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Mrs. Portillo from Houston TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School

My students need basic classroom materials for back to school. The materials I hope to receive will directly benefit my students, because some students will unfortunately come to school with not even a pencil.

  • $659 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income school district, my students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences that they might not encounter outside of school.

My students are smart, funny and very creative.

They like to move, they love to read and love interactive math games.

Many of them are being raised in single parent households and 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 hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence with all the tools necessary in today's world.

My Project

I have selected a variety of basic back to school items, such as: pencils, glue sticks, erasers, and pencil sharpeners. Unfortunately some of my students were directly impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and are still recovering, so parents are left with the cost of "back to school," and the cost associated with recovery efforts. The items requested will allow my students to come back to school without worrying about not having the sufficient materials needed to be successful.

I hope with the start of the new academic school year students can recover mentally from the devastation that unfolded last year.

Which is why I have also included a cricut machine that will allow the students a creative outlet for their projects.

Mrs. Portillo
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2, Rose Bundle • Amazon Business $279.99 1 $279.99
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Board Class Pack - Includes 30 Each 9 x 12 inch Lapboards, Foam/Felt Erasers and Markers (35090) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
ETA hand2mind Double Dice (Pack of 72) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.27 3 $24.81
STAEDTLER pencil sharpener, premium quality sharpener with screw-on lid, prevents accidental openings, compact size for pencil case and work-station, 511 63BK • Amazon Business $4.00 5 $20.00
Prang Ready-to-Use Washable Tempera Paint, 16-Ounce Bottle, Case of 12, Assorted Colors (10796) • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
SKKSTATIONERY Pre-sharpened pencils, Pencils Sharpened with eraser top, #2 HB pencil, 144/box. • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Cricut Tools, Basic Set • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Mr. Sketch 1924061 Washable Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 14-Count • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
Learning Resources Jumbo Dice in Dice, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
EXPO 1884309 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Transfer Pipette, 3.0ml, Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, Karter Scientific 206H3 - Pack 100 • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large, White, Pack of 10 (ZEH10PC10) • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Learning Resources LER0131 Transparent Color Counting Chips, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

Materials cost

$522.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$559.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.79

Total project goal

$658.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$658.62

3 Donors

-$329.30

Donations toward project cost

-$279.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.39

match offer

-$329.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$279.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.40

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$0.00

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