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Ms. Sable from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to Basics in Music Classroom

Help me give my students basic supplies in the music classroom such as construction paper, colored pencils, and craft felt.

  • $317 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our music room is a safe and fun place where my students make music together. They walk into the room, I grab my ukulele, and we sing hello to each other. Despite challenges they might have, I want my students to find comfort in music.

I teach every class in our school from Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade, nearly a total of 500 students, at a Title I elementary school in Washington Heights in Manhattan, New York City.

Many of my students come from a Hispanic background. For most of them, our music class is the only opportunity for their music lessons. Therefore, I want to make our time together as meaningful as possible.

Our school maintains relatively small class sizes, and that enables teachers to give more tailored instruction, but this is a factor which contributes to a tight budget. In addition, a lot of students come from low-income families. Nevertheless, I am determined to do my best not to let those factors stand in the way of my students getting the resources they deserve. I hope to provide them with the right tools and opportunities through the support here at

My Project

Through this project, I hope to acquire various basic classroom materials for our music classroom. These items include paper (e.g., card stock, construction paper), writing instruments and related items (e.g., colored pencils, lead refills, erasers).

We need to restock some of these items such as construction paper and laminating pouches, and we also need some new items such as colored pencils.

All these classroom classics like construction paper and colored pencils will help me prepare fun-filled lessons, and therefore, they will help my students engage more effectively.

As a second year music teacher at my school, I have been slowly and surely figuring out what materials help us and thus what we need. It is important to secure newly needed materials and to keep basic supplies in stock so that my students can have a smooth learning experience. Please consider helping my students by bringing this project to life. Thank you for taking your time and reading our story.

Ms. Sable
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
12883-1006-Fadeless Designer Paper - 12" x 18", 25 Colors, Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $15.96 3 $47.88
Staples Laminating Pouches, Letter, 5 Mil, 9" x 11 1/2", 100/Bx • Staples Advantage $21.26 2 $42.52
Crayola Colored Pencils, 36 Premium Quality, Long-Lasting, Pre-Sharpened Pencils Non-Toxic Colored Pencil Set for Adult Coloring Books or Kids 4 & Up, Great for Shading, Gradation, Line Art & More • Amazon Business $4.44 5 $22.20
63201-6127-Polyester Felt - 72" x 1 yd, Lavender • Blick Art Materials $5.50 3 $16.50
Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refills, 0.9 mm, 90 Pieces (C29BPHB3) • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.24 2 $14.48
Staples Laminating Pouches, Letter, 3 Mil, 9" x 11 1/2", 50/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.86 2 $13.72
Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refill, 0.9mm Thick, B, 180 Pieces of Lead (50-9-B) • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refill, 0.7mm Medium, B, 144 Pieces of Lead (50-B) • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Pentel C27BPHB3K6 Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refills, 0.7mm, HB, Black, 30 per Tube (Pack of 3 Tubes) • Amazon Business $3.10 3 $9.30
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 lbs., Ivory, 8-1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $8.61 1 $8.61
Fellowes 5 Mil Laminating Pouch, Legal Size, 14 1/2" x 9", 100 pack (5204501) • Staples Advantage $8.47 1 $8.47
2000 PLUS Stamp Pad, Gel, Size #2, Black Ink (030256) • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Large, 12 Count • Amazon Business $4.20 1 $4.20
63211-1036-Stick-It Felt Shapes - Flowers, 36 Pieces • Blick Art Materials $2.72 1 $2.72
63211-1072-Stick-It Felt Shapes - Hearts, 68 Pieces • Blick Art Materials $2.72 1 $2.72

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