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Ms. Wheeler from Brownsburg IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wheeler's Wonderful Writers

My students need these items (mobile whiteboard, teepee, desk and sit spots) to help encourage them to push themselves and help bring the fun back to learning!

  • $572 goal

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My Students

It is hard to put into words what a classroom full of 6 and 7 year-old children can do to your heart; but if you spent just 1 day in my shoes, you would quickly learn. They make you proud when they lift up their peers. They make you excited when they reach their reading goal. They make you determined to find a new approach to teach a writing skill to those struggling learners.

Now it's my turn to make sure they are feeling all of these emotions right along with me!

The requirements for 1st grade students to master in one year are different from the past. What I have found most challenging in my years of teaching is discovering engaging ways to motivate these young learners. Their focus can be short and quickly lost spending six solid hours in the classroom with intense desktop academics. We have two short breaks a day for brain breaks, one half hour recess and a daily trip to rotating specials for 40 minutes.

I want to create a space that brings the fun back into learning and provides them with more opportunities to grow, create & explore!

My Project

This year my goal is to provide students with more opportunities to work away from their desks. I specifically chose materials in this project to target special reading and writing needs of my students.

This project would allow for my class to grow as learners and feel more independent within our room.

For example, the rolling dry erase board would allow for me to review my whole group lesson in small groups. I have found that reteaching a lesson with children in smaller groups has a a great impact on retention.

The small teepee tent will help me create a reading space in my classroom that students will want to go to to read quietly on their own. Students are highly motivated by special, cozy places they can go to as an incentive. The dry erase sleeves will help students easily practice skills at stations without the fear of making mistakes.

During independent writing time, I find that the majority of my students are more engaged when they are not writing at their desks. Incorporating a different table to work at will provide my students with flexible seating options during this time.

The other items are classroom supplies that will be used daily to help our class run and function smoothly!

Ms. Wheeler
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnetic Mobile Whiteboard - 40x28 inches Whiteboard on wheels with Stand, Height Adjustable Dry Erase Easel Board Flipchart Easel Whiteboard with Marker Tray, 1 Eraser, 3 Markers, 6 Magnets • Amazon Business $132.99 1 $132.99
JOYNOTE Teepee Kids Tent 6' Indoor Outdoor Children Indian Play Tent 5 Wooden Poles Canvas Tipi White with Carry Bag, Decorations Star Stickers & Flag (Include Cotton Mat) • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Ameriwood Home Parsons Desk with Drawer, White • Amazon Business $73.49 1 $73.49
SitSpots 30 Circle Pack | Original Sit Spots • Amazon Business $59.97 1 $59.97
Calypso Dot Decals • Amazon Business $15.15 2 $30.30
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Rod Desyne Magnetic Curtain Rod, 17-30", White • Amazon Business $19.20 1 $19.20
DHP Parsons Modern End Table, Multi-use and Toolless Assembly, White • Amazon Business $19.10 1 $19.10
Lil' Fairy Door Door Novelty, Sparkle Blue • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$448.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.71

Total project goal

$571.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.42

6 Donors

-$519.95

Donations toward project cost

-$464.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.49

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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