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Ms. Armijo from Albuquerque NM is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want to Consolidate and Collaborate!

My students need shelves, storage organizers, and board games.

  • $556 goal

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My Students

Our school is the largest elementary in the state of New Mexico. We have nearly 1200 students K-5, and are the same size as many local high schools. We are a Title I school and many students come from high poverty, are participating in a dual language program, are learning English as a Second Language, or have other challenges due to one of the many complex issues today's youth are faced with.

I am so proud of my students- at 6 years old, they embrace learning and over the year, become self starters, learn empathy and collaboration, set reasonable goals based on their own abilities, and are actively engaged in their own learning.

In a collaborative and supportive environment, students learn to safely hone these skills and take an active role in their own learning, and they respond amazingly! We focus on consciously making decisions that affect both the individual and others around us. We grow and learn as a community and increase awareness of the world around us as well. My students always rise to the high expectations set for them, and are setting the foundation to be tomorrows leaders, each and every day!

My Project

With limited learning space, and materials for 20 students (and one teacher), it is necessary to be able to organize everything in an effective and efficient manner. Students need to be able to access their materials and learning tools easily and quickly. Our activities are differentiated, providing access to all learners, but can be difficult to find space for. We currently have an organizer for Daily 5 independent work, but it is in bad shape after 7 years of use, with drawers that constantly fall off the grooves, and two drawers that are cracked and no longer holding together despite the duct tape. I use milk crates for most storage needs in the classroom, but would like to add aesthetically pleasing options which would utilize space more effectively (corners and crates can be tricky and can only be stacked 2 high!).

These shelves and organization drawers will help us keep materials ready to access, and since most of my students are English Language Learners and need to practice communication and collaboration, the board games will provide these valuable experiences!

Many times, students do not have access to board games at home, due primarily to most parents working long hours, financial challenges, and the abundance of technology available. Students are not able to learn valuable lessons that these games provide, such as collaboration, communication skills, and sharing and turn taking. Many of the board games that we are seeking funding for also provide invaluable skills practice in a fun and inviting way. We currently have 1 board game for free choice time and skill building time, which is inadequate for 20 students to use. So many of my English Language Learners would benefit from the ability to practice their English language skills in a social setting!

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids 15-Drawer Mobile Organizer, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $92.66 1 $92.66
Cappuccino Finish Wood Wall 5-Tier Corner Bookshelf Bookcase • Amazon Business $74.95 1 $74.95
12 Pack DecoBros Document Magazine File Holder Organizer, 4 Colors • Amazon Business $23.87 2 $47.74
ClosetMaid 1044 Cubeicals 3-2-1 Cube Organizer, Espresso • Amazon Business $36.94 1 $36.94
Peaceable Kingdom Hoot Owl Hoot! Cooperative Board Game • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Naomi Home Kids Toy Sling Book Rack, Cream/Espresso • Amazon Business $30.25 1 $30.25
Peaceable Kingdom Feed the Woozle Award Winning Preschool Skills Builder Game • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Smead Cascading Wall Organizer, 6 Pockets, Letter Size, Gray/Bright (92060) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Pacon Classroom Keepers Folder Holders, 4-pack, Assorted Colors (001328) • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
Scrabble Junior Game • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Guess Who? Board Game • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Math Splat Game Addition • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Learning Resources Snap It Up! Math: Add/Sub Card Game • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Hasbro Sorry 2013 Edition Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Math War Addition and Subtraction Game Cards • Amazon Business $2.69 2 $5.38

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