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Ms. Ford from Salem MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to Basics

My students need basic school supplies to have a successful school year. We need crayons, markers and colored pencils to express ourselves creatively and we need chart paper and whiteboard markers to learn as a group!

  • $880 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students deserve the most wonderful classroom filled with a variety of resources, supplies and activities that help foster their love of learning! As a first year teacher I am struggling to provide all of the necessary materials that I know my students need. I am teaching 24 first grade students in an urban public school. The majority come from low-income families.

All of my students bring a variety of strengths and areas of need to the classroom, as well as their energy, creativity, passion and perseverance.

I hope to be the best teacher I can be for my students and therefore ask for your help!

My Project

These materials will impact the learning occurring in my classroom everyday. My students will use the different folders we are requesting to keep their writing as we explore different writing units such as small moment stories, expert/how-to books and narrative stories. We will use the crayons everyday as we express ourselves creatively and become detailed illustrators. We will use the chart paper and markers to learn as a group and from each other. We need all of these materials to have a successful school year and without your generous support I will have to buy these materials myself. All students deserve to have an amazing first grade year, which is why these basic materials are essential!

Ms. Ford
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (559), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $37.31 5 $186.55
Sticky Notes, Yellow, 3 in x 3 in, 76 x 76 mm, 10 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad • Amazon Business $12.97 6 $77.82
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level B: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $73.65 1 $73.65
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level C: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $56.85 1 $56.85
C-Line Recycled Two-Pocket Paper Portfolio with Prongs, 1 Case of 100 Folders, Assorted Colors (05320-100) • Amazon Business $44.27 1 $44.27
Binney & Smith Crayola(R) Multicultural Crayons, Assorted Specialty Colors, Box Of 8 • Amazon Business $4.80 9 $43.20
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level A: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $41.51 1 $41.51
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level D: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level D: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
School Smart (084886) 2 Pocket Folder - 9 x 12 inch - Pack of 25 - Assorted • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Vanpad Sticky Notes 3x3 Inches,100 Sheets/Pad,12 Pads/Pack,Bright Colors Self-Stick Pads • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders with Fasteners, Letter Size, Black, 25 per Box (57706) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders with Fasteners, Letter Size, Yellow, 25 per Box (57709) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Avery Two-Pocket Folders, Light Blue, Pack of 25 (47976) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets (6555) • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Avery Two-Pocket Folders, Green, Pack of 25 (47977) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Crayola Broad Point Washable Markers - Pack of 2 (58-7808-2Pack) • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20

Materials cost

$707.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$747.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.99

Total project goal

$879.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$879.92

9 Donors

-$578.04

Donations toward project cost

-$498.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.21

match offer

-$293.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$249.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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