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Mrs. Bascom from Indianapolis IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

5th Grade Math Scholars

My students need classroom supplies to enhance their interactive math lessons as well as their differentiated station activities.

  • $1,088 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of serving approximately 60 fifth grade students, many of whom are first-generation English language learners. These students have big career dreams including becoming engineers, doctors, veterinarians, scientists, teachers and so much more. We focus on having a growth mindset and practice setting individual goals and creating plans to achieve them.

My students are immensely gifted and are always looking to help others.

They thrive off of creative and engaging math centers. I have seen how easily they draw connections when presented with a group project or a real-world scenario. When they are given the opportunity to show their creative side, I am consistently blown away with the work I see. My students love learning and I would love to give them more opportunity within our classroom.

My Project

I am specifically looking for basic supplies such as pencils, markers, crayons, dry erase boards, storage materials for station activities, motivational stamps and stickers, materials to hang anchor charts and classroom jobs and organizational supplies. By having what we need and a designated place to put all of our supplies, these materials will help make a difference in my students' learning. I find that the best learning often occurs when students are problem solving through hands-on activities and real world situations. I enjoy creating fun and out-of-the-box assignments for my students because of how well they learn from it.

Many of these students who are learning English thrive off of hands-on activities that engage multiple senses.

By having more materials on hand, my students will be able to easily engage in the creative projects and assignments that they enjoy. I will also be able to make long-lasting classroom station activities (problem solving task cards, fact fluency puzzles and interactive games) that I can store and refer back to for interventions.

Mrs. Bascom
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STERILITE 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $32.19 5 $160.95
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Black) • Amazon Business $13.73 5 $68.65
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Board Class Pack - Includes 30 Each 9 x 12 Inch Lapboards, Foam/Felt Erasers and Markers (35090) • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Command Medium Picture Hanging Strips, White, 16 Pairs, Four Pairs Hold 12 lbs (PH204-16ES) - Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Crayola Bulk Markers and Crayons, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $49.33 1 $49.33
Antep Rugs Kashan King Collection Trellis Polypropylene Indoor Area Rug (Grey/Cream 5' X 7') • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
EXPO 1920940 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $26.46 1 $26.46
Dry Erase Pockets - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Pockets for Adults and Children - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Nasco TB18746T Dot Dice Set, 5/8" Square, Foam, 36-Piece, Yellow with Black, Grades K+ • Amazon Business $12.41 2 $24.82
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $24.24 1 $24.24
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Storex Book Bin with Label Holder, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7 Inches, Black, Case of 6 (70109E06C) • Amazon Business $23.26 1 $23.26
Stack-On DS-22 22 Drawer Storage Cabinet • Amazon Business $21.53 1 $21.53
STERILITE 16249006 Medium Ultra Basket, Black Basket w/Titanium Inserts, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ECR4Kids Colorful Self-Inking Motivation School Grading Teacher Stamp Set and Tray (8-Piece) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
4 Pieces CMS Magnetics Magnet Hooks with 28 LB Holding Power Each MHCP-40 (Black) • Amazon Business $9.36 2 $18.72
Homak 12-Drawer Parts Organizer, Black, HA01012001 • Amazon Business $18.01 1 $18.01
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
Learning Resources Student Grouping Pencils • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
5800 pcs Teacher Stickers for Kids, Reward Stickers Mega Variety Pack, Incentive Stickers for Teacher Supplies Classroom Supplies, 18 design styles including 3D heart, face, star, owl, cupcake • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Creative Hobbies Ceramic Industrial Magnets -11/16 Inch (.709) Round Disc - 3/16" THICK (.198" or 5mm) - Ferrite Magnets Bulk for Crafts, Science&hobbies - Grade 5 - 100 pcs / box! • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Sparco Bulldog Clip, Magnetic Back, Size 1, 1-1/4 X 3/8 Inches Cap, 18/Box, Silver (SPR58506) • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
Punch Card - Incentive Loyalty Reward Cards - Business Card Size 3.5 x 2 Inches - Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Soft Pile Eraser, Extra-Large • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Learning Advantage Transparent Spinners - Set of 5 - Math Game Spinner • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Charles Leonard Pencil Eraser Caps, Latex Free, Assorted Colors, 144/Box (71544) • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
GIFTEXPRESS Hall Pass Lanyards and School Passes Set of 6 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
S.P. Richards Company Book Ring, 3/4-Inch Diameter, 100 per Box, Silver (SPR01435) • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
Bostitch Professional Magnetic Easy Staple Remover, Black (40000M-BLK) • Amazon Business $3.73 1 $3.73

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