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Ms. Gilhooly from Springfield MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Moving from 1st grade to 2nd grade!

Help me give my students a fresh start this year! We will be moving from 1st grade to 2nd grade as a classroom family. Please help us calm our buddies and stay organized!

  • 2 donors
  • $2,674 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year, I am teaching 2nd Grade in Springfield, MA.

IMAGINE: you're an at-risk elementary school student, who needs basic materials to learn.

You want more than anything to improve, but you're against all odds.

You attended all your Zoom meetings every day despite the fact that it is hard. And this year will be their first year back in school.

You're a second-grader who has a heavy mind, minimal sleep, and a rumbling tummy....

Despite the challenges, they come in ready to learn EVERY DAY. To accomplish their goals, though, they need a few things: encouragement, support, and motivation... and most of all, a calm, flexible, and organized classroom

My Project

This year my students and I will be starting right where we left off in May. We will be moving up from 1st grade to 2nd grade together as a community. These items will help us stay organized and help calm our bodies as we transition back into the school building. Some of my students will be entering the school building for the first time as second-grader. Imagine never having to sit at a desk until this year? My goal is to create an environment that is comfortable and calm!

Ms. Gilhooly
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson 410XL Black & Standard Photo Black and C/M/Y Color Ink Cartridges, Combo 5 Pack (T410XL-BCS) • Amazon Business $73.29 2 $146.58
ClosetMaid 1290 Cubeicals Organizer, 12-Cube, White • Amazon Business $125.44 1 $125.44
WALIKI Round Children Floor Cushions, Alternative Classroom Seating | Sponge Disc Seats | 15”/40CM | Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
Finnhomy 12 Drawer Rolling Cart Organizer,Storage Cart with Drawers, Utility Cart for School, Office, Home, Beauty Salon Storage, Semi-Transparent White • Amazon Business $82.99 1 $82.99
ZZCC Big Size Bubble Fidget Toy, Rainbow Chess Board Push Bubble Popper Fidget Silicone Sensory Toy for Parent-Child Time, Stress Relief Fidget Toy to Play with Friends • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
ArtBin 6947ZZ Photo & Craft Organizer Set, Large Box with [5] Plastic Storage Cases Inside, Clear • Amazon Business $17.06 4 $68.24
ECR4Kids - ELR-15810-BK The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Flexible Seating for Homeschool and Classrooms, One-Piece Writing Table for Kids, Teens and Adults, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified, Black • Amazon Business $33.67 2 $67.34
ECR4Kids - ELR-15810-BK The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Flexible Seating for Homeschool and Classrooms, One-Piece Writing Table for Kids, Teens and Adults, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified, Black • Amazon Business $33.67 2 $67.34
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair Active Classroom Desk Alternative Seating, Pink, Lime Green, Grey and Blue, 45 cm • Amazon Business $67.07 1 $67.07
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair Active Classroom Desk Alternative Seating, Pink, Lime Green, Grey and Blue, 45 cm • Amazon Business $67.07 1 $67.07
Honey-Can-Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer with 12 Plastic Drawers • Amazon Business $64.68 1 $64.68
Sterilite 17918004 3 Drawer Unit, White Frame with Clear Drawers, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $53.39 1 $53.39
Amscan 410017 Clear Slanted Plastic Jar with lid | 80 Oz | 1 Pc • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 100-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 Inches, Letter Size Sheets (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $12.57 4 $50.28
FRIENDLY CUDDLE Weighted Lap Pad for Kids 5 lbs. - Sensory Weighted Stuffed Animals - Lap Blanket for Toddlers Kids Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder - Perfect for Classroom Travel Home Office. • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
FRIENDLY CUDDLE Weighted Lap Pad for Kids 5 lbs. - Sensory Weighted Stuffed Animals - Lap Blanket for Toddlers Kids Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder - Perfect for Classroom Travel Home Office. • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Fire 7 tablet, 7" display, 16 GB, latest model (2019 release), Black • Amazon Business $44.98 1 $44.98
Avery Shipping Address Labels,Laser Printers,250 Labels,2x4 Labels,Permanent Adhesive,TrueBlock,5 Packs (5263) • Amazon Business $43.93 1 $43.93
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 100-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 Inches, Letter Size Sheets (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
