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Mr. Seidler from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Historians on the Trail

Help me give my students a brand new set of portfolio binders, a new researcher set to investigate articles, historical classroom decor, and inexpensive tech for sensory overloaded students. Thank you for your generosity!

  • $950 goal

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My Students

The one hundred-plus Philadelphia public high school students I am fortunate enough to teach are an inquisitive, compassionate, and creative group of young people. Despite my school's Title I status and my students' significant challenges posed by their varied and pervasive academic and social-emotional disabilities, my kids come to class each and every day always excited to learn and try something new.

All of my students' innate abilities and consistent willingness to demonstrate perseverance each and every day in their studies leaves me in awe of their dedication to better themselves at all times.

My students truly live according to the motto of "no excuses equals success."

As children of the twenty-first century, technology comes second nature to my students as well. My kids most appreciate learning through games - be it digital or traditional cardboard - and absolutely love interacting with the world.

My Project

The use of portfolios coupled with colorful highlighters and post-it notes, timers, and quieting headphones help students identify and critically analyze key elements of historical documents and current news articles in a highly organized yet artistic way. Noise cancellation headphones, timers to help the kids stay on task, and some added historical classroom decor will not only take their varied and serious academic and social-emotional needs into account but allow them to feel fully comfortable in a subject that can be overwhelming for the most studious of us due to my kids' sensory overload of information and graphic design. My cart aims to create a social studies environment with special education thought at its heart. I hope you will find it in yours to support my wonderful class of kids.

Mr. Seidler
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 105 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery Economy View Binder with 1 Inch Round Ring, White, 1 Binder (5760) • Amazon Business $1.99 85 $169.15
500 Page Protectors 8.5 x 11 Clear Plastic Sheet Protectors, Top Loading / 3 Hole Binder Design Page Protectors, Archival Safe for Photos or Printed Copy, Sleeves Hold Multiple Sheets • Amazon Business $26.99 5 $134.95
Sugru Moldable Glue - Original Formula - Black & White 8-Pack - I000467 • Amazon Business $15.99 8 $127.92
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rio de Janeiro Colors, Large Pack, Recyclable, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $14.75 5 $73.75
TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones [2019 Upgrade] Bluetooth Headphones SoundSurge 60 Over Ear Headphones Sound Deep Bass, Quick Charge, 30 Hours Playtime for Travel Work TV PC Cellphone • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", 4 x 4 Graph Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 400 Sheets Per Pack (62360) • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Presentation Remote,Doosl Wireless Presenter Laser Pointer Green Powerponiter Clicker Remote LCD Display with Timer,Classroom Pointers for Teachers Office • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
U Brands Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 10-Count • Amazon Business $4.83 6 $28.98
Mpow Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver 2-in-1, Bluetooth Transmitter for TV, Wireless Bluetooth Adapter with aptX for CD-Like Voice Enjoyment, Bluetooth Audio Receiver for Car/Home Stereo System • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Accuon Electronic Jumbo Digit Countdown/Up Timer • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
10 Pack Small Mini Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Countdown Up Minute Second Timer (10 Orange) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Declaration of Independence 16 X 14, Constitution of the U.S. 18.5 X 12.5, Bill of Rights 16 X 14 Posters • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59

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