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Ms. Sasha Rockwell from Oakland CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Warm Welcome to the Classroom

Help me give my students water bottles to keep them hydrated, binders and folders to organize class work, school supplies and new pencil boxes.

  • $1,298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I public elementary school in California among a group of educators innovating and serving both the academic and social-emotional growth of a high needs, diverse community.

Working with my group of 33 phenomenal students I have learned kids are kids - no matter their upbringing - eager to learn, full of energy, creative, and curious.

I teach a fourth/fifth-grade combination class. The majority of my students are fourth graders, but due to over-enrollment, I also have two fifth graders. I have two special education students who attend my class for ¾ of the school day, a child with dyslexia who receives supplementary supports, and five newcomers to the U.S. - these children are English language learners, and several are students with interrupted formal education.

My students love to build and design during constructive, free choice - Genius Hour. They also enjoy playing new games and sports in P.E. My students are eager for field trips, often hungry, and sometimes in need of clothing. Each one of my students is a contender - supplies are limited - and the more I can give them the more I am sure they will grow!

My Project

Starting off a new school year can be overwhelming and intimidating. Some students are no longer in the same class as their close friends from the previous year, some students are coming from different schools and meeting everyone for the first time, and for some students it is their very first day of school in the U.S.

I have seen that it makes a huge difference to give my students some special materials to call their own on the first day of school.

Even though small items like pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, pencil boxes and water bottles are easy to take for granted, giving these things to each individual student strengthens their sense of ownership, responsibility, and belonging in the classroom. These supplies will help my students feel prepared and excited to start off the new 2019-2020 school year this fall.

Ms. Sasha Rockwell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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
Cardinal Economy 3-Ring Binders, 3", Round Rings, Holds 625 Sheets, ClearVue Presentation View, Non-Stick, White, Carton of 12 (90651) • Amazon Business $49.23 3 $147.69
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors - 68-0004 • Amazon Business $35.40 3 $106.20
MILTON Sports Water Bottle Kids Reusable Leakproof 25 Oz 4-Pack Plastic Wide Mouth Large Big Drink Bottle BPA & Leak Free with Handle Strap Carrier for Cycling Camping Hiking Gym Yoga (Multicolor 2) • Amazon Business $12.99 8 $103.92
1InTheoffice Pencil Box, Polypropylene Clear (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 8 $103.92
Crayola Classic Colors Fine Line 10 Markers Per Pack (Pack of 6) 60 Markers In Total • Amazon Business $15.98 6 $95.88
Youngever 12 Plastic Pack Pocket Folders - Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder, in 6 Colors • Amazon Business $15.95 6 $95.70
Artlicious 3 Colorful Compact Metal Pencil Sharpener Value Pack - Colored Pencils, Watercolor Pencils, School Pencils • Amazon Business $5.99 12 $71.88
Scissors 5 Inch Blunt Tip Kids Safety, Bulk Pack of Scissors Perfect for School & Craft Projects (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
GatorCrafts NEW: Multi Colored Duct Tape - Variety Pack -6 Colors - 10 yards x 2 inch rolls. Girls & Boys Kids Craft Duck Set, Fun DIY Art Kit – Rainbow: orange green yellow pink blue yr • Amazon Business $12.83 3 $38.49
Brother P-touch, PTD210, Easy-to-Use Label Maker, One-Touch Keys, Multiple Font Styles, 27 User-Friendly Templates, White • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Sunee Mesh Zipper Pouch Document Bag(6 Colors,18 Pack), Letter Size Waterproof Document Pouch for School Office Supplies, Cross Stitch Organizing Storage • Amazon Business $13.65 2 $27.30
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $13.00 2 $26.00
Brother Genuine P-touch, TZE2312PK, 1/2" (0.47") Standard Laminated P-Touch Tape, Black on White, Laminated for Indoor or Outdoor Use, Water Resistant, 26.2 Feet (8M), 2-Pack • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack - 86603 • Amazon Business $8.93 2 $17.86
WeeDee Self-Inking Teacher Stamps Set - Mess-Free Motivation Colorful School Grading Stamp Set with Storage Tray for Classroom, School, Homework (8-Piece) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Dry Erase Erasers, 40 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers Chalkboard Cleaner Wiper for Classroom Home Office, 4 Assorted Colors(Blue, Red, Green, Yellow) by EAONE • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Avery Big Tab Insertable Extra Wide Dividers, 8 Multicolor Tabs, 1 Set (11222) • Amazon Business $2.15 1 $2.15

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