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Ms. Cisneros from San Jose CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

August Means Supplies for Kids!

My students need school supplies such as sharpeners, markers, and erasers to launch a successful 5th Grade class.

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

A typical day at school begins with greeting my students, collecting homework, and honoring points reflecting their attendance, water bottles, and eyeglasses on each table.

My students are thirty-one children who will be always smiling, talking, and asking questions from the first ringing of the bell each day.

They belong to different ethnic backgrounds, and I learn from each of them every single day at school. They attend an urban school where families qualify for Title I to receive free lunch at the cafeteria. We will work diligently to close learning gaps, but we need to practice even more to achieve this goal. I am asking for your help to make this dream become true.

My Project

I usually prepare a pencil box with all the school supplies I can buy based on my budget until these last years. Unfortunately, stores have changed rules for teachers when buying supplies. They only let me buy three items per household at a great price. These items are not enough. I have thirty-one students who are willing to see their new Fifth Grade class, knowing in advance that everything will be set up for them. I have some supplies, but I do need your help to complete all the supplies I would like my students to own during the whole year.

I am asking for sharpeners, different types of markers, and pencil erasers.

Fifth Grade curriculum requires a lot of interaction with writing

purposes. Notebooks are ready on the desk, but sharpeners, different choices of markers, and pink erasers will be indispensable to create a perfect learning environment. Writing needs different components but the essentials are included in my project.I would like to offer my new students a sense of readiness for another great school year.

Help me begin a wonderful school year by donating these supplies for my classroom. I will make sure they work diligently and efficiently with these supplies. I strongly believe that the first three weeks of school are essential for every kid. I need your help to keep the routine of offering supplies to my students. I want them to know that I am ready and great people like you are helping me to teach them another year.

Ms. Cisneros
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16/pk (81045) • Staples Advantage $12.83 4 $51.32
Mr. Sketch Scented Watercolor Chisel Tip Markers, 12-Color Set • Staples Advantage $5.03 10 $50.30
Staples Single-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener, Translucent • Staples Advantage $1.49 31 $46.19
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24/pk (75847) • Staples Advantage $22.49 2 $44.98
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Tip, Black Ink, 36/pk (1884739) • Staples Advantage $17.37 2 $34.74
Dixon Pink Carnation Eraser, Medium, Dozen • Staples Advantage $2.93 5 $14.65
Sharpie Chisel Tip Permanent Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (38250PP) • Staples Advantage $4.88 3 $14.64

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