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

Basic Educational & Organizational Supplies for an A+ School Year!

My students need basic educational and classroom organizational supplies like dry-erase adhesive roll, pencils, staples, markers, binders, and classroom organizers.

  • $221 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One tenet of successful mathematics teaching that I have noticed as a teacher is that my students need to understand the relevance of the math they are learning in their own lives outside the classroom. I always try to incorporate skills into the curriculum that will help prepare them for the future. In addition, I always seek to do so in a way that makes sense to them at this critical point in their lives.

For each school year to be successful, my students need certain basic supplies in order to keep the focus on learning.

As a teacher, I feel it is my job to ensure that the basics like pencils, pens, graph paper and erasers are always available in my classroom. My students deserve to have their basic educational needs met in the classroom daily. My students put in great effort to be successful so they deserve to have the best educational environment possible.

My Project

As the new school year begins, teachers everywhere consider all of their students' basic educational needs. We also consider how to best organize our classrooms to provide our students with the ideal educational experience. As we craft the best environment for our students, the costs quickly add up.

When my students enter my classroom in early September, they deserve to have supplies available that address their basic educational needs.

In order to provide this for my students, they need basic supplies like staples, binders, dry-erase adhesive roll for our board so that they can show their work, and permanent markers to label our supplies. Combining rewards with the most basic and important educational supply, pencils, is important so that the students feel recognized on their special day and also have something that they will need for their daily studies.

Lastly, our classroom needs products for better classroom organization. Cardboard organizers quickly collapse so we need more permanent storage solutions. Wood organizers will allow my students to enter an organized working environment where extra papers and supplies are easy to find.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Adjustable Compartment Literature Organizers in Grey Finish, 24 Shelves • Quill.com $71.99 1 $71.99
Safco Products 9420GR Wood Adjustable Literature Organizer, 12 Compartment, Gray • Amazon Business $42.87 1 $42.87
Geddes Happy Birthday Pencil Assortment , Set of 144 (66273) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (37001) • Quill.com $10.99 1 $10.99
Con-Tact Self-Adhesive Readi-Write Dry-Erase Roll • Nasco $5.75 1 $5.75
Quill Brand Standard Staples, 1/4", 5,000/Box • Quill.com $3.29 1 $3.29
Avery 17001 Durable View Binder w/Slant Rings, 11 x 8 1/2, 1/2" Cap, Black • Amazon Business $2.47 1 $2.47

Materials cost

$154.85

Vendor shipping charges

$0.58

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$187.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.13

Total project goal

$220.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$220.88

1 Donor

-$110.43

Donations toward project cost

-$93.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.56

match offer

-$110.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.57

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$0.00

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