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Mrs. Burtram from Birmingham AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Good Start to a Wonderful Year

My students need the beginnings of a wonderful classroom experience. Access to a printer that they may not have elsewhere, organizational tools and basic classroom necessities.

  • $612 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We all come to school to get an education and some have what they need, some do not. The students in my classroom are unlike most. They have seen and experienced things that many adults that I know will never have to experience. Some of my students will come to school with the bare minimum, if anything, simply because school is their safe zone.

The district that I am in is made up of primarily low income families who may struggle to have the necessities at home and school is just one more thing that they have to juggle financially.

School for these students is more than just school, it is a guaranteed hot meal, running water with heat in the winter and air in the summer.

I want to give ALL of my students the same starting point while in my classroom. I want them to have all of what they need and some things that they want. I want to provide the organization, structure and stability that these students may not otherwise obtain.

My Project

Having these a printer and stationery items in the classroom readily available for the students use will alleviate some of the outside stress that they may experience. Something as simple as a pencil to write with can make the largest difference in the broad spectrum of education. These items will allow the students to begin the year on the same page.

Storage and organization items create a sense of structure and stability that students thrive in, even if they will not admit it.

Having such items give the students a place to keep their things and make the best out of what they have or have been given.

Mrs. Burtram
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 All-in-One Wireless Printer with Mobile Printing, HP Instant Ink & Amazon Dash Replenishment ready (T0F29A) • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Whitmor 10 Drawer - Rolling Craft Organizer Cart - Chrome • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Akro-Mils 10144 D 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Black • Amazon Business $37.64 1 $37.64
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils TWO Boxes of 96, 192 Pencils Total (13872SP) • Amazon Business $31.59 1 $31.59
Marigold Paper Guillotine 12" Metal Base Plate Paper Trimmer Cutter (GL410) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
SimpleHouseware Mesh Desk Organizer with Sliding Drawer, Double Tray and 5 Upright Sections, Black • Amazon Business $26.87 1 $26.87
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 1 $23.99
AmazonBasics Chisel Tip Highlighters - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $4.49 4 $17.96
Wausau Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5 X 11 Inches, 100 Count (20901) • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Original, Pump Bottle, 30 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
2 Pack Storage Pocket Chart, Wall hanging File Organizer Folder with 10 large Pockets for Office, Home, School, Studio, etc. 14 X 47 inch, BLACK, Mountings included. • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Early Buy 6 Bright Color Self-Stick Notes Sticky Notes 12 Pads/Pack 100 Sheets/Pad Sticky Notes 3 X 3 Inches Individually Package,Sticky issue is improved • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers | 12-Pack | Magnetic Whiteboard & Chalkboard Erasers | Dry Erasers for White Boards | Perfect Erasers for the Classroom, Home or Office! • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
TYH Supplies Box of 200 Economy 11 Hole Clear Sheet Protectors, 8-1/2" x 11" Non Vinyl Acid Free • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
AmazonBasics File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Manila • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
16 Packs Wood Ruler 12 inch 30 cm Student Rulers Wooden School Rulers Office Ruler Measuring Ruler, 2 Metric Scales • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics Mini Correction Tape, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Kleenex Trusted Care Everyday Facial Tissues, Flat Box, 160 Tissues per Flat Box, 6 Packs • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48

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