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Ms. Stephenson from Washington DC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bare Necessities

My students need basic supplies such as pencils, glue, markers, and crayons to start the new school year.

  • $423 goal

This project expired on December 6, 2013.

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My Students

My little ones are coming! Bright eyed and ready to learn they will enter a classroom ready to explore, but may not have the materials they need to start the year off right!

Many of the students that will enter my classroom live in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Washington, DC.

They attend a school that stretches meager resources to meet the needs of the students that attend, because many of their families just don't have the funds to purchase the supplies themselves. But despite this, students arrive eager to explore their classroom! They start out timid, but quickly make friends and adapt to their classmates and teachers. Learning starts from the moment they enter, and then soars from there!

My Project

My students need basic supplies such as pencils, glue, markers, and crayons to start the new school year. Last year, our Early Childhood classrooms began using a new curriculum, Tools of the Mind. I started off the year with a small gift card that allowed me to purchase just a few supplies in order to introduce the new activities to my students. Many of these supplies were used quickly, and I sadly spent the remainder of the year begging and borrowing so that the curriculum could be properly implemented, and my students could receive the education they deserve. Your contribution will not only provide my class with ample basic materials to use throughout the school year, but will also provide us with materials to create "All About Me" projects as the school year begins.

Remember, my students come in ready to explore and soak up knowledge!

But sometimes even the bare necessities are not present. Supporting this project can help so much in making sure that they have the basic materials they need to be successful.

Ms. Stephenson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Laminating Pouches 8.5x11 (package of 100) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 2 $50.92
200 Broad Tip Marker Class pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.71 1 $46.71
Composition Book, 100 Pages • Kaplan Early Learning Company $1.70 20 $34.00
Crayola(r) Dry-Erase Markers (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 4 $30.44
Large Crayons Class Pack (400 Per Box) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Elmer's School Glue (Gallon) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 2 $23.72
Construction Paper Assorted Pack 12" x 18" (700 Sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
30 Flat Stubby Paint Brushes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Flat Activity Trays • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Glue Spreaders (Set Of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.21 3 $12.63
Construction Paper Assorted Pack 9" x 12" (700 Sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.48 1 $11.48
Big Dipper Large Grip Pencil w/o Eraser (1 doz.) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.21 2 $8.42

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