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Mrs. Wilson from Memphis TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students basic school supplies to complete their daily activities.

  • $409 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are beautiful and brilliant. Our class consists of multi-level learners. Our school is a high-poverty, Title I school, meaning that one hundred percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price​ lunch. A fraction of my students are homeless, and many of my other students have houses or apartments they share with one or more families. Some of my students do not have a bed to sleep on. I've noticed they are hungry in the mornings and by midday. We are an extended day school where the kids stay later than a usual school dismissal time.

Our school is located in a high-poverty neighborhood but my students work very hard every day.

Our class has a ninety-eight percent attendance rate, which means the students rarely miss school. We value our learning time. My students come from multi-ethnic backgrounds, each with distinctive cultural traditions. In our classroom, we blend our traditions to form strong community ties.

My Project

My students do not have access to technology at home . We still have to work with pencil and paper the old fashion way. These pencil pouches are perfect for keeping everything organized( the pencils, glue, highlighters and mini notebooks . The pencils are necessary for working on math problems throughout the remainder of the year. The erasers are perfect for erasing away our mistakes, when we make them in math. The students will use the sticky notes to write me questions on the work they turn in. All of these items are essential to an organized math area. I have been busy printing, cutting, laminating, and re-cutting out visual supports, visual schedules, behavioral supports, and materials for my students.

My students need these supplies now.

Our school had been printing out packets but the have stopped. But the learning CAN NOT stop. So now it is up to me. The binder will be used to organize their worksheets from the math journals printed on the copy paper. The notebook paper will be for working out their problems.

Mrs. Wilson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cardinal Economy 3-Ring Binders, 1", Round Rings, Holds 225 Sheets, ClearVue Presentation View, Non-Stick, White, Carton of 12 (90621) • Amazon Business $23.81 4 $95.24
Staples Wide Ruled Filler Paper, 8"W x 10.5"H, 120/Pack (37426) • Staples Advantage $1.31 48 $62.88
Hammermill 20lb Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11, 8 Ream Case, 4,000 Sheets, Made in USA, Sustainably Sourced From American Family Tree Farms, 92 Bright, Acid Free, Economical Multipurpose Printer Paper, 113640C • Amazon Business $27.19 2 $54.38
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, Class Pack, 576 pencils in box by Madisi • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack (804-24) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Mead Small Notebook, 24 Pack of pocket notebook 3x5 " College Ruled Small Memo Pad Wirebound 60 Sheets, Pastel Colors of Mini Notebook in Bulk pack • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Highland Notes, 3 x 3-Inches, Yellow, 18-Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $4.69 2 $9.38
Staples Ruled 3" x 5" Index Cards, White, 500/Pack (51009) • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$312.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$347.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.26

Total project goal

$408.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$408.38

18 Donors

-$188.41

Donations toward project cost

-$180.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$195.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$166.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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