IRIS USA, Inc. 587601 CDD-XS3 Desktop Drawer • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Colorations 100% Polyester Felt Sheets 6" x 9", 10 colors, 1mm Thick, 100 Sheet Pack for Sewing and DIY Arts & Crafts Projects (Item #EZFELT),orange • Amazon Business $35.32 1 $35.32
MABIS Decorative Storage Apothecary Clear Jar for Kitchen, Bathroom or Laundry Organization with Lid, 41 x 42 x 7 Inches • Amazon Business $8.68 4 $34.72
EXQUISS 50 Pcs Rose Gold Foil Border Place Cards Name Tags Seating Cards Blank Place Cards White Cards Reserved Cards Perfect for Wedding Reception Party Birthday Baby Shower Event - 4 x 2 inches  • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Learning Resources Time Tracker Visual Timer & Clock, Classroom Tracker, Ages 5+ - Blue • Amazon Business $30.50 1 $30.50
Learning Resources Time Tracker Visual Timer & Clock, Classroom Tracker, Ages 5+ - Blue • Amazon Business $30.50 1 $30.50
Fidget Bands for Classroom Chairs: LakiKid Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture - Perfect Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet, Bouncy Foot Fidgets for Classroom, Alternative Seating for Students • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Avery File Folder Labels for Laser and Ink Jet Printers with TrueBlock Technology, 3.4375 x .66 inches, White, Box of 1500 (5366) • Amazon Business $26.40 1 $26.40
Juvale Round Galvanized Buckets - 6-Pack Steel Buckets with Handle for Beer and Drinks, Table Centerpiece Party Supplies, 100-Ounce, Silver, 7 x 7 Inches • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Sensory Stress Ball Set, 12 Pack Stress Relief Fidget Balls for Kids/Adults to Relax with Water Beads, Hand Exercise, Anxiety Relief, Decompress, Focus, Squeeze Toys for Autism/ADD/ADHD • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Vinyl Transfer Tape, 6 inch x 300 feet, Clear High Tack Film for Craft Die Cutters • Amazon Business $23.90 1 $23.90
Classroom Keepers 12" x 18" Construction Paper Storage, 10-Slot, White, 16-7/8"H x 26-7/8"W x 18-1/2"D, 1 Piece • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Howstart 12 Pcs Mini Push pop Bubble Fidget Toy, Simple Fidget Toy, Keychain Bubble Pop Desk Toy, Decompression Toys Suitable for All Ages (Square+Round) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Educational Insights Spinzone Magnetic Whiteboard Spinners • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Howstart 12 Pcs Mini Push pop Bubble Fidget Toy, Simple Fidget Toy, Keychain Bubble Pop Desk Toy, Decompression Toys Suitable for All Ages (Square+Round) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Educational Insights Spinzone Magnetic Whiteboard Spinners • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Bankers Box Decorative Eight Compartment Literature Sorter, Letter, Black/Gray Pinstripe (6170301) • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
SadoTech Wireless Doorbells - Model C, 1 Push-Button Ringer & 1 Receiver, Battery Operated, Waterproof, Long Range, Portable Door Bells for Home w/ 52 Chimes & 4 Volumes, White • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
IEOKE Pant Hangers, Skirt Hangers with Clips Metal Trouser Clip Hangers for Heavy Duty Ultra Thin Space Saving • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Classroom Hand Pointers Set of 3 ~ 15" • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Ten-Frame Set, Classroom Math Set, Magnetic Whiteboard Set, Classroom Demonstration, Set of 4, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
URSKYTOUS 60Pcs Animal Pencil Erasers Bulk Kids Japanese Come Apart Puzzle Eraser Toys for Party Favors, Classroom Prizes, Carnival Gifts and School Supplies(Random Designs) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
IKAYAS 81 Pcs Carpet Spots Markers Sit Dots Carpet Circles Carpet Markers for Classroom Decoration Teacher Supplies, Carpet Floor Dots Spots for Kids Social Distancing and Wait Line Up, 9 Colors • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
Eamay Hundreds Pocket Chart with 130 Number Cards, Number 1-100 Board Pocket Chart for Teacher Lessons in a Classroom or for Use at Home (100 Pockets) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Stress Balls for Kids and Adults, LOSIMEI 4 Funny Squishies Balls DNA Stress Ball Fidget Toy for Anxiety Autism ADHD, Sensory Toys Stress Relief Toys for Party Favors, Birthday Gifts, Home, Office • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Mini Buckets for Crafts and Party Favors (3.3 x 2.5 x 3 in, 10 Pack) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
40 PCS Nameplate Pocket Adhesive Desk Nameplates Name Tag Pocket 13.5 x 4.7 Inch • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Juvale Clear Adhesive Pockets Holder for Label & Business Card (2.3 x 3.7 in, 100 Pack) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
