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Mrs. Elizabeth Powell from Lexington KY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Welcome to a New School Year

Help me give my students items to help welcome them into a new classroom after a long, difficult summer to help create a sense of comfort and home within the classroom.

  • $288 goal

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My Students

As a language arts teacher at a low-income/high poverty Title I urban school with 80% receiving free or reduced-price lunch, I know that my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom that distract from their learning. Hispanic or African American students are approximately 70% of our total school population.

Providing students with high-interest, engaging lessons is vital.

I want to reach students by connecting reading and writing to improve their overall literacy skills.

A welcoming environment is also important. A classroom that is inviting is a place where students will feel comfortable and want to come every day. Providing students with a more personalized classroom is important because this means providing students with a learning place created just for them.

My Project

Starting the 2020-2021 school year will be extremely important for incoming group of sixth graders as they transition from elementary to middle school.

We want to create a welcoming classroom that will help them feel comfortable and at ease during a time that is exciting, especially since they will be coming from a school year that ended on a stressful note.

Providing students with inspirational quotes from Dr. Seuss in framed pictures, posters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., colorful canvas storage baskets for books, a letter board, new curtains with quotes, and a newly decorated bulletin board with features of the upcoming year will be a sure hit with the students.

An atmosphere for students which is conducive to learning and warm, inviting, and welcoming will provide the fresh start that we all need.

Mrs. Elizabeth Powell
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Motivational Quotes Shower Curtain with 12 Hooks, Rustic Shower Curtain Vintage Bookshelf Shower Curtain Waterproof Bathroom Curtains • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Fadeless Bulletin Board Art Paper, Weathered Wood, 48" x 12', 1 Roll • Amazon Business $9.86 3 $29.58
[Remote and Timer] 36ft 100 LED Outdoor Battery Fairy Lights, String Lights for Bedroom, Garden, Easter, Christmas Decoration (8 Modes, Dimmable, IP65 Waterproof, Warm White) (Remote and Timer) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Fadeless PAC57395 Bulletin Board Art Paper, Natural Burlap, 48" x 50', 1 Roll • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
10 x 10 Premium Solid Oak Framed Changeable Letter Board, with Free Canvas Bag, 340 Characters (340 White) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Dr. Seuss Quotes and Saying Rustic Wood Wall Art Decor- 8"x10" Wood Hanging Sign - Motivational Inspirational Classroom Office Child/Boy/Girl/Nursery Room Decor • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Simple Designs LT2007-WHT Mini Basic Table Lamp, White • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Lannu Pack 4 Canvas Storage Bins Basket Organizers Foldable Fabric Cotton Linen Blend Storage Bins for Makeup, Book, Baby Toy Basket, 8x6x5.5 inch • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Lannu Canvas Storage Bins Organizer Toy Basket Classical Black and White Fabric Cloth Home Decor,Small,Set of 4 • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Each Time You Open A Book And Read It, A Tree Smiles - 11x14 Unframed Art Print - Great Gift and Decor for Classroom, Library, Student and Home Under $15 • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
We Lose Ourselves In Books and Find Ourselves There Too - 11x14 Unframed Art Print - Great Gift and Decor for Classroom, Library, Student and Home Under $15 (Printed on Paper, Not Wood) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Motivational Poster Motivational Pictures Posters Dr Martin Luther King Jr Poster Civil Rights Us History Posters Poster Motivational Quote Pictures Posters with Quotes Inspiration Quote Posters P005 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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