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Ms. Barnes from El Paso TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need clip boards, an electric pencil sharpener, lamination sheets, Avery labels, and poly folders to help them thrive in a blended learning environment where they take their own learning to the next level!

  • $340 goal

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My Students

It's hard to describe my students with one blanket statement, aside from saying they bring joy into my life in one way or another. At the Title I campus where I teach, many students face hardships both at school and at home. Despite their home life, my students come to school with drive and diligence.

My students may not have everything that they need to be ready for the day, but they always show up ready to learn!

Additionally, my students come from a variety of backgrounds. My school is located less than ten miles away from one of the largest Army installations in the United States and is less than five miles away from the U.S./Mexico border.

My students are creative and full of life. I know that with the proper resources in their hands, their learning experience can be taken to a whole different level.

My Project

Next year my classroom will be following the blended learning model which encourages students to be in charge of mastering their contents while become self-directed learners that know what they need to work on. My students will benefit most from an organized classroom that they can navigate around with ease with all of the necessary essentials for a blended learning classroom.

My students will spend a lot of time either working independently on skills/concepts that they need to improve on or in small group with me.

These requested materials, such as lamination sheets, Avery labels, or poly folders, will help me prepare and organize for centers, one-on-one review, and whole group instruction.

Sheet protectors and a fine new sharpener for colored pencils will help us keep our data folders neat while clipboards will allow my students to branch out and work in a place that best fits their needs.

Ms. Barnes
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Organization Center Pocket Chart, Wall File Organizer Folder with 30 File Pockets, 30 Dry-Erase Cards plus 8 Hangers Hooks, Perfect for Office, Home, School, Studio, etc. 47 X 42 inch • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Post-it Pop-up Notes Original Refill, 3"x3", Assorted Colors, 100 Sheet, Pack of 18, Jaipur Collection (R330-18AUCP) • Amazon Business $23.83 1 $23.83
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $22.11 1 $22.11
Electric Pencil Sharpener, Auto-Stop Feature and Best Heavy Duty Helical Blade Sharpeners for Office School Classroom Kids Artists, AC or Battery Operated for No.2 and Colored Pencils. (Black) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
30 Multicolored Dry Erase Pockets, Oversize 10 x 13 Pockets, Perfect for Classroom Organization, Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, Teaching Supplies, 30 PACK • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
CJRSLRB Magnetic Hooks - 12LB Heavy Duty Multi Use Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Mighty Magnetic Hooks D16(18Packs) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Push Pin Magnets, Fridge Magnets, Tiergrade 60 Pack 7 Assorted Color Strong Magnets, Use at Home School Classroom and Office Magnets, Magnets for Refrigerator Dry Erase Board and Whiteboard Magnets • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
NEW: Multi Colored Duct Tape - Variety Pack -6 Colors - 10 yards x 2 inch rolls. Girls & Boys Kids Craft Duck Set, Fun DIY Art Kit – Rainbow: orange green yellow pink blue yr • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
24 Multicolor Poly Envelopes, Plastic Envelopes, Transparent Envelopes designed for school,home, work, and office organization (24 PACK) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
AmazonBasics Clear Sheet Protectors - Letter Size (100 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Avery Return Address Labels, Inkjet Printers, 1,500 Labels, 2/3 x 1-3/4, Permanent Adhesive (8195) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Scotch Double Sided Strong Tape, Permanent, 1/2 x 500 Inches, 6 Dispensers/Pack (6137H-2PC-MP) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Avery Shipping Address Labels, Inkjet Printers, 250 Labels, 2x4 Labels, Permanent Adhesive, TrueBlock (8163) • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Sharpie 22478 Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39

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