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Mrs. DeVito from Cambria Heights NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to Basics!

Help me give my students the basic tools to have a successful school year. Copy paper, post-its, pencils, and highlighters will be used for group work activities that engage my students and promote cooperative learning.

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it’s like to be in middle school? The awkwardness. The confusion. Where do I fit in? But also, the excitement. The new experiences. My students are going through all of this. However, on top of typical middle school issues, they also struggle with the fact that they often come to school lacking the basic materials needed in the classroom. Help my students start their year off on the right foot by giving them the tools needed to be successful during these tricky middle school years.

My students have so much potential.

They are 6th through 8th grade students with special needs who come from low-income households. While they face a variety of challenges on a day-to-day basis, they overcome and learn so much while they’re in the classroom. The school year is an opportunity for them to grow as individuals, to take risks, solve problems, and learn new things in a supportive environment.

My Project

These basic school materials may not seem like much, but they will allow my students to become successful learners this school year. The copy paper will allow my students hands-on access to any material we read together throughout the year. The post-its, highlighters, and pencils will allow students to read texts closely within groups or independently to help interpret and analyze meaning. Folders will allow my students with special needs to improve their organizational skills by carefully separating their science work from their social studies work.

My students will thrive in the classroom with these new materials.

Allowing them to effectively engage in all activities with the necessary tools will help them make significant growth this school year. Without the added stress of worrying about how to get school supplies for class, my students will be ready for all of the exciting activities in store for them this year!

Mrs. DeVito
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ticonderoga Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 72/Pack (13972) • Staples Advantage $16.09 5 $80.45
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $40.73 1 $40.73
Post-it Notes, 3" x 3" Cape Town Collection, 100 Sheets/Pad, 18 Pads/Cabinet Pack (654-18CTCP) • Staples Advantage $31.49 1 $31.49
Post-it Recycled Super Sticky Notes, 4" x 4", Bali Collection, Lined, 90 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads/Pack (675-6SSNRP) • Staples Advantage $13.79 2 $27.58
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Orange, 25/Box (50756/27535-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Green, 25/Box (50753/27533-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
BIC Brite Liner Stick Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 24/Pack (BL241AST) • Staples Advantage $7.49 1 $7.49

Materials cost

$207.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$240.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.39

Total project goal

$282.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.62

3 Donors

-$282.62

Donations toward project cost

-$240.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.39

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$0.00

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