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Ms. Heese from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need the basic supplies of paper, pencils and clipboards to be able to engage in, practice and improve their writing skills.

  • $292 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Pre-K through eighth-grade traditional school that offers various programs to support students' social and academic success. It is the first program to offer instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Students in grades Pre-K through eight receive Mandarin language instruction for thirty minutes each day. This coursework also increases students' global understanding of various Asian cultures and their influence on the global community. Our school also houses the International Newcomer Center (INC), a program that serves recently arrived middle school refugee students. In this program, students learn academic content while simultaneously acquiring the English language.

Each day, I start out with a hug, handshake or high-five from every one of my students, and greet them by their name, so they feel welcomed and valued as an individual and member of my class.

My students will break your heart with their life stories, yet bring a smile to your face and brighten your day. They are filled with a spirit like no other, despite any odds already against them, what they wear, or how they learn. Many come to school not only hungry for a good breakfast but also with a hunger for learning, stability and a structured day!

My Project

Although I provide a student centered, hands-on, interactive environment for my kindergarten students, they are just beginning to learn to read and write and need pencils, writing paper and clipboards to gain the skills needed to do so.

So many skills are learned through the writing process including fine motor, reading, drawing and much more.

My students need a variety of pencils that offer the proper grip that work best for individual students to build strength in their fingers and hands.

Students can learn in so many ways, but without the basic supplies of paper and pencils in the classroom and at home, a student's learning potential is limited. My students love learning and deserve every possible opportunity to express themselves through writing, drawing and journaling!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Transparent Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Blue) • Amazon Business $12.95 3 $38.85
Teacher Created Resources Smart Start K-1 Story Paper: 360 Sheets (76513) • Amazon Business $18.49 2 $36.98
Trade Quest Memo Clipboard 6'' x 9'' Low Profile Clip Plastic (6-Pack) (Dark Blue) • Amazon Business $9.95 3 $29.85
WikkiStix Big Count Box Molding & Sculpting Sticks • Amazon Business $24.16 1 $24.16
PAPER STORYBOOK R+B 11X8.5 3/4IN RULED LW SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $5.32 4 $21.28
TOYMYTOY 12Pcs Mesh Pencil Case Holder Pouch Bag Rainbow Stripes Storage Bag with Zipper (Red) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Ticonderoga DIX13472 Golf Pencil, Yellow (72 Count) • Amazon Business $14.55 1 $14.55
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased My First Tri-Write Pencils, 2 HB Soft, With Eraser, Yellow, 36 Count (13082) • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Beginner Pencils, 2 HB Soft, With Eraser, Yellow, 12 Count (13308) • Amazon Business $5.72 2 $11.44
ERASER PINK BLOCK MEDIUM SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 60 • School Specialty $3.24 1 $3.24

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