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Ms. Lee from Long Island City NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School: Bare Necessities!

My students need basic everyday classroom supplies such as magnets, markers, clips, velcro, and hooks, for the new year.

  • $414 goal

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My Students

I am the teacher of some very bright dual language 3rd grade students! They strive to work hard every day in both English and Spanish instruction and come from very diverse cultural backgrounds. I feel lucky to be able to teach and watch them grow into such great independent young learners.

As their teacher, I can only take them as far as I can go with what we have available.

They need to be supported with more opportunities to be independent, curious, creative, and productive learners in our classroom. I am always grateful to have you help my students grow.

My Project

Back to school is right around the corner and my students and I need some basic school materials to help us start the year on the right foot! As a teacher, there are many things I need to have prepared the moment my students walk right in through our door ready to learn. We need basic supplies like magnets, markers, clips, velcro, hooks and more to create and place supports around the classroom.

I believe fostering a sense of independence is very important for our growing elementary school students, therefore these materials will help set up the classroom to do just that.

The materials I've chosen will help keep the classroom organized so that students may use and returns items easily, know where to find supports around the classroom, and keep the classroom focused on learning rather than a mess. Help me manage the flow and organization of the classroom that students need to succeed.

Ms. Lee
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF359 - The Writing Process Student Folder - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Pendaflex Recycled Hanging Folders, Letter Size, Black, 1/5 Cut, 25/BX (81605) • Amazon Business $13.52 2 $27.04
40 Color Super Markers Primary Tones Dual Tip Set - Double-Ended Permanent Art Markers with Fine Bullet and Chisel Point Tips - Ergonomic Tri-Oval Barrels - Draw, Sketch, Illustrate, Render, Manga • Amazon Business $22.96 1 $22.96
Adhesive Hooks Wall Hangers Without Nails 15 pounds (Max) 180 Degree Rotating Transparent Reusable Seamless Scratch for Mops, Brooms, Loofah, Kitchen Utensils, Robes, Coats, Towels, Hats-10 Packs • Amazon Business $9.59 2 $19.18
School Smart 36975 Nickel Plated Loose Leaf Ring, 1" Diameter (Pack of 100) • Amazon Business $8.70 2 $17.40
Ilyever 1 inch x 10 Feet Strong Magnetic Tape Anisotropic Magnet Strip with Premium Sticky Adhesive, 2mm Thickness Magnetic Roll Pefect for Fridge Craft & DIY Projects • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
PAPER ASTROBRIGHT 24LB WHITE KW WAU22301 PACK OF 500 • School Specialty $13.91 1 $13.91
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners| Perfect for Home or Office | 15ft x 3/4in Tape | Black • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9" x 11.4", 100-Pack • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Stanley Removable 4 Cup Office Supplies Organizer Caddy for Scissors, Pens, Pencils, Notepads Art Supplies and other Desk Essentials, White (SCICAD) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
BORDER SHIPLAP 36 FT PK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.64 4 $10.56
Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refill, 0.7mm Medium, 2B, 144 Pieces of Lead (50-2B) • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
HOOKS WIRE COMMAND VALUE PACK 9 HOOKS 12 STRIPS PACK OF 21 • School Specialty $9.01 1 $9.01
Clipco Binder Clips Jar Assorted Sizes Micro Mini Small and Medium Black (48-Pack) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
DICE POLYHEDRA ASSORTED COLORS SET OF 10 • School Specialty $3.76 2 $7.52
AmazonBasics Assorted Size and Color Rubber Bands, 0.5 lb. • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
BORDETTE SCALLOPED -ROYAL BLUE BORDER 2.25X 50' • School Specialty $2.55 2 $5.10
BORDETTE SCALLOPED-FLAME RED BORDER 2.25X 50' • School Specialty $2.55 2 $5.10
Schoolgirl Style Industrial Chic Shiplap Nameplates (122038) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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