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Ms. Rossman from Chattanooga TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students what we need to start the year off strong! The construction paper, colored copy paper, duct tape will help make centers and the room more engaging. The students will appreciate the color!

  • $278 goal

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My Students

We are located in Chattanooga, TN with a mostly urban population. I have 21 students with a variety of lively personalities. We are learning social emotional skills along with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.

I have an energetic group of students who are very eager to learn.

They are learning to be problem solvers and independent thinkers. My students are proud of all the sounds, letters, sight words and so on they have learned in kindergarten so far this year.

My Project

The colored paper, card stock, and construction paper will be used to brighten up center and learning materials. The colors are more appealing to the students and make them a tad more interested in their work.

I will use the duct tape for the boarders on my white boards and classroom door.

The colored tape really livens up the classroom.

The binder clips, binder rings, and command hooks will help display student work. They will be used to keep student work and the classroom organized.

I appreciate all the help. These classroom basics add up for teachers in the beginning of the year while getting the classroom ready!

Ms. Rossman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon Array Pastel/Bright Jumbo Pack Cardstock Paper, 65 lbs, 8.5" x 11" (US letter), Assorted Colors, 250/Pack (101195) • Staples Advantage $28.62 1 $28.62
Command Mini Hooks Value Pack, Clear, 18 Hooks (17006CLR-VP) • Staples Advantage $12.40 2 $24.80
Staples Thermal Pouches, Letter, 300/Pack (5245701) • Staples Advantage $24.30 1 $24.30
Wausau Paper AstroBright Color Laser/Inkjet Paper, Warm Colors, 24lb, Letter, 500 Sheets • Staples Advantage $21.99 1 $21.99
Wausau Astrobrights Colored Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Assorted Cool Colors, Ream • Staples Advantage $21.99 1 $21.99
Staples Book Rings, Silver, 16/Pack (32007) • Staples Advantage $4.49 4 $17.96
Staples Medium Binder Clips, Medium, Black, 144/Pack (32003) • Staples Advantage $17.29 1 $17.29
Duck Tape Brand Colored Duct Tape, Electric Blue • Staples Advantage $6.39 2 $12.78
Scotch Duct Tape, 1.88" x 20 yds., Purple (920-BLK-C) • Staples Advantage $4.99 2 $9.98
Pacon SunWorks 9"W x 12"H Construction Paper, Assorted, 300/Pack (PAC6525) • Staples Advantage $9.58 1 $9.58
Staples Cardstock Paper, 110 lbs, 8.5" x 11", White, 250/Pack (49701) • Staples Advantage $8.03 1 $8.03
Staples Construction Paper, 9"W x 12"L, Assorted, 200/Pack (23104) • Staples Advantage $5.19 1 $5.19

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