flic-flac 48PCS 8 x 12 inches (20 x 30cm) Assorted Color Felt Fabric Sheets Patchwork Sewing DIY Craft 1mm Thick … (20cm 30cm, 48pcs) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
SIQUK 63 Pieces Carpet Spot Markers Hook and Loop Carpet Marker for Classroom, 9 Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy for Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | for ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
25 Clearview Nameplate Pockets by Ashley Productions • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Colorful Dry Erase Dots Circles Whiteboard Marker Removable Vinyl Stickers Spots Wall Decals for School Classroom Teachers Students Table & Desk (8 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Sharpie King Size Permanent Markers | Chisel Tip Markers for Work & Industrial Use, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
2 Pack - KIMBORA 6 Large Mesh Pockets Closet Door Hanging Shoe Rack Organizer Narrow Shoe Holder Over Door, White (13.7'' by 30'') • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Amazon Basics Felt Tip Marker Pens - Assorted Color, 24-Pack • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game for Preschoolers & Toddlers, Color Recognition, Fine Motor Skills, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
Squishies Squishy Toy 24pcs Party Favors for Kids Mochi Squishy Toy moji Kids Party Favors Mini Kawaii squishies Mochi Stress Reliever Anxiety Toys Easter Basket Stuffers fillers with Storage Box • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Squishies Squishy Toy 24pcs Party Favors for Kids Mochi Squishy Toy moji Kids Party Favors Mini Kawaii squishies Mochi Stress Reliever Anxiety Toys Easter Basket Stuffers fillers with Storage Box • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Learning Resources Hand Pointers, Assorted Colors, Classroom Participation, Homeschool Supplies, Classroom Supplies, Gifts for Teachers, Set of 3, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Woodstock Chimes - The ORIGINAL Guaranteed Musically Tuned Chime, Zenergy - Solo, Silver • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
House Again Flexible Magnet Round with Adhesive Perfect for Crafts & DIY Projects, Hanging & Organizing Light Objects at Home Office or Warehouse, 100Pcs • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
6 Pack Small Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Back and ON/Off Switch,Minute Second Count Up Countdown • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
140Pcs Magnets with Adhesive Backing Magnetic Tape Magnet Strips – Perfect for Crafts & DIY Projects, Hanging & Organizing Light Objects at Home Office or Warehouse • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
DEWEL Bright Colored Masking Tape,6 Pack 1 Inch 22 Yard Rolls Board Line Classroom Decorations Tape, Labeling,DIY Art Supplies for Kids • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
DEWEL Bright Colored Masking Tape,6 Pack 1 Inch 22 Yard Rolls Board Line Classroom Decorations Tape, Labeling,DIY Art Supplies for Kids • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
2021-2022 Planner - Jul 2021 - Jun 2022, Weekly & Monthly Academic Planner with to-Do List, 8" x 10", Twin Wire Binding Perfect for Planning Your Home or Office • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
iBayam Journal Planner Pens Colored Pens Fine Point Markers Fine Tip Drawing Pens Porous Fineliner Pen for Bullet Journaling Writing Note Taking Calendar Coloring Art Office School Supplies, 18 Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scotch Dry Erase Tape, 1.88" x 5 Yards, 1 Roll, White (1905R-DE-WHT) • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb / 176 gsm, "Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 75 Sheets (80944-01) • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
2021-2022 Planner Agenda- Jul. 2021 - Jun. 2022 Weekly & Monthly Planner With Tab, 6.4" x 8.5", Back Pocket, Elastic Closure, Improving Your Time Management Skill • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Scotch Dry Erase Tape, 1.88" x 5 Yards, 1 Roll, White (1905R-DE-WHT) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Sharpie Permanent Markers Variety Pack, Featuring Fine, Ultra Fine, and Chisel Point Markers, Black, 6 Count • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$2,209.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$33.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,272.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$400.97

Total project goal

$2,673.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,673.16

1 Donor

-$1,262.32

Donations toward project cost

-$1,136.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.23

match offer

-$1,336.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,136.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$200.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$74.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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