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Mrs. Otto from Saint Paul MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back To School Basics

Help me give my students back to school basics like glue sticks, markers, pencils, pencil sharpeners.

  • $253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 3rd grade. I love the transition my students make from primary to intermediate grade. They are figuring out how important school is and learning to be more independent! They also are perfectionists and go through tons of materials at this age.

My third graders come from diverse backgrounds and bring so much personality into the classroom.

Unfortunately, as most teachers know these days, the money for extras, let alone basics are just not there. My 3rd graders are grateful as am I for any outside support we receive through DonorsChoose.org projects.

My Project

It's back to school time! Many kids come with new backpacks with plenty of supplies. Many don't. There are kids who walk in without even the basics. A classroom goes through so many basic supplies. Items like pencils, glue sticks, and markers run out by January! Twenty eight bodies in a small room also is a germ factory. These Clorox wipes will allow me to wipe all surfaces every day. (And trust me the Clorox wipes are black EVERY day after I wipe the tables down.)These supplies will keep us stocked for an entire year. I hate to send notes home in the middle of school asking for parents to buy more supplies. This will make sure I don't have too. We have so much to learn, it's nice to not have to worry about basics!

Mrs. Otto
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Classic Fine Line Markers,10 Count (Case of 24) • Amazon Business $37.79 1 $37.79
Lysol Handi-Pack Disinfecting Wipes(320ct), Lemon & Lime Blossom, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.45 1 $27.45
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Lanyard with ID Badge Holder Name Tags Card Labels Lanyards String Keys Custom Necklace J Hooks Clip Blue Vertical 55 Sets Plastic Sleeve Cover Clear Waterproof Nametags Protectors Nurse School Kids • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $5.74 3 $17.22
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.97 3 $14.91
Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Markers, Broad Line, Classic Colors, 10 Count • Amazon Business $2.37 4 $9.48

Materials cost

$181.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$214.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.85

Total project goal

$252.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$252.36

5 Donors

-$251.26

Donations toward project cost

-$214.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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