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Ms. Troll from Paterson NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need basic materials for our classroom in order to meet their academic needs and make learning fun. We need a pencil sharpener, pencils, erasers, glue-sticks, labels, prop money, and more.

  • $319 goal

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My Students

Basic supplies form the critical foundation for my students' success in the classroom. One of the biggest challenges of teaching in a high-needs district is having enough supplies and materials to help the students succeed. Many of my students have parents with multiple jobs. At times, my students do not come to school with basic supplies that are needed because their parents do not have the time or money to provide the necessary materials. It is heartbreaking when a student continuously says that they will "come to class prepared next time." Some children even become embarrassed that they do not have the proper materials and that's when it becomes my duty as their teacher to reassure them that what they have is perfect AND provide them with the materials needed for class.

When you visit my classroom you will see a community of learners.

I strive to provide each and every child with everything they need to be life long learners. I want to help each and every student become successful in every aspect of his or her life. In order to do this, a variety of tools, techniques, ideas and activities are needed.

My Project

I am requesting basic classroom supplies, such as a pencil sharpener, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, labels, bright copy paper, prop money, and laminating pouches to help our classroom thrive. With all these supplies, my students will be sure to have the writing tools that they need to complete daily assignments and to create masterpieces that can be laminated and showcased for all to see when they visit our classroom. In addition, the prop money I am requesting will be utilized to help us create our own classroom economy with various leadership roles. Having our own classroom economy will teach students not only the value of a dollar but also how to save and budget their earnings for different incentives that can be "bought."

With these basic classroom materials, my students will start the year with essential tools to help them learn in an organized classroom.

When I am able to provide my students from low-income backgrounds with adequate supplies, their learning experience is transformed.

Ms. Troll
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crystal Clear Thermal Laminating Pouches - Pack of 200 Sheets (9" x 11.5") • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
BestFire 210Pcs Prop Money Play Money Game Realistic Paper Money Full Print 2 Sided for Kids, Students, Movie, Pranks, Birthday Party, Play Board Games, Photography • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Pencils Pre-sharpened No. 2 144/box 12 Boxes of 12 New Improved Eraser • Amazon Business $12.29 2 $24.58
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Astrobrights Color Paper (91414) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Maosifang 30 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Bulk Chalkboard Cleansers Wiper for Classroom Office Home(3 Colors, 1.97 x 1.97 inch) • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
AL'IVER PROP MONEY Copy MONEY $10000 FAKE MONEY Realistic Double Sided Money Stack 100 $100 Bills FULL PRINT MOTION PICTURE MONEY • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Prop Money Play Money Pretend Dollar Bills $2,000 Full Print New Style Money Copy of $20 Dollar Bills Stack, in Authentic Bank Strap • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Charles Leonard Pencil Eraser Caps, Latex Free, Assorted Colors, 144/Box (71544) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
EXPO 8473KF Precision Point Whiteboard Eraser • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Pendaflex Blank Inserts for 1/5 Cut Hanging File Folders, 2 in, White, 100/Pack (242) • Amazon Business $3.81 1 $3.81

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