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Mrs. Thompson from Willow River MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students poster paper and dry erase materials for creating classroom visuals and independent learning supplies.

  • 7 donors
  • $154 still needed
  • 7 donors
  • $154 still needed

My Students

I teach in a small, rural school with a student population of fewer than 450 for all of K-12. We have a very high percentage of families who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch which also qualifies us as a Title I school.

With a $200 annual classroom budget, I can buy some things such as construction paper, writing paper, tape, paint, markers, and such to start the year.

I then rely on writing grants to keep my classroom materials fun and engaging.

My students are 5- and 6-year-olds who absolutely loves school, and I feel it is my job to make sure that excitement continues to grow throughout their kindergarten year. When I am told by parents that their child is sad that they have to miss a day of school, I secretly grin from ear to ear. I want my students to beg for more time at school, and I plan to continue finding new ways to do my best to make that happen.

My Project

As a Kindergarten teacher, I am very excited about implementing a brand new Phonics Program using Secret Stories and Elevate Phonics! I have done some training over the Summer, and I am all ready to go...except for a few basic supplies. I have a $200 classroom budget, and it has already been assigned to some other basic everyday supplies, so what is this girl going to do? I will write this grant and share some of the last-minute items that I could really use some help in purchasing.

I would love to be able to provide my students with dry erase lap boards along with large chart paper for the children to record and display their learning around the classroom.

Having post it chart paper will allow us to immediately hang up ABC Boot Camp anchor charts and add more information and pictures as we make new connections.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, Great for Virtual Teachers and Students, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Lined Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Teacher Anchor Chart (561WL) (561WL VAD 2PK) $68.99 2 $137.98
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads (559VAD6PK), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power $97.92 1 $97.92
30 Piece Dry Erase Lap Boards Double-Sided for Classroom, 9 x 12 Inches Portable Lap Board Classroom Whiteboard with 60 Pens, 30 Erasers and 30 Pen Holders for Students, Kids and Adults $49.99 1 $49.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 5 Mil Thick for Extra Protection, 4.3 Inches x 6.3 Inches, 100 Pouches (TP5900-100) $15.77 2 $31.54
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 100-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 Inches, Letter Size Sheets (TP3854-100) $12.57 2 $25.14
Premium Record Sleeves For Your 12" Record Covers. (100) Crystal Clear No Haze Outer Record Sleeves With Resealable Flap For Complete Protection Of Your Album Covers $23.97 1 $23.97
Amazon Basics Heavy Duty Dry Erase Ticket Holder Pockets 8.5" X 11", Pack of 25 $17.59 1 $17.59

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