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Ms. Dycus from Slidell LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students all of the basic supplies they need to focus on their studies.

  • $275 goal

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My Students

I am a teacher at a Title I School where a majority of my students are low-income. These students often come from disadvantaged home lives, and school is a key component in helping to break that cycle. My students are extremely hardworking and loving! They come to school every day ready to learn, even when there are not many people in their corner.

Our school serves the south side of town, which was tremendously affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Many of our students move around often and do not have a stable home life.

My Project

Working at a high poverty school, my students often are not prepared for class. I try my best to provide my students with all they need but often we come up short because I personally am on a tight budget!

In this project, I have requested many of the basic things needed for a classroom to run more smoothly, such as pencil colors, binders, highlighters, chart markers, white-out, and several other things.

Having all of these supplies in my classroom would allow for my students to focus on their school work instead of worrying about their binder being broken or them not having a pencil to actually do the work. Pencil colors and glue come and go so quickly in a 4th-grade classroom so this will provide our class with the extras we need and will alleviate some of the financial burdens when my classroom is in need of more of these basic supplies.

Ms. Dycus
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery 1.5" Durable View 3 Ring Binder, Slant Ring, Holds 8.5" x 11" Paper, 4 Black Binders (17021) • Amazon Business $18.48 2 $36.96
PenPal, LLC Rubber Pen/Pencil Holder by PenPal, LLC, *25 Pack,* black, dark grey, light green, dark blue or red (Light Green) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Elmer’s Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Extra Strong, 1 Gallon, 2 Count - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $29.94 1 $29.94
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $26.73 1 $26.73
BIC Xtra-Strong Mechanical Pencil, Colorful Barrel, Thick Point (0.9mm), 48-Count • Amazon Business $15.52 1 $15.52
Tombow 68722 MONO Mini Correction Tape, 10-Pack. Easy to Use Applicator for Instant Corrections • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
Neenah Exact Index, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Large, 12 Count • Amazon Business $4.20 2 $8.40
Sharpie 22480PP Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96

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