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Ms. Young from Southfield MI is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Pencil Box of My Own!

Help me give my students their own individual basic supply kit so they can thrive in fifth grade!

  • $711 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My wonderful fifth-grader family hail from the "Motor City" Detroit, Michigan. Many of my students come from impoverished homes. Over half of my students receive free and reduced lunch. Often times when there is a lack of financial resources, children's academic development is delayed. The class I am blessed to serve is considered a "Novice" class. What does "Novice" mean you may ask? Novice means that the students in my class are two or more grade levels below in reading and math. My amazing class strives daily to become proficient learners. They enjoy learning and learning in a small group setting! In our classroom community, we strive daily to be the best we can be!!

My Project

Please help me give my amazing students their own personal school supplies! My students are really amazing and talented! We have some big testing coming up! My desire is to see my students who are now currently two grade levels below to grade level. I desire to see my students not only move up to grade level but to show total proficiency!!!

My amazing scholars really need to have their own personal basic school supply kit!

It will really make a difference in their learning outcome! I would love to not have to spend time during the school day to pass out and collect school supplies. We often lose up to thirty minutes to an hour pass out supplies. If my students could have their own personal supplies at their desks ready to go, it can be time use for instruction and intervention!

Ms. Young
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Clipboard + Pen Holder + Markers (60pc) Set of 60 Clip Boards Multi Pack with Whiteboard Pens! 12.5 x 9 Inch, Holds 100 Sheets! Clipboards with Low Profile Clip Board Clips • Amazon Business $89.95 1 $89.95
Sterilite 17224812 Small Pencil Box, Splash Tint, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $26.99 3 $80.97
AmazonBasics Wide Ruled Composition Notebook, 100 Sheet, Solid Black, 36-Pack • Amazon Business $50.99 1 $50.99
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, Class Pack, 576 pencils in box by Madisi • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Scissors, BURVAGY 8-inch Soft Comfortable Grip and Stainless Steel Sharp Blades, Very Suitable for Cutting Paper, Fabric, Photos, etc, 24 Packs • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
EOOUT Poly Envelope Folder 28pcs 8 Color Clear Plastic Envelope with Snap Button Closure A4 Size/Letter Size • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.33 1 $27.33
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $26.26 1 $26.26
Dry Erase Pockets Reusable Sleeves by Office Orchid - Heavy Duty Oversized 10" x 14" - 30 Pockets Assorted Colors + 30 Pens + 500 Worksheets - School or Work - Sheet Protectors or Ticket Holders • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Dry Erase Markers Bulk Pack of 60 Low Odor Fine Whiteboard Markers Pens, 10 Assorted Colors for Whiteboard Dry Erase Calendar • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
mDesign School Supplies Desk Organizer Tote for Scissors, Pens, Pencils, Notepads, Markers, Highlighters, Tape - Small, Clear • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
AmazonBasics AMZ401 File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry Retractable Gel Pen, Medium Point (0,7 mm), Assorted Colors, 10-Count, Packing may vary • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Favourde 48 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Chalkboard Cleansers for Classroom, Home and Office (Blue, 1.97 x 1.97 Inch) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
U Brands Magnetic Dry Erase Board Eraser, Felt Bottom Surface, 4.5 x 2.25 x 1 Inches - 581U04-16 • Amazon Business $3.00 4 $12.00
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 144-Count • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00

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