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Mrs. Anderson from Madison WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students basic materials and classroom supplies for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • $210 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

In my seventh-grade​ geography classroom, students discover and explore the world. They begin to develop an understanding of their role as global citizens and the influence they can have on their community.

The student makeup of my school is extremely diverse.

My school educates some of the highest percentages of African-American, Hmong and Latino students in the district. Many of our students come from economically challenged households. As close to seventy percent of our student body qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch. One out of five students is a special education learner.

I am honored to be able to educate these amazing students. They are thoughtful, creative and they work hard. They deserve the very best. I want their classroom to be a safe, fun and exciting environment in which to learn. I strive to make school feel like a second home. I want my classroom to look the way I make my students feel which is empowered, happy and creative.

My Project

The items in this project are materials and classroom supplies my students need to be successful in the 2019-2020 school year. Consumable materials like tape, pencils, and sharpies are always in high demand. The all-purpose cleaner and tissues will help to keep the students healthy all year. The classroom supplies, such as the tape dispenser and three-hole punch, are in need of replacement. Our whole school runs on a three-ring binder organizational system, so a heavy duty punch is a must!

Having easy access to these basic materials will allow students to focus on their educational needs.

Students won't need to worry about where to find a pencil, or where they can punch papers to stay organized when this project is funded. Instead, they can come into class, get the materials they need and begin learning!

Mrs. Anderson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Bostitch EZ Squeeze 40 Sheet 3-Hole Punch (HP40) • Amazon Business $21.22 1 $21.22
Method All-Purpose Natural Surface Cleaner, French Lavender, 28 Ounce (3 Count) • Amazon Business $19.21 1 $19.21
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rio de Janeiro Colors, Large Pack, Recyclable, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, 8 Family Boxes, 120 Tissues per Box • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Duck HD Clear Heavy Duty Packing Tape Refill, 6 Rolls, 1.88 Inch x 54.6 Yard, (441962) • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Acrimet Premium Tape Dispenser (Orange Color) • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Early Buy Sticky Notes 1.5 x 2 Self-Stick Notes 6 Bright Color 18 Pads, 100 Sheets/Pad (6 Bright) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87

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