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Mrs. Antonio from Rochester NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bare Necessities!

My students need basic supplies such as tape, pencils, pens, folders, scissors, colored pencils, markers, glue, and rulers.

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in an urban, middle/ high school in Upstate New York. Our school has a 96% free lunch because most of our kids live below the poverty level. My kids come from high - poverty, high - crime neighborhoods. Most of their family's expendable cash is spent on necessities. They don't usually come to school with the basic supplies they need.

My kids are smart but often don't meet the standards because they lack the supplies that their suburban peers have.

My Project

My students have come in to my classroom everyday since September to a table with supplies in baskets. I am running out. Now, I have stubby colored pencils that are taking the place of the regular ones. The pens are long gone. My rulers are worn, in some cases you can't read the numbers on the side.

My students color code their notes and color their labs.

Most of the markers are dried out and the colored pencils short. I let my kids repair their folders or I give them new ones when theirs are too worn to patch. My scissors are very small because I used to teach younger kids.

I think new supplies lets my kids know that I expect them to finish as strong as we started. Please help me to get the bare necessities for my kids.

Mrs. Antonio
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCIL DIXON NO. 2 SOFT YELLOW PACK OF 144 • School Specialty $14.97 5 $74.85
ART MARKER CHISEL TIP ST/12 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $3.90 10 $39.00
SSTL ECONO SHEARS 8'' STRAIGHT - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.26 15 $18.90
PENCIL COLOR 7'' 3.3MM S/12 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.90 20 $18.00
TAPE MAGIC .5IN TRANSPARENT MMM810H3 PACK OF 3 • School Specialty $9.01 1 $9.01
RULER PLASTIC 12'' ASSORTED COLORS PK/6 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.19 4 $8.76
TAPE LIGHT ELECTRIC BLUE DUCT 1.88 IN X 20 YARDS • School Specialty $5.60 1 $5.60
FOLDER 2PKT W/FASTNRS ASST PK/25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $5.37 1 $5.37
PEN FINE BALLPOINT BLUE SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $1.20 4 $4.80
GLUE STICK WHITE .28OZ PK30 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $4.10 1 $4.10

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