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Ms. Barker from Calumet Park IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Success

Help me give my students materials like pencils and dry erase boards to have the most successful school year ever!

  • $374 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I want to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention.

Many of them are being raised in single parent households or by grandparents. The majority of students receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

My students need a variety of materials to be successful this school year. Some items include dry erase board clipboards and erasers which serve as dual uses in our classrooms. They allow students to move around the classroom and work as well as always having a dry erase board ready for use.

We also need basics like pencils, books, and laminating film in order to have the tools necessary for this school year!

To enhance our reading skills, we need some books from our favorite author, Dav Pilkey!

All of these materials will give my students everything needed to help our year be the best one yet!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 400-Pack • Amazon Business $64.93 1 $64.93
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Melissa & Doug Hop & Count Hopscotch Rug (Play Space & Room Decor, Sturdy Woven Floor Rug, Durable Materials, Skid-Proof Backing, 27” H x 5.5” W x 5.5” L) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Magnetic Eraser Whiteboard Dry Erasers Chalkboard Cleansers Wiper for Kids, Classroom, Office 24 Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Purple, 12 Count • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
The Paperboy • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Classroom-Ready Number Talks for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Teachers: 1000 Interactive Activities and Strategies that Teach Number Sense and Math Facts • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby (Captain Underpants) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Dumb Bunnies • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future (Captain Underpants) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dogzilla (digest) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Dragon Gets By: An Acorn Book (Dragon #3) (3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dragon's Fat Cat: An Acorn Book (Dragon #2): An Acorn Book (2) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

Materials cost

$282.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$317.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.97

Total project goal

$373.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$373.13

9 Donors

-$260.63

Donations toward project cost

-$221.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.08

Matching donations from our partners

-$112.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$95.62

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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