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Mrs. VanDamme from Rock MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School

Help me give my students the ​basic classroom needs to help maximize learning in my 6-12 science classroom.

  • $490 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a small rural district with more than 75% of the students receiving free and reduced-price lunch. I am trying to provide the best opportunity for my students to learn and provide the supplies the students will need so they are able to focus on learning. My students are amazing, thoughtful children trying their hardest. The students come from hard-working​ families.

We are a very small school nestled in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

We are the Wolverines!

My Project

Being from a very small rural school district, most students can not afford supplies to come back to school. I supply the needed supplies for my 6-12 science classes. Any help to support this project would help me out greatly! I have only been teaching for a couple of years as I changed professions from being a medical technologist. I changed because I want to help students LOVE science and understand the world around them. These supplies will allow me to create an organized approach to teaching and students will have their needs. The students will use these supplies to do science projects, modeling in science and Solve STEM activity challenges. The binders will be used to create interactive binders allowing students an engaged, visual method of learning. I appreciate and help given to fun this project! I would LOVE to make my goal!

Mrs. VanDamme
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand 1 inch, Round Ring, Non-View Binder, Dark Blue (739302) • $4.49 15 $67.35
X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (1670) • $37.09 1 $37.09
Quill Brand Black Mesh Coordinating Desk Set 2 Wall Hanging Files • $33.14 1 $33.14
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • $31.44 1 $31.44
Westcott Bent All Value 8" Stainless Steel Standard Scissors, Blunt Tip, Assorted, 3/Pack (13023/13403) • $10.19 3 $30.57
Centon MP Value Pack USB 2.0 Datastick Pro (Grey) 16GB 5Pack Bulk • $28.99 1 $28.99
Fellowes 6-Shelf Storage Organizer, 18"H x 12"W x 13 1/4"D, Purple • $26.34 1 $26.34
Elmer's Washable School Glue, 7 5/8 oz. • $1.61 12 $19.32
Quill Brand 2-Pocket With Fastener Folders Assorted • $17.84 1 $17.84
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 oz., 30/Pack (E556) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 72/Pack (33904) • $16.14 1 $16.14
Staples Graph Pads, 8.5" x 11", Graph, White, 50 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads/Pack (51301/18606STP) • $15.29 1 $15.29
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Canary Yellow, 500 sheets • $12.99 1 $12.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 75 Wipes/Canister, 3 Canisters/Value Pack (30208) • $12.74 1 $12.74
Post-it Notes, 1.5"x 2" Cape Town Collection, 100 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (653AN) • $8.75 1 $8.75
Poppin Medium Pocket Notebook, 6" x 8.5", College Ruled, 80 Sheets, Aqua (101351) • $5.09 1 $5.09

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