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Mrs. Leal from Bossier City LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Authors Writing for Authentic Audiences

Help me give my students the supplies necessary to publish their writings to our classroom library.

  • $584 goal

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My Students

My students attend a small neighborhood school in a large community. Our school is a fairly large school, serving students from preschool through third grade. I have both regular and special education students in my classroom along with English language learners, all with a high level of student variability. My students come from very diverse backgrounds and come to school at varying levels of preparedness for what they encounter in the classroom.

One of my biggest challenges as a teacher is a lack of basic supplies for my classroom.

We are granted a small allowance each year, but I still pay out of pocket to replace or replenish materials at the beginning of each year. My students are hard working students that need basic supplies. All learners should have access to the necessary supplies to help them be successful in the classroom.

My Project

For several years, I have been writing grants to secure technology for my classroom. I am so happy to say that I am ALMOST to my goal of having one-to-one technology in my classroom thanks in part to! I am now requesting supplies to print our published writings and turn them into "real" books for our classroom library. Sometimes these books are small--one author's work. Sometimes, they are large--classroom anthologies. I am also seeking to replenish supplies for our publishing center that have been depleted, as well as replacing supplies for our classroom overall.

Success occurs when preparation meets opportunity.

This is why a classroom needs to be well stocked with the supplies necessary for teaching and learning. Basic supplies are always re-stocked or replaced in the fall, but by midyear, our supply becomes depleted. For this reason, I have also added a few necessary classroom supplies that I must always replenish or replace out of pocket at the beginning of each school year. Some of our class data binders have seen better days. Sticky notes are a hot commodity during shared writing time and disappear quickly--which is a good thing! Colored pens are needed for both publishing and color coded classroom activities. I've also added chart paper, which we use frequently for collaboration, group work, sharing, and gallery walks.

Mrs. Leal
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adouiry 63XL Ink Remanufactured for HP 63 XL Ink Cartridge High Yield 1 Black 1 Tri-Color Combo Pack, Compatible with Deskjet 1112 2130 3630 Officejet 3830 4650 Envy 4520 4512 Printer • Amazon Business $25.99 3 $77.97
S.P. Richards Company Electric Punch, 30 Sheet Capacity, 1/4-Inch Diameter, 17 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 Inches, GY (SPR96003) • Amazon Business $57.20 1 $57.20
Samsill Economy 3 Ring View Binders, 1.5 Inch Round Ring, Customizable Clear View Cover, White, Bulk Binders - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $38.27 1 $38.27
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $18.92 2 $37.84
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $18.76 2 $37.52
Bostitch Impulse 25 Electric Stapler, 25 Sheet Capacity, Black (02210) • Amazon Business $34.94 1 $34.94
AmazonBasics 13-inch Thermal Laminator • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
Hot 3 Mil Menu Laminating Pouches 12 x 18 [Pkg of 100] for 11 x 17 sheets • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine, 15" Cut Length, 10 Sheets Capacity, ClassicCut Lite (9315) • Amazon Business $28.31 1 $28.31
4 Pack 3’’ 3-Ring Binders, Rugged Design for home, office, and school, holds up to 625 sheets of 8.5’’ x 11’’ paper, White, 4 Binders • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
School Smart 36975 Nickel Plated Loose Leaf Ring, 1" Diameter (Pack of 100) • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Stanley Bostitch Premium Standard Staples, 1/4 Inch Silver, 5,000 Per Box (Sbs191/4cp) (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $6.35 1 $6.35

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