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Mrs. Griffin from Wilson AR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to the Basics for Success!

Help me give my students basic supplies of crayons, crayon boxes, pens, clipboards, colored paper, and scissors to help them with STEM activities in my class.

  • $454 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My computer lab is full of Kindergarten though 6th grade children with wild imaginations, boundless energy, and natural curiosity. They come to school ready and eager to learn. Most come from low-income homes, some relying on grandparents as their only source of guidance and stability, but they all have the ability to be life-long learners. Being a rural area, not all of my students have internet access, therefore we must maximize the opportunity to enhance our learning with the use of technology while they are at school. Every student who enters my room deserves a unique learning experience and it is my goal to provide just that in a safe, enchanting, and digital environment.

My students are rock stars and it is my goal to help enhance and transform the way they learn.

I want my students to understand that their surroundings do not define them. They can overcome obstacles and hardships and go on to be the first college graduate of their family or a Nobel prize winner in spite of their socioeconomic challenges.

My Project

I am requesting materials that will help my students with STEM projects and activities. With more and more emphasis in education being placed on STEM and STEAM, these resources will provide my students with hands-on experience to develop these skills, which are highly demanded in our workforce.

Students will work in groups or teams on the activities and this fosters critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.

They will use scissors, crayons, pens, and paper to create projects and solve tasks that will arouse their imaginations and spark creativity. These situations will provide a solid background for building these highly important skills. We will use the plastic boxes to create "STEM Boxes" to hold the STEM materials. Stickers will be used for rewards and motivational items.

These engaging activities will promote problem-solving so students can build an interest in a rewarding field or career that is in increasingly high demand. As a bonus, these skills will be utilized in all academic areas across the curriculum as they continue their education.

Mrs. Griffin
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
Sterilite 17224812 Small Pencil Box, Splash Tint, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $27.24 2 $54.48
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 12) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm,"Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 150 Sheets (80933-01) • Amazon Business $7.64 3 $22.92
Scissors, VERONES 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles & Stainless Steel Sharp Blades Perfect for Cutting Paper, Fabric Photos, More, 15-Pack • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Mega Collection, 625 Sheets,"Classic" 5-Color Assortment, Colored Paper, 24 lb/89 gsm, 8 ½ x 11-MORE SHEETS! (91623) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Gray) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Plastic Clipboards (Set of 6) Multi Pack Clipboard (Red) Strong 12.5 x 9 Inch | Holds 100 Sheets! Acrylic Clipboards with Low Profile Clip | Cute Clip Boards Board Clips • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Sharpie 1761791 Accent Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colored, 24-Count • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Teacher Reward Motivational Stickers for Children (Set of 1,080) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pentel R.S.V.P. Ballpoint Pen, 0.7mm Fine Tip, Green Ink, Box of 12 (BK90-D) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Pentel R.S.V.P. Ballpoint Pen, 0.7mm Fine Tip, Pink Ink, Box of 12 (BK90-P) • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Fiskars 12-94518697WJ The Original Orange Handled Scissors, 8 Inch, Orange • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Magnetic Hooks,22LBS Heavy Duty Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet Hook with 3 Layers Ni Strong Corrosion Protection,Ideal for Indoor Hanging(Silvery White,Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Outus 240 Pieces Animal Reward Stickers 1.5 Inches Classroom Motivational Incentive Stickers for Encouragement, Teachers, Students, 16 Designs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pentel BK90B R.S.V.P. Stick Ballpoint Pen, .7mm, Trans Barrel, Red Ink (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock Paper, Spectrum • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pentel BK90A R.S.V.P. Stick Ballpoint Pen, .7mm, Trans Barrel, Black Ink (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Reward Stickers for Kids and Teachers Bulk | 200 in Roll | Funny Motivational Teacher Stickers for School | 9 Cool Animal Stickers for Girls and Boys • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

Materials cost

$324.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$385.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.05

Total project goal

$453.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$453.66

1 Donor

-$227.00

Donations toward project cost

-$192.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.05

match offer

-$226.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$192.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.00

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$0.00

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