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Mrs. Uria from Greenville SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Made Easy for ELLs!

Help me give my students pens, pencils, markers, and everything else they need for a successful year!

  • $721 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Middle school students are a different breed! They are bright, funny, inspiring, emotional, intense, energetic, and extremely talented. In the midst of discovering who they will become as they continue to grow, they are learning and developing new skills and talents. As their teacher, it is my job to love, support and encourage them as they navigate through this crazy world called "Middle School."

My students are an amazing group of kids from all over the world - literally!

As an ESOL teacher, I work with students whose second language is English. Many come to me shy, a little scared and nervous, yet eager to learn. At times, they speak little to no English and are placed into classrooms where only English is spoken. Imagine how difficult that would be!

Even with these challenges, they are strong young men and women who realize the value and importance of a strong education. They work harder, study longer, and push themselves to be the best they can be. As hard as middle school already is for kids this age, my students embrace it. They celebrate their differences and the success of one another. They are an inspiration to me!

My Project

Supplies may seem like a simple request, but for my ELL students, it can make all the difference in the world! My students, many times, come to school with no supplies or the wrong supplies. Often, this is simply because of the language barrier. They just may not understand or even know what they need for each class.

Having the supplies they need for class gives my ELL students confidence and helps them be prepared for any assignment or project.

It is such a relief to my students to know that they can come to me for notebook paper, or pens, or even project poster paper. Knowing that I am there to support them in the most simple way makes their transition to a new country and a new school just a little easier.

For this project, paper, pens, pencils, markers, high-lighters, dividers, page protectors, and even Post-It notes chart paper will help my students be prepared for anything! Most of these supplies will be used on daily basis, not only in my class, but in all of their classes. I also like to take a few class periods to help my students understand what it means to be organized and how to take good notes. The dividers help keep their binders in orders and the pens, pencils, highlighters, markers and page protectors are great for note-taking. The chart paper can be used for projects. The Magic Erasers are perfect for their individual dry erase boards. Everything in this project is to help my students be successful middle school students

Again, supplies may seem like a simple request, but it can make all the difference in the world for an ELL student who has no way of understanding what they need and why they need it.

Mrs. Uria
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 50 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads (559VAD6PK), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $90.04 1 $90.04
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 25 Sheets/Pad, 3 Pads (559YW-3PK), Large Bright Yellow Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $72.80 1 $72.80
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Sheets, 3 Packs of 16 Sheets, 48 Count • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Precise Grip Rollerball Pen, Bold Tip, 1.0mm, Blue Ink, 1 Dz • Amazon Business $21.39 2 $42.78
Dry Erase Pockets Sheet Protectors - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Plastic Sleeves - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $30.67 1 $30.67
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Count • Amazon Business $7.49 4 $29.96
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
Pilot Precise Grip Liquid Ink Rolling Ball Pens, Bold Point, 3-Pack, Black/Blue/Red Inks (28934) • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $9.50 3 $28.50
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, Pack of 60, Black (13915) (60) • Amazon Business $24.50 1 $24.50
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 16 Count • Amazon Business $10.94 2 $21.88
Avery 5-Tab Binder Dividers, Insertable Multicolor Big Tabs, 6 Sets (11109) • Amazon Business $4.02 5 $20.10
Sharpie Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Scotch(R) Home and Office Masking Tape 3436-3, 3/4-inch x 60 Yards, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $8.13 2 $16.26
AmazonBasics Wide Ruled Loose Leaf Filler Paper, 150 Sheet, 10.5 x 8 Inch, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
BIC Velocity Bold Retractable Ball Pen, Bold Point (1.6mm), Blue, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.29 2 $14.58
Ticonderoga Neon Pencils, #2 Pre-Sharpened Wood Pencils with Erasers, 18-Count, 13018 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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