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Ms. Lake from Huntington WV is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to Basics

Help me give my students the basic supplies needed for a good school year like pencils, dry erase markers and erasers, and paper, and materials to label and display their work like index cards and magnetic push pins.

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit."-Eli Khamarov.

I teach at a Title I school, where a large percentage of the student body lives at or below the poverty line.

Many of them deal with circumstances that most adults would not be able to deal with, yet they do, all the while they are trying to learn. They are learning the skills they need to be successful in life.

Working with our most vulnerable population, I see this first hand. While at times, it can be frustrating, there is nothing more rewarding than knowing you helped a child, living in poverty, gain the tools necessary for success in life, and more importantly changed their vision of what the future can mean for them.

My Project

Students need the basic materials for school, in order to be successful. Walking into a classroom, ready to work, and then finding we are out of pencils again, or we have to use a paper towel to erase a white board, is discouraging. Every child deserves to have a fully stocked classroom.

"How can you create an environment that fosters creativity?

Provide lots of different materials. Offer some creative choices. Be flexible. Encourage." R. Scott Wiley

I encourage and promote creativity in my classroom. By donating to this project, you will be doing that too. Students are curious and filled with creativity. They only need encouragement and the right supplies to help them become, writers, illustrators, mathematicians and scientists!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Etmact 50 Pack Assorted Colorful Cartoon Animal Pencil With Eraser Novelty Dot & Stripe Giant Eraser Topper Kids Pencils • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $9.35 2 $18.70
June Gold 39 Assorted Colored Dry Erase Whiteboard Markers, 13 Unique Colors, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, Comfortable Grip & Vivid Lines • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Teacher Created Resources Blank Cards Accents, Polka Dot (4757) • Amazon Business $5.39 3 $16.17
Push Pin Magnets, Fridge Magnets, Tiergrade 60 Pack 7 Assorted Color Strong Magnets, Use at Home School Classroom and Office Magnets, Magnets for Refrigerator Dry Erase Board and Whiteboard Magnets • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
24-Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser – Magnetic Dry Erasers Bulk for Dry Erase Pens and Markers, Winking Face Design, Ideal for Kids, Home, School, and Office, 4 Colors, 1.9 x 0.7 x 1.9 Inches • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$101.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$133.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.53

Total project goal

$156.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$156.88

3 Donors

-$94.00

Donations toward project cost

-$79.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.10

match offer

-$62.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$53.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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