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Ms. Verardo from Oxnard CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A New Year, a New Adventure!

Help me give my students backpacks, notebooks, and other essential supplies they need to have a successful school year!

  • $758 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the pleasure of teaching a diverse group of 7th grade students that attend a Title I, public junior high school located in Southern California. Although many students may come from different socioeconomic situations, they are motivated to make a better life for themselves and their families.

High expectations are the norm in my classroom and the kids know it.

I work hard to create engaging lessons for my kids, so they can become critical thinkers. Although it takes a lot of work, it is 100% worth it!

My Project

Remember the excitement of starting the first day of school? It was a mix of nerves (Where's my classroom?, Will my teacher be nice?, Will I be assigned a lot of homework?) and elation of being reunited with your friends.

Unzipping a new backpack and lining up freshly sharpened pencils, brand new pens, and highlighters (that have plenty of ink) is a great motivator to start off the school year in the right direction!

By donating to this project my students will be able to have a brand new backpack (One in which the zipper actually zips!) to carry around school. Anytime my student will need a pen, pencil, highlighter, index cards (for their flashcards, or speech notes), or notebook they will have them thanks to this project.

Ms. Verardo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 17" Assorted Backpacks, Case of 40 (51865) • Staples Advantage $315.99 1 $315.99
Staples Ruled 3" x 5" Index Cards, Assorted Neon, 300/Pack (50998) • Staples Advantage $6.79 10 $67.90
Staples College Ruled Filler Paper, 8" x 10-1/2", 120 Sheets, 36/Pack • Staples Advantage $56.59 1 $56.59
Mead Spiral 1-Subject Notebook, 8" x 10.5", College Ruled, 70 Sheets, Assorted (05512) • Staples Advantage $1.19 40 $47.60
BIC Xtra-Life Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, Dozen (90085/MP11) • Staples Advantage $3.46 5 $17.30
Staples Hype Tank Highlighters, Chisel, Yellow, Dozen (29203) • Staples Advantage $2.67 5 $13.35
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609-BLK) • Staples Advantage $6.49 2 $12.98
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Blue Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609BE) • Staples Advantage $5.00 2 $10.00
Staples Erasers, Assorted Colors, Dozen (771352) • Staples Advantage $0.34 20 $6.80
Staples Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Medium Lead, 48/Pack (23744) • Staples Advantage $3.14 2 $6.28

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