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Ms. Harris from Norfolk VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School EXCITEMENT!

My students need strong, durable folders, to transport homework and activities to and from school. We also need pencils, scissors, and markers.

  • $512 goal

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My Students

We are in an urban school. In our Title I school, more than 85% of our population receives free breakfast and lunch. We also offer a dinner program for all children in our neighborhood. Many of our students come from difficult backgrounds. In spite of their situations, our children are eager learners and are extremely creative. As of the school year 2016-2017, our SOL test scores continue to grow. Our teachers and students are diligently working toward full accreditation.

My Project

Many of our hard working students come to school without their needed daily school supplies. Starting a new school year with pencils, folders, paper, and markers will make this transition so much easier. We also need an electric pencil sharpener and timers for classroom use.

Our children want to come to school to learn and be engaged in all activities.

Starting a new school year is both exciting and terrifying for many students. Coming into a brand new classroom, already set up, organized, and inviting, decreases their anxiety. As a teacher, you want your eager learners to be excited about new adventures, meeting new teachers and friends, learning new materials, and working to their full potential.

Ms. Harris
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TOTE ASSORTMENT COLORS SET OF 5 • School Specialty $18.95 2 $37.90
SCISSORS KIDS 5IN POINTED SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $14.83 2 $29.66
TIMER DIGITAL COUNT DOWN/UP - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $9.22 3 $27.66
MARKER DRY ERASE PEN SCHOOL SMART ASST SET OF 48 • School Specialty $25.91 1 $25.91
MARKER PERMANENT SCHOOL SMART ASSORTED SET OF 48 • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
PENCIL #2 PACK OF 144 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $17.81 1 $17.81
BORDERS EARLY CHILDHOOD SET OF 48 • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
INDEX CARDS 4X6 PLAIN BLUE PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.98 6 $11.88
TAPE TRANSPARENT 0.75 IN X 36 YD PACK/12 • School Specialty $11.00 1 $11.00
FOLDER 2PKT W/FASTNRS ASST PK/25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $5.37 2 $10.74
MAGNETIC LABELS POLKA DOTS • School Specialty $7.38 1 $7.38
STAPLER ASCEND RECYCLED BOSB210 • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09
NOTES SELF STICK BRIGHTS 3X3'' 100 SHEET PAD PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $6.52 1 $6.52
PAPER SENTENCE STRIP 3X24 RAINBOW PK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.25 1 $2.25
STAPLES STANDARD 210/STRIP PK/5000 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.97 2 $1.94

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