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Ms. Redmond from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Accentuating the Positive: Help Us Celebrate Success!

Help me give my students fun school supplies (like gel pens, coloring books, and sketch books) to reward them for a job well done!

  • $273 goal

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My Students

My scholars are quirky, passionate, and energetic learners who value their education and have the determination to succeed and achieve. They're very curious about the world around them. They literally line up and devour any extra information and enrichment activities we give them. "Whoa, Ms. R. You have books about what we're learning in social studies in your library, too," one exclaimed last year.

My fabulous scholars are extremely dedicated to their education and taking control of their own lives.

We are constantly working to find more time to push ourselves academically and to close the achievement gap. All of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and 80% of them are African-American or Hispanic.

My Project

Within grades 7-8, all students at our school participate in a program called Class Dojo. It's an online platform where students behavioral and academic successes are tracked, and parents can monitor their students from home. Students can receive "points" for all kinds of positive behaviors, such as showing honesty, helping peers, working hard and being a positive leader. Ideally, the points can be redeemed for items at the school store, such as school supplies. Unfortunately, our school store is often nearly empty, and when juggling competing budgeting priorities, positive reinforcements often get short shrift. I've frequently supplemented the meager supplies so that students can use their hard earned "points".

My students came together and compiled a wish list of items for that they would like to earn.

I was overjoyed to see the vast majority of items they wanted were items they actually NEEDED -- school supplies they so often are without.

Of course, learning itself is the greatest reward, and we work all year to develop intrinsic motivation. That being said, having the requested glittery pens, scented markers, and folders can often make school a more joyful place, and we can all use a little more joy. Help us celebrate our successes and highlight the positive things we are doing in school!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TEK Writer 72 Mechanical Pencils Plus 220 Lead and 18 Smudge-Free Eraser Refills • Amazon Business $17.76 2 $35.52
Bath and Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel 20-Pack PocketBac Sanitizers, Assorted Scents, 1 fl oz each • Amazon Business $34.29 1 $34.29
Travel Journal Set With 6 Notebook Journals for Travelers - Kraft Brown Soft Cover - A5 Size - 210 mm x 140 mm - 60 Blank Pages/30 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
Geddes Mash Ups Scented Kneaded Erasers, 24 Pack (69836) • Amazon Business $21.52 1 $21.52
Reaeon Gel Pens for Adult Coloring Book 200 Colors Gel Pen Colored Markers Set for Drawing Painting Writing Art & School Supplies • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Prismacolor Col-Erase Erasable Colored Pencil, 12-Count, Assorted Colors (20516) • Amazon Business $5.52 3 $16.56
Coloring Book for Adults: Amazing Swirls • Amazon Business $7.76 2 $15.52
Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns (Adult Coloring Books Best Sellers) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs • Amazon Business $5.54 2 $11.08
Fun Express - Vinyl Pearlized Sticky Pencil Grips, (Assorted styles), (48 Package) • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22

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