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Ms. Perla from Muskegon HTS MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies, and Easy Motivation Builders

My students need a way to summarize each lesson. Summaries come best when they are a collaborative effort, which is why I am excited to try out big sticky pads.

  • $523 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hey my students are special!

My kids like to start each class period with a small lil' whine, but they start writing their ideas on how to simplify radicals/ solve for a missing side of a triangle/ etc once I give em that stern look :).

Basically what I wanna say is: these teens deserve pencils and calculators like everyone else. They grind for what they have. I am proud of them, and wanna do all I can to provide for them.

My Project

My project can be split into a few parts, all of which contribute to a smooth running classroom. There are sticky pads and chart markers to accompany them, basic supplies such as whiteboard markers and pencils, and 2 calculators.

I am excited to use large sticky pads daily in my classroom.

We will use them in multiple ways. For example, at the end of each lesson, students will add to their hour's chart with their "main takeaway" of the lesson. We will anchor them around the room. I believe that student voices are just as important in math as they are in any other class, and these charts will provide students with a student centered refresher of our topics and proof that I am far from the only person in the room who knows her math :)

I also put hundreds of pencils and a pencil sharpener in my cart. These are self-explanatory for the most part, but I also put in reward pencils. Reward pencils may seem elementary, but I love giving them out to my students, and they are part of my plan to foster a weird, funny culture in my room.

Lastly 2 calculators! They are pink! I have already ordered 8 and they are gonna say "Perla" on them and they are MINE! Gone will be the days that I have to have students share calculators during quizzes and tests. As I enter my third year of teaching, kids are gonna find it doggone near impossible to share answers during a test :)

Ms. Perla
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 192 Count • Amazon Business $107.72 1 $107.72
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25" x 30", White, 4 Pads/Pack (559-VAD-4PK) • Staples Advantage $88.50 1 $88.50
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $14.55 5 $72.75
“Offencils” by Wooden Shoe Designs | Set of 20 Pencils | PG Rated Sweary Pencils • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Sustainable Earth by Staples Sugarcane-Based Easel Pads, Plain, 34"H x 27"W, 50 Sheets/Pad, 4/Ct • Staples Advantage $25.92 1 $25.92
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS 2-Line Scientific Calculator, Pink • Amazon Business $8.88 2 $17.76
Sanford Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.26 2 $10.52

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