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Mr. Hinrichs from Hartford CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All We Need is Basic Supplies to Succeed

Help me give my students a dry erase planning board, sharpies, colorful paper and other supplies that will allow students to produce high quality presentations communicating their discoveries.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Working with students who grow up in an area of extreme poverty is an incredible challenge and gift that I get to experience each day. I am incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a diverse group of learners. About 40% of the students at our school are English Language Learners, coming from many different countries around the world.

Urban school students often do not have access to the resources they need to truly engage in meaningful learning experiences.

100% of the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of our students do not have access to books or computers with internet access. The needs at our school are extremely high, but our students have so much potential to succeed.

My Project

In my classroom, students frequently engage in project based learning experiences. As they investigate different phenomena, conduct experiments, and collect evidence from various texts, they then must communicate their findings in a visual manner. Some students might do this via a slideshow or other digital presentation, but we do not always have access to enough computers for every student. Instead, students often need to create physical presentations to communicate what they have learned with others.

With your donations, students will be empowered to create high quality presentations that they are proud of.

When they are given access to the resources they need, my students produce incredible work and demonstrate what they are truly capable of.

I am also asking for a whiteboard calendar, so my students are able to track their progress on different projects. This will encourage students to take more responsibility for meeting deadlines and will help them to be more accountable for their learning.

Mr. Hinrichs
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 11" x 17" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 500/Ream (190450) • Staples Advantage $12.99 2 $25.98
AT-A-GLANCE WallMates Dry-Erase Paint Planning Board, 3' x 2' (AW6020) • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
GUIDE LETTERING SET OF 4 • School Specialty $4.89 4 $19.56
SCISSORS SCHOOLWORKS 5 IN POINTED WITH RACK PK OF 12 • School Specialty $16.18 1 $16.18
GLUE STICK ELMERS .24 OZ CLEAR PK OF 30 • School Specialty $12.76 1 $12.76
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $12.58 1 $12.58
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/Pack (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.92 1 $7.92

Materials cost

$119.97

Vendor shipping charges

$4.85

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.64

Total project goal

$184.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.26

3 Donors

-$90.00

Donations toward project cost

-$81.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

match offer

-$88.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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