30 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser for School Classroom, Office, Home - Buytra Dry Erase Erasers Cleaner for Dry-erase White Board, 1.97 x 1.97", Square Shape (Yellow, Blue, Green) • Amazon Business $11.59 2 $23.18
Gamenote Classroom Magnetic Numbers and Operations Kit with Double-Side Magnet Board - Foam Number Magnets for Kids and Teachers(108 pcs in Box) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Tatuo 3 Pieces Large Extendable Fly Swatter, Manual Swat Pest Control with Strong Flexible Durable Telescopic Handle, Lightweight (Multicolor B) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
TECH-P® Creative Life Craft Small Pom Poms Glitter Balls Small Sparkle Balls– Assorted Color (10mm-1000Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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