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Ms. Chakkalakel from San Pablo CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need a safe and welcoming environment with basic classroom supplies that every class should have!

  • $874 goal

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My Students

Hi all! This is my first year teaching 4th grade and I am very excited! I have a class of 34 eager and bright students from various cultures and backgrounds. My hopes this year are to create classroom community, and provide a safe space for my students.

Due to constant budget cuts, our classroom lacks some basic supplies and we would deeply appreciate your help!

My classroom is quite empty and I am hoping to provide some supplies for students, so that everyone has access to what they need to thrive.

My Project

I plan to emphasize the importance of organization with my students which is why I am asking for folders, notebooks, and binders with dividers. Next, I am asking for small whiteboards and clipboards to increase overall engagement and participation for all my students during whole group and small group instruction. Finally, I am a huge advocate for daily journaling and would like my students to each have a brand new composition notebook for their own thoughts.

Please consider donating to my project as our first day of school is fast approaching on August 20th!

Our classroom really appreciates any amount of support you can provide.


Shanna aka Ms. Chakkalakel

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsill Economy 3 Ring View Binders, 1.5 Inch Round Ring, Customizable Clear View Cover, White, Bulk Binders - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $44.38 3 $133.14
Avery Big Tab Insertable Two-Pocket Plastic Dividers, 8-Tab Set, Multicolor, Multi Pack of 3 Sets (11907) • Amazon Business $8.97 12 $107.64
Dry Erase Lap Boards Classroom Pack of 30 Small Whiteboards for Students - 30 Felt Erasers and 30 Black Dry Erase Markers • Amazon Business $57.66 1 $57.66
12 Hardboard Clipboards, Classic Metal Clip, Design for classroom and office use, 12 Clipboards • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
AmazonBasics Wide Ruled Composition Notebook, 100-Sheet, Assorted Marble Colors, 36-Pack • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
AmazonBasics Wide Ruled Composition Notebook, 100-Sheet, Marble Black, 36-Pack • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Crayola Bulk Markers and Crayons, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $49.33 1 $49.33
New Generation Twin Pocket Portfolio/Folder Heavyweight Paper Folder • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Lapboard Class Pack, Includes 12 each of Whiteboards, 2 Inch Felt Erasers and Black Dry Erase Markers (35036) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
AmazonBasics Wide Ruled Loose Leaf Filler Paper, 200-Sheet, 10.5" x 8", 6-Pack • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Sharpie Accent Tank Style Highlighters, Fluorescent Yellow, 24 Highlighters (20142) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
AmazonBasics All Purpose Washable Glue Sticks, 0.24-oz. Sticks, 60-Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Amazon Elements Baby Wipes, Unscented, 480 Count, Flip-Top Packs • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Charles Leonard Pencil Eraser Caps, Latex Free, Assorted Colors, 144/Box (71544) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87

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