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Mrs. Hernandez from Austin TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to the Basics...School Supplies for Everyday Use!

My students need school supplies! Expo Marker, Composition Notebooks, Pencils, the necessities.

  • $469 goal

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My Students

I work in a middle school that serves the community around them and is also a magnet school. I have worked and taught some amazing students through the years, and have seen growth, maturity, and exploration blossom within these adolescents. Some of them struggle to have meals provided at home, some of them struggle with emotional trauma, some of them have two loving parents, some of them have aspirations to be pilots, some of them don't come to school with supplies, some of them come wearing the latest name brand item, some of them have anger issues, some of them are the sweetest, most kind-hearted individuals you'll ever meet.

I see all walks of life from many economic backgrounds, religious affiliations, ethnic identities, and home environments.

To say I serve a diverse population would be an understatement. I treat all of them as special and know that each and every one of them can meet and exceed their goals.

My Project

This project is taking it back to the basics. I am asking for school supplies to offer to students who cannot afford these basic items. I am also asking for ink for my classroom printer so that I can continue to create and print engaging worksheets that are used on the regular. Every students should have a notebook, a pencil, a dry erase marker, and tissue to have access to when needed. I am not asking for anything fancy; just basic supplies that I as a teacher spend so much of my own resources buying for my classroom every year. If this project can be funded it would greatly reduce my out of pocket expense, so that I can stress less on the little things, and focus on making my lessons as engaging as possible. It will also have the same effect on my students, so that they too can stress less on the little things and focus on learning.

Mrs. Hernandez
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36/Box • $32.89 5 $164.45
Composition Notebook, College Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Each (40451M-CC) • $1.27 70 $88.90
Canon PGI-220 Black/CLI-221 Tri-Color Ink Cartridge and Paper Multi-pack (4 cart per pack) • $59.39 1 $59.39
Dixon 3 1/2" Pre-sharpened Golf Pencils, #2 Soft, 144/Box • $7.19 3 $21.57
Canon PGI-220 Black Ink Cartridge (2945B001) • $16.73 1 $16.73
Kleenex Flat Box Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, White, 100 Sheets/Box • $1.18 10 $11.80

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