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Mrs. Burch from Charlotte NC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School

Help me give my students pencils, pencil sharpener, snacks, dry erase makers, tissues, and motivational candy.

  • $431 goal

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My Students

At our Title I school, my students and I are faced with many challenges inside and outside of the classroom. Despite the budget challenges we face, I am motivated to provide my students with an inspirational and exciting learning environment.

Many of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch and other services to help meet their basic needs.

Despite their hardships, they are eager to learn, and I strive to help them feel safe and cared for at school. They are at the age where they are curious and love to be hands-on and active in their education.

My students are challenged academically on a daily basis and are encouraged to use their critical-thinking skills and problem-solving skills. "Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

My Project

We are merging into the beginning of the school year and students are excited to bring in their back to school items for the teacher. However, there are many families I serve that cannot afford supplies. There are a few items that are also overlooked as a need or items that get used up quickly. Back to school also means back to germs and tissues are one of those items that are used up super quick. It is a strongly to keep tissues in the classroom after three months into the school year.

Back to school means school supplies.

Pencils are used constantly in a third grade classroom. Realistically, one pencil might last a student a couple of days. I also like to provide nice sharpen pencils for assessments and state tests that happen quarterly. Having a stash of good pencils is always a plus for the classroom and having a durable pencil sharpener is a must. However, it is not fun to write with pencils all the time. Therefore, we need a colorful pack of dry erase markers to write on our desks or plastic plates. Of course, this leads to the need of cleaner.

Sometimes motivation runs low in the classroom and that is where candy comes in to save the day! Candy is a great tool for engagement and even for classroom management. Snacks are also a plus for when the days seems long and we have worked real hard. I also like to keep food in my room for the students that might need to take something home.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 72/Pack (33904) • $16.14 3 $48.42
X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (1670) • $45.04 1 $45.04
Kleenex Flat Box Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 100 Sheets/Box, 36 Boxes/Case • $44.19 1 $44.19
Frito Lay Baked Snack Mix, Variety, 60/Carton (FRI92268) • $36.54 1 $36.54
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, Cheddar, 1.5 Oz., 72/Carton (13539) • $29.74 1 $29.74
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Flamin' Hot Mix, 30 Bags/Case • $22.94 1 $22.94
Pop Tarts Bars, Strawberry & Brown Sugar Cinnamon, 48/Carton (220-00456) • $21.24 1 $21.24
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 12/Pack (80699) • $18.99 1 $18.99
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy, Assorted, 60 Oz. (HEC15671) • $15.29 1 $15.29
Wonka Assorted Bulk Packs, Assorted, 48 Oz., 150/Pack (96445) • $12.15 1 $12.15
Twizzlers Twists Licorice, Strawberry, 33.3 Oz., 105/Tub (51902) • $7.22 1 $7.22
Expo Whiteboard Care Dry Erase Cleaner, Blue (81803) • $5.35 1 $5.35

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