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Mrs. Stern from Baltimore MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Supplies

Help me give my students some back to school supplies. They need pencils, erasers, dry erase markers and erasers, scissors, and a pouch to hold everything in.

  • $167 goal

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My Students

I work in a Title I city school that is constantly cutting the budget. My students come from low income, high poverty families. Despite these challenges, I hope to give these children the same experiences students of the same age group get in other districts.

To educate does not mean merely to feed the students with knowledge but to help them to master the process of investigating and understanding what and why the knowledge is being fed to them.

Every day the students enter my room ready to learn and work together. I want them to have the same experiences that other children in schools have. Everyday I see the huge difference in the district I work in and in the district my personal children are in. My personal children have so much more, and I want that for the children I teach. Why should they suffer just because the district has no money?

My Project

Every year I send home a supply list and every year only a handful of students send in supplies and out of that handful only a few of those send in the supplies that I am asking for. This year I am doing flexible seating in my classroom so I want specific supplies that will allow the students to easily get what they need without spending too much time passing out the supplies individually or having to go to their locker outside the room to get what they need from their pencil box. Every year I provide cups and bins for the students to use at their tables but without tables they will need something to easily carry their supplies to where they decide to sit. If this project is funded than the students will have the supplies they need from day one and they will be able to be successful kindergarten students. The pouch will allow them to keep their school supplies in. The pouches will be stored in bins that will be placed around the room. The students will be assigned a number and the number will be put on each pouch so that the pouches can be used from year to year.

Mrs. Stern
Grades PreK-2
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
Boao 24 Pieces Binder Pencil Pouch 3 Rings Pencil Bags Stationery Bag with Zipper and Clear Window for Office Supplies, 8 Colors • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
40 Pack of Dry Erase Markers (ALL BLACK) - Thick Barrel Design - Perfect Pens For Writing on Whiteboards, Dry-Erase Boards, Mirrors, Windows, All White Board Surfaces • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Juvale 24-Pack Bulk Blunt Tip Scissors for Kids, School, Classroom, and Crafts - Assorted Colors, 5 Inches • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Blue Summit Supplies Pink Erasers, Bulk Erasers for Art, School, and Office Use, Classroom Set, 36 Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
24-Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser – Magnetic Dry Erasers Bulk for Dry Erase Pens and Markers, Winking Face Design, Ideal for Kids, Home, School, and Office, 4 Colors, 1.9 x 0.7 x 1.9 Inches • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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