You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Rodriguez from Dearing GA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to the Basics

Help me give my students paper, ink, colored pencils, and tape to make our learning come to life.

  • $300 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There is no "typical" day in my classroom. I teach at a Title I school in a low socioeconomic background community and a large ELL community. I teach general, gifted, and special education students.

In my classroom, we love to complete hands-on, real-world activities and experiments and love to work in cooperative groups.

We are learning how Social Studies and Reading impact our future. We love to learn about the world around us and relate our learning to things that happen in our everyday lives.

My Project

As students strive to become better readers, color coding the text is very helpful. The colored pencils will allow my students to make sense of the text. Students are also required to respond to the text through word processing. The paper and ink will allow students to publish their literary responses. Notes and completed work are included in the interactive notebook, but these papers often fall out. We have found that tape gets the job done so that students don’t lose their valuable papers and notes. All of these suppplies are needed by my students, but as a low income school, they are materials that parents can not afford to help supply.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Rodriguez is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Remanufactured Black, High Yield, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Inkjet Cartridge, HP 950XL/HP 951, 4/Pack • Staples Advantage $94.09 1 $94.09
Staples Invisible Tape, 1" Core, Clear, 3/4" x 1,296", 12/Pack • Staples Advantage $20.99 2 $41.98
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $39.23 1 $39.23
Crayola Colored Pencils, 12/Box • Staples Advantage $2.13 15 $31.95

Materials cost

$207.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$254.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.94

Total project goal

$299.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$299.60

8 Donors

-$196.71

Donations toward project cost

-$185.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.95

match offer

-$81.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Dearing","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[880796],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"GA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3838187,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/back-to-the-basics/3838187/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":75,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Rodriguez","authorIds":{"880796":{"owner":"Mrs. Rodriguez","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3838187],"proposalHash":"-864255256","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20921566,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["ODgwNzk2","MjQ0Nzc4Mg==","NTAyNzQ2MA==","MjI0MjY2NQ==","NDE1MDM4","MzM1NzAwMQ==","NzUyMzAz","NjI1NTU2OQ==","NjM1NTM4OQ=="],"teacherId":880796,"schoolCounty":"McDuffie","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"GA","name":"Georgia"}}