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Mrs. Briskey from Redmond OR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School

Help me give my students the basic supplies they cannot afford to enhance their learning in the classroom.

  • $377 goal

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My Students

Most children arrive back-to-school wearing brand-new clothes and a backpack full of supplies in September. But for many students attending school in rural Central Oregon, these basic items are a luxury their families cannot afford.

My 31 fourth graders attend a school where 100% of the student population qualifies for free breakfast and lunch.

Many of these children are English Language Learners. Several students have disabilities and are on IEPs. Many have been diagnosed with ADD, while others are homeless or living in foster care. The majority of my diverse yet resilient students are survivors of emotional and physical trauma.

In order to support my class this year, I am seeking basic supplies that will boost their confidence and make learning more engaging during the 2019-20 school year.

My Project

My students need simple school supplies most people take for granted. The majority of my students cannot afford composition notebooks, a journaling tool that allows children of poverty and trauma an outlet to express feelings and creative ideas.

My students desperately need costly Expo markers (considered a luxury item at my school) as they collaborate with one another during daily math problem-solving exercises.

My students require clipboards which will enable them to leave the classroom and observe, experiment, and explore science and engineering topics outdoors.

A pocket chart will enhance their vocabulary acquisition, a pencil pouch will allow the children to store their supplies, and Sharpies will inspire my students as they create integrated art projects showcasing what they are learning in language arts, math, science, and social studies.

Mrs. Briskey
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER NOTEBOOK WIRELESS 1 SUBJECT 8X10.5 COLLEGE RULE 50 SHEETS • School Specialty $2.19 31 $67.89
CLIPBOARD MASONITE LETTER - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.68 31 $52.08
DRY ERASE MARKER EXPO LOW ODOR CHISEL BLACK PACK OF 36 • School Specialty $48.56 1 $48.56
PENCIL CASE SLIDER POLY ASST COLORS • School Specialty $1.20 31 $37.20
MARKER SHARPIE BLACK ULTRA FINE PACK OF 36 • School Specialty $28.38 1 $28.38
POCKET CHART - CHALKBOARD BRIGHTS 10 34X44 • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95

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