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Ms. Murphy from Kansas City MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students basic school and learning supplies to excel in the classroom!

  • $741 goal

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My Students

Our students are bright, spunky, compassionate, hilarious and driven. Our kiddos love coming to school to learn from an exceptional group of teachers. My students love reading, especially the Bluford High series and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Others have logged up to 300 lessons on Dream Box, a program which meets students at their academic level. In science, seventh graders play Tug of War in science to learn about Newton's Laws. Others creates beautiful art including bulletin boards and water color color wheels. Our sixth graders learned about civil rights in social studies. All students look forward to burning off energy playing dodge ball and basketball in gym.

Teachers at our school come from Kansas City as well as all over the United States.

We teach approximately 395 students in an urban charter school in Kansas City, Missouri. Our school is a Title I school where 100% of students receive a free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

Despite facing adversity, our kids feel loved and respected. At our school, they learn values of grit, curiosity, and determination. We develop self-motivated leaders with a will to succeed, give back to their communities, and prepare for college and careers.

My Project

Just two short weeks ago, we began the second semester at our middle school! Last year, English scores increased thirty-one points on the MAP Performance Index while the state of Missouri had an average decrease of nine points. Our school also increased an additional five weeks of learning in English while math growth increased an additional twelve weeks.

So far this year, we are on track to continue our academic growth, exceeding expectations.

We are excited about the progress we've made with reading and math scores. We are setting up our classrooms to have another successful semester! However, we can't do it alone.

In order to succeed, our students need basic school supplies such as pencils, folders, notebooks, pencil cases, art supplies and scissors. Students will use art supplies to create projects for our gallery wall and black history month. Students will be able to use pencils and pens to fill out practice tests and worksheets.

Last year, each teacher spent $250 to $750 on pencils, markers, cleaning agents and other essential supplies for our classrooms. My fellow teachers and I want to be able to give ALL our of students every resource they deserve, and we asking for your help! Our goal is for classrooms to be well supplied so that teachers can focus on teaching and students can focus on learning.

We hope you take a peek at what we need and help us stock our classrooms! Any and all donations will help us create a positive learning environment! Some of our favorite items are art supplies for our budding talented artists and writers' notebooks for classroom journals! Please help in any way that you can! Our students and teachers thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $10.90 20 $218.00
Puffs, Everyday Non-Lotion Facial Tissues, 24 Family Boxes, 180 Tissues per Box • Amazon Business $39.88 2 $79.76
Mountain Falls Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E, Original Scent, Pump Bottle, 32 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $14.05 5 $70.25
Mead Spiral Notebook, Wide Ruled, 1 Subject, 70 Sheets, 8 x 10.5 Inches, Assorted Colors (05510) Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $31.36 2 $62.72
Crayola Broad Line Washable Markers, Classpack Bulk Markers, 200 Count - BIN588200 • Amazon Business $53.81 1 $53.81
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors, 240 Count - 68-8024 • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Crayola BIN8210 Non-Washable Classpack Markers, Fine Point, 10 Colors, Pack of 200 • Amazon Business $39.94 1 $39.94
AmazonBasics Permanent Markers, Black, 24-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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