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Ms. Sandy Rogers from Austin TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Jitters

Help me give my students who are unable to afford school supplies a stress-free back to school experience.

  • $358 goal

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My Students

Teaching and being a source of consistency for underprivileged kids is challenging, yet beyond rewarding. The vast majority of my eighth grade students read four grade levels below where they should be. My goal, as a teacher, is to teach my students the importance and necessity of empathy. I hope to accomplish this by promoting writing as a form of a healthy outlet for my struggling students.

I teach at a Title I school in Del Valle, Texas.

My classroom lacks books and normal everyday school supplies. Therefore, I feel as if my students are hindered by the lack of resources and supporting materials. I aim to promote literacy for my students (mainly ESL and ELL students). I want to allow the concept of choice in my classroom. Choice of books being read and the materials to aid in better enhancing student literacy. Being that this is a high poverty area, my students unfortunately lack exposure to the beauty of reading and writing due to a lack of funds.

Education is the single most important factor in breaking the poverty cycle.

My Project

Many of my babies cannot afford quality school supplies. As a writing teacher, I require them to use a lot of paper, pens, folders, highlighters, etc. I love my students; however, I am unable to afford supplies for all 140 of my eighth-grade students!

I never want my students to feel inadequate due to the fact they are unable to buy all of their required materials.

By helping fund this project, you will be alleviating a lot of "back to school" stresses many of our Title I students face. I would love to be able to gift them with the necessary supplies they need and to create a positive welcoming learning environment.

Thank you in advance!

Ms. Sandy Rogers
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 130 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FOLDER 2PKT W/FASTNRS ASST PK/25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $10.78 6 $64.68
DRY ERASE POCKET SCHOOL SMART REUSABLE 10.5 X 13 SET/25 • School Specialty $32.16 1 $32.16
MARKER PERMANENT SCHOOL SMART ASSORTED SET OF 48 • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
MARKER FINE LINE SCHOOL SMART ASST SET OF 48 • School Specialty $17.60 1 $17.60
Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 124 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack (39383) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
MARKER DRY ERASE PEN SCHOOL SMART ASST SET OF 24 • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - 105 Wipes (30112) • Staples Advantage $8.63 1 $8.63
BORDERS MAGNETIC LIME POLKA DOTS • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/Pack (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.92 1 $7.92
TIMER DIGITAL COUNT DOWN/UP - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.59 1 $7.59
CUT OUTS CARSON DELLOSA FROG PK OF 36 • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
CARDS INDEX 5X8 RULED CANARY PK OF 100 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $3.19 1 $3.19
CARDS INDEX 5X8 RULED BLUE PK OF 100 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $3.19 1 $3.19
CARDS INDEX 5X8 RULED WHITE PK OF 100 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.83 1 $2.83
PENCIL SHARPENER ONE HOLE ASST - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.77 1 $1.77
PAPERCLIPS SCHOOL SMART NON-SKID 1-1/4 IN PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $1.11 1 $1.11

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