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Mrs. Murphy from Kell IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to Basics!!

My students need basic school supplies. The clipboards are an added bonus. Sometimes we take our students outside to work or read, and the clipboards would be an added bonus.

  • $176 goal

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My Students

My school is set in a small rural area. We average about 100 students total. Most of my students are low income and sometimes struggle to get the school supplies they need. We as a school sometimes struggle to meet the basic needs of our students. With all that being said, however, our students are very hard workers and come to school with an eagerness to succeed, to please, and to help others. I want to be able to provide more resources for my students.

My Project

Most of the items I requested are just basic supplies that need replenished, but that students can't afford to replenish themselves.

The clipboards are nice when we go outside to study or work.

The golf pencils are for when my students are writing. So many times they want to erase and with the aide of the golf pencils they can't just jump and erase before they have had a chance to proofread.

It seems like the pencil cap erasers are the first to go! By Christmas time we seem to be almost out of paper, erasers, and pencils.


Mrs. Murphy
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $5.03 3 $15.09
Smead Hanging File Folder with Tab, 1/3-Cut Adjustable Tab, Legal Size, Standard Green, 25 per Box (64135) • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Sanford VE99016 Prismacolor Premier Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $5.20 2 $10.40
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Dixon Golf Pencil, Hexagonal Barrel, Yellow Finish, 144-Count (14998) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 96 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
EXPO 80078 Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Piece • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.62 1 $6.62
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased 2HB Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, Box of 30, Yellow (13830) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Crayola 20 Ct Super Tips Washable Markers • Amazon Business $3.11 1 $3.11

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