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Ms. Tara from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

5th Grade Supply List

My students need equitable supplies such as notebooks, paper, and pens to meet the needs of each child and to enhance their daily learning experience.

  • $8,030 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our 5th grade classes are dynamic environments that foster inquiry based learning. We believe that all students should have equal opportunities to explore and create rich academic experiences. In order to accomplish our work, we ask that all students have the same materials to learn & grow together. As a learning community, we decided it is important for us to share all the supplies. This teaches kids to have a sense of ownership over their community and understand the power of supporting each other's learning.

My Project

This project was created to give all children the tools to excel in our 5th grade learning community. By donating materials to our 5th grade classes, every child will begin the school year ready to learn without the worry of acquiring personalized school supplies. This project provides comfort to families and students by ensuring that all kids will have exactly what they need throughout the school year. It also allows families to spend more time with their children throughout the summer instead of rushing around to find items on the class supply list. We 5th grade teachers strongly believe that this is the most equitable and efficient way to collect school supplies for the upcoming school year!

With this project, ALL 130 5th graders will have: notebooks, folders, markers, pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, enough copy paper for the entire school year, paper towels, tissues, hand soap, construction paper, disinfectant wipes, dry erase markers, Post-Its, staples, glue, flair pens, and more.

These materials will be used to engage in daily lessons in all content areas. They will then use these materials to grow and revise their ideas. By gathering our materials collectively, the kids and classrooms are able to receive more materials at a lower cost than purchasing them individually. It's a wonderful solution to an usually inequitable task.

* Suggested Family Donation: We suggest that each 5th grade family donate $70-$80 per child, to cover their family's cost of supplies. This will ensure that you will not have to buy class supplies in the fall, but only a few special personal items for your child. If you would like to donate more to sponsor another family, please feel free to do so.

Ms. Tara
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" • $1.27 1,170 $1,485.90
HP Printer Paper, Copy and Print20, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 20lb, 92 Bright, 4,000 Sheets / 8 Ream Carton (200170C) Made In The USA • Amazon Business $32.99 20 $659.80
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.99 50 $599.50
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders with Fasteners, Letter Size, Blue, 25 per Box (57702) • Amazon Business $11.07 40 $442.80
Invisible Tape, 1 Core, 3/4x1000, 12/PK, Clear (BSN32953) • Amazon Business $11.72 25 $293.00
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 4,000 Sheets/8 Ream Case (113640C) Made In The USA • Amazon Business $23.99 10 $239.90
Scotch Sure Start Shipping Packaging Tape, 1.88 in. x 54.6 yds., Clear, 8 Rolls/Pack • Amazon Business $23.62 10 $236.20
BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.2mm), Black and Blue, 36-Count • Amazon Business $5.61 40 $224.40
June Gold 39 Assorted Colored Dry Erase Whiteboard Markers, 13 Unique Colors, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, Comfortable Grip & Vivid Lines • Amazon Business $19.97 10 $199.70
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4X80ct) • Amazon Business $12.99 15 $194.85
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $18.21 10 $182.10
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders with Fasteners, Letter Size, Hunter Green, 25 per Box (57756) • Amazon Business $18.79 8 $150.32
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 15 $149.40
Diversey Cryovac Resealable Double Zipper Gallon Freezer Bags - Professional Pack (250 Count) • Amazon Business $29.49 5 $147.45
Crayola 10ct Classic Broad Line Markers Case of 24 packs • Amazon Business $47.00 3 $141.00
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders with Fasteners, Letter Size, Yellow, 25 per Box (57709) • Amazon Business $13.59 9 $122.31
Plenty Ultra Premium Full Sheet Paper Towels, White, 24 Total Rolls • Amazon Business $22.72 5 $113.60
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $27.94 4 $111.76
Finetouch Soft Facial Tissues 2 Ply Box Of 130 Pack of 6 (780 Facial Tissues Total) Family Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 10 $109.90
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $20.02 5 $100.10
Post-it 3 x 3 Inches Neon Collection Notes, 8 Pads/Pack (654-8AN) • Amazon Business $9.65 10 $96.50
EXPO 86603 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, Pack of 12, Includes 5 Color Flag Set • Amazon Business $9.62 10 $96.20
Avery Two-Pocket Folders, Red, Pack of 25 (47979) • Amazon Business $10.56 8 $84.48
Sharpie Chisel Tip Tank Style Highlighter, Fluorescent Yellow - Pack of 36 (1920938) • Amazon Business $14.67 5 $73.35
BIC Ecolutions Round Stic Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Red, 50-Count • Amazon Business $7.13 10 $71.30
AmazonBasics Narrow Ruled 5 x 8-Inch Writing Pad - Canary (50 sheets per pad, 12 pack) • Amazon Business $6.29 11 $69.19
Softsoap Softsoap Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap Soothing Aloe Vera 7.5 Oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $12.93 5 $64.65
Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets (6555) • Amazon Business $11.98 5 $59.90
BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.2mm), Black and Blue, 36-Count • Amazon Business $5.61 10 $56.10
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $9.89 5 $49.45
Expo Block Eraser 81505 Dry Erase Whiteboard Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 W x 1 1/4 H - Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $10.41 2 $20.82
Hefty Slider Freezer Bags (Quart, 140 Count) • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
Officemate Standard Staples, 210 per strip, 20 Sheets Capacity, 5,000 per Box (91900) • Amazon Business $2.52 5 $12.60
Officemate Standard Staples, 210 per strip, 20 Sheets Capacity, 5,000 per Box (91900) • Amazon Business $2.52 5 $12.60
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85

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