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Ms. Nixon from Gary IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

1st Graders Scholars! We Can and We Will!

My students need disinfecting wipes, tissue, hand sanitizer, notebook paper, post-it notes, markers, pencils, erasers, folders, glue, scissors, and stapler with staples.

  • $500 goal

This project expired on September 3, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income, underfunded school district, my babies are presented with many barriers inside and outside of the classroom. While I have not met my children yet, I have heard great things about them and know I will love every one of them! I am so excited to meet my students! As their teacher, it is my job to care and support them any way I can. To bridge the gap in education that they experience it is essential that we build a positive and stimulating classroom environment that helps them grow and develop in every way they can. They are our future doctors, scientist, teachers, engineers, and innovators. With a strong foundation their possibilities are limitless.

My Project

These materials will give scholars a strong start into this brand new school year and support their journey as 1st graders. Essential materials like pencils, erasers, paper, etc. will be used daily in our classroom. Posters, borders and other creative materials will create an exciting and innovative look in the classroom and promote academic success.

Young scholars learn best when they use their hands so our classroom will include as much hands on learning as possible.

Since we don't have classroom sets of materials, we're limited in how often we can engage hands-on. They are young and wiggly, they will benefit immensely from having materials used in hands on activities like glue, construction paper, scissors.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Electric School Pencil Sharpener Pro Blue-gray • Teachers' School Supply $64.53 1 $64.53
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 1/3 Cut, Assorted, LETTER-size Holds 8 1/2" x 11", 250/Bx • Staples Advantage $41.79 1 $41.79
Staples School Glue, 4 oz. • Staples Advantage $1.49 24 $35.76
Westcott Kleencut Kid's 5" Blunt Scissors, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (04252) • Staples Advantage $19.69 1 $19.69
Oxford Twin-Pocket Portfolio, Assorted • Staples Advantage $19.09 1 $19.09
Pacon Corporation - Construc Ppr Gw Lwt Asst 9x12 500rm • Teachers' School Supply $18.09 1 $18.09
Staples Laminated Twin-Pocket Portfolios, Dark Blue, 8 1/2" x 11", 10/Pk • Staples Advantage $15.19 1 $15.19
Roaring Spring Wide-Ruled Loose Notebook Filler Paper, 100 Sheets Per Pack • Staples Advantage $4.09 3 $12.27
Kleenex Boutique Face Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $11.99 1 $11.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3" Mediterranean Blue, 90 Sheets/Pad, 5 Pads/Pack (654-5SSBW) • Staples Advantage $9.99 1 $9.99
Kleenex Antiviral Facial Tissue, 68 Sheets/Box, 3 Boxes/Pack (21286) • Staples Advantage $9.99 1 $9.99
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Elmer's Glue Sticks, All-Purpose, 30/Pack • Staples Advantage $9.82 1 $9.82
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 35 Wipes Each (30112) • Staples Advantage $9.29 1 $9.29
Swingline Commercial Desktop Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black (44401) • Staples Advantage $9.19 1 $9.19
Teacher Created Resources Yellow Polka Dots Magnetic Border (TCR77258) • Staples Advantage $8.49 1 $8.49
Staples Yellow Pencils, No. 2, Soft, 72/Pk (10434) • Staples Advantage $8.49 1 $8.49
Staples Standard Staples; 1/4", 5 Boxes of 5,000 Staples, Total 25,000 Staples • Staples Advantage $8.09 1 $8.09
Trend ARGUS Poster, Learning is how we keep growing… • Staples Advantage $7.39 1 $7.39
Trend Educational Classroom Posters, Watch your thoughts… • Staples Advantage $7.39 1 $7.39
Trend Educational Classroom Posters, Kind words are the music… • Staples Advantage $7.39 1 $7.39
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom Scent, 35 Wipes/Canister, 3 Canisters/Pack (82159) • Staples Advantage $7.29 1 $7.29
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (30072) • Staples Advantage $7.15 1 $7.15
Creative Teaching Press 37' x 3" Rainbow Hearts Border (CTP2678) • Staples Advantage $5.49 1 $5.49
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe Gel, Aloe Fragrance, 12 oz, Each (3639-12) • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Staples Tape Dispenser, 1" Core, Black • Staples Advantage $4.59 1 $4.59
Expo Dry-Erase Erasers (81505) • Staples Advantage $1.80 2 $3.60
Expo Dry-Erase Cleaner, 8 oz. (81803) • Staples Advantage $2.24 1 $2.24
Staples Arrowhead Cap Erasers, Assorted Colors, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $0.31 2 $0.62

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