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Ms. Drake from Oakland CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies for a Super Start to 3rd Grade

Help me give my students the supplies needed to start off their 3rd grade year organized and ready to learn, including notebooks, binders, pencil boxes, pens and pencils, clip boards and desk caddies.

  • $992 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

This next school year I will be teaching 3rd grade at an urban elementary school in a low-income/high poverty school district. It is an exceptionally diverse student body--racially, culturally, and socio-economically. Many of our students speak languages other than English. The majority of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Despite a variety of challenges our students may face, one common thread among them is their excitement for learning and engaging in school activities.

They are eager to be at school and are proud of their academic and social successes. Providing them safe and engaging spaces at school inspires our young scholars!

My Project

I have taught Kindergarten and TK for the last 7 years and next year I am moving to 3rd grade filled with such excitement and enthusiasm. I want to start the year off right with my 3rd graders and one of the many things that will support this is having the basic supplies needed to create an organized and user friendly learning environment.

I need help providing these basic supplies for my students to establish a learning environment that facilitates and supports our 3rd grade endeavors.

My students deserve new notebooks, binders, pencil boxes, writing tools and clipboards to start their year.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
mDesign Small Office Storage Organizer Utility Tote Caddy Holder with Handle for Cabinets, Desks, Workspaces - Holds Desktop Office Supplies, Gel Pens, Pencils, Markers, Staplers - 2 Pack - Black • Amazon Business $19.88 5 $99.40
mDesign Large Office Storage Organizer Utility Tote Caddy Holder with Handle for Cabinets, Desks, Workspaces - Holds Desktop Office Supplies, Gel Pens, Pencils, Markers, Staplers - White • Amazon Business $17.92 5 $89.60
STEMSFX Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder - Pack of 12 Folders Red - For Letter Size Papers, Includes Business Card Slot • Amazon Business $26.33 3 $78.99
Coopay 24 Pack Journal Notebook Kraft Brown Cover Lined Notebooks for Travelers - A5 Size - 210 mm x 140 mm - 60 Lined Pages/ 30 Sheets • Amazon Business $36.99 2 $73.98
Mead 9910 Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 1 Inch - 4-Pack (White) • Amazon Business $9.65 6 $57.90
IRIS Medium Modular Supply Case, 10 Pack • Amazon Business $18.78 3 $56.34
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
Ticonderoga Sharpened Pencils #2 HB Premium Wood Latex-Free Eraser, (144 Pencils) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $22.57 1 $22.57
HP Printer Paper, Multipurpose20, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 96 Bright, 1,500 Sheets / 3 Ream Carton (112300C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $22.27 1 $22.27
200/Box Clear Heavyweight Poly Sheet Protectors by Gold Seal, 8.5" x 11" • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rio de Janeiro Colors, Sticks and Resticks, Great for Reminders, Cabinet Pack, Recyclable, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Scotch Brand Magic Tape, Trusted Favorite, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls (810K6) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
3 Pack 1" x 60yd STIKK Green Painters Tape 14 Day Easy Removal Trim Edge Finishing Masking Tape (.94 in 24MM) • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
Zebra Pen Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1.0mm, Black Ink, 24-Count (12221) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
FANGTEK Colorful Plain Name Tag Labels 3 1/2 X 2 1/4, 200 Stickers. • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$734.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$843.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.77

Total project goal

$991.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$991.82

4 Donors

-$991.82

Donations toward project cost

-$843.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.77

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$0.00

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