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Ms. Anna Ruan from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Needs Are Essential

My students need basic school supplies in order to learn. Some students come to school with no, or not enough, pencils and erasers. This distracts them and other students from learning as they ask to borrow.

  • $292 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The beauty of working in an extremely diverse school is getting to learn about different cultures and work with a melting pot of students. When every student in my class comes together, they are always learning from each other. Also, being in an emergent classroom, with 3/4 of them as an ELL, it helps me appreciate them even more. My students teach each other how to say something in their language everyday. They help everyone feel special even though they are not verbal about it.

My Project

Often times I notice students are distracted because they want to sharpen their pencils or look around in their desk for pencils and erasers. With the basic needs of pencils, erasers and glue sticks, students will not need to bother other students to borrow pencils or an eraser.

Colorful pens will help with editing of student work and make it easier for students to distinguish and pick up.

Stickers are a great small incentive to help students get motivated in their learning and make it more fun for them. Please help support in helping me fund this project to help my third grade students have a more successful year.

Ms. Anna Ruan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 7 $69.72
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Large, 12 Count • Amazon Business $5.96 4 $23.84
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.77 2 $19.54
Creative Teaching Press Emoji Rewards Stickers (4143) • Amazon Business $6.43 3 $19.29
1.5'' 3 Ring Binder, 4 Pack (Assorted Bright) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Youngever 18 Plastic Pack Pocket Folders - Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder (Set of 6), Heavy Duty Plastic Pocket Folder with 3 Holes (Set of 6), Heavy Duty Project Folder (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
KACO Retractable Gel ink Pens,Extra Fine Point (0.5 mm)-20 Pack,Assorted Colors (I860) • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
Fun Express Motivational Smiley Face Roll Stickers - 1 Roll • Amazon Business $3.84 3 $11.52
5800 pcs Teacher Stickers for Kids, Reward Stickers Mega Variety Pack, Incentive Stickers for Teacher Supplies Classroom Supplies, 18 design styles including 3D heart, face, star, owl, cupcake • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Paper Mate 1956279 InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 10-Count • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94

Materials cost

$214.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$247.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.68

Total project goal

$291.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$291.20

6 Donors

-$199.28

Donations toward project cost

-$180.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.05

match offer

-$79.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$67.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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