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Ms. Rymer from Richmond VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students pencils, glue sticks, color pencils, highlighters, and erasers to kick of the school year.

  • $199 goal

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My Students

The amazing students at my school come from high poverty homes. We are a large school with a lot of grade-level integration. Our students are caring and try their best despite the odds stacked against them. My U.S. History classroom has 4 classes of about 30 students, but our population is very transient, so this number is most likely going to change. Many of my students are English language learners.

All of our students receive free lunch.

These 7th graders are creative, silly, and love to try new things. However, many of my students are struggling readers which can cause problems for them in history. Because of these deficits, I am always looking for new, innovative ways to help my students grow and succeed!

My Project

In order to to start the school year off on the right foot, my classroom needs to be stocked with the right supplies. In my U.S. History class, we will be using interactive notebooks that the students will create. This method is effective by engaging the students and holding them responsible for their learning. Interactive notebooks are also proven to help student learning English as a second language.

Interactive notebooks are great visual tools for learning and studying.

However, they require a lot of consumable supplies such as glue, color pencils, and highlighters. With over 100 students that come through my classroom each day, these supplies don't last very long. With your help, we can start the year off right with the supplies we need.

Ms. Rymer
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Colored Pencils, Bulk Classpack, Classroom Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $33.85 1 $33.85
Avery Hi-Liter, Smear Safe Ink, Chisel Tip, 12 Pen Style Fluorescent Yellow School Highlighters (23591) • Amazon Business $4.94 6 $29.64
Mr. Pen- Erasers, Pack of 24, Premium Eraser, Pencil Erasers, White Eraser, School Supplies, Eraser Pencil for Artists and Students, Erasers for Kids, Art Eraser, Erasers Bulk, Eraser for School • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, Dries Clear, 0.24-oz Stick,60-Pack • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49

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