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Mrs. Berger from Sacramento CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies for School Success

My students need a variety of supplies such as pencils, paper, and paint.

  • $971 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students face challenges in life due to poverty, unstable housing, and language barriers. Although life is not easy, my students are extremely positive, grateful, and happy children. Our school faces the same issues many other schools face in low socioeconomic areas. We strive to meet the basic needs of our students so they are successful in school. My students are amazing people. They are extremely motivated, positive, and honest.

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he/she is someone today." — Stacia Tauscher.

My Project

I teach my general class for the majority of the day, and do science rotations with all third graders. The students are scrambling to find adequate supplies to create posters, design projects, analyze data in graphs, and label diagrams. Having colored pencils, markers, and crayons will allow them to color code, create, and enhance their learning experience. Students also need to be able to create visual art.

We are out of the basic supplies of pencils and erasers.

The classroom also needs to be able to sharpen the pencils. Many of my students do not come with school supplies and the storage room at school ran out of pencils. My amazing students have become problem solvers by borrowing from friends, searching the lost and found, and using a crayon or colored pencil to complete assignments. While I am proud of their efforts and skills, I feel that a regular number two pencil of their own is a much better solution.

Mrs. Berger
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Oil Pastels, Art Tools, 16 ct., Rich Colors, Great for Blending Colors • Amazon Business $4.99 25 $124.75
Paper Mate (2254) Mirado Black Warrior Lead Pencils, (Medium) Soft (12 Count) (3 Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Pacon Colorwave Super Bright Tagboard, 12 x 18 Inches, Assorted Colors, 100 Sheets (1712) • Amazon Business $27.16 2 $54.32
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Lapboard Class Pack, Includes 12 each of Whiteboards, 2 Inch Felt Erasers and Black Dry Erase Markers (35036) • Amazon Business $23.91 2 $47.82
Sharpie 1884739 Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.82 2 $45.64
AmazonBasics Ruled Index Cards - 3x5 Inches (10 Packs of 100) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $35.33 1 $35.33
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $31.56 1 $31.56
School Smart 85484 White Tagboard - Medium Weight - 12 x 18 inches - Pack of 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $14.42 2 $28.84
School Smart Washable Tempera Paint - Gallon - Blue • Amazon Business $22.78 1 $22.78
School Smart Washable Tempera Paint - Gallon - Yellow • Amazon Business $22.71 1 $22.71
#10 Security SELF-SEAL Envelopes, Windowless Design, Premium Security Tint Pattern for Secure Mailing, Ultra Strong QUICK-SEAL Closure - Size 4-1/8 x 9-1/2 Inches - White - 24 LB - 500 Count (34010) • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Sargent Art 17-3688 128 oz Brown Art-Time Washable Tempera Paint,1 gallon • Amazon Business $18.26 1 $18.26
Handy Art Little Masters Washable Tempera Paint Gallon, White • Amazon Business $18.25 1 $18.25
Sargent Art 17-3620 128 oz Red Art-Time Washable Tempera Paint,1 gallon • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
Handy Art Little Masters Washable Tempera Paint Gallon, Black • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
Handy Art Little Masters Washable Tempera Paint Gallon, Orange • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
Handy Art Little Masters Washable Tempera Paint Gallon, Green • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
Pacon Tru-Ray Assorted Colors Smart Stack Construction Paper, 12 by 18 Inches, Pack of 120 • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Sheet Protectors Page Protectors Economy Clear Sheet Protectors Letter Size, 3 Hole,Acid Free, 100 Piece • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 1 Inch - 4-Pack (White) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Riverside 3D Construction Paper, Black, 12" x 18", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 12-Inches by 18-Inches, 50-Count, White (9207) • Amazon Business $3.75 2 $7.50
Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper, 12-Inches by 18-Inches, 50-Count, Orange (103034) • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 12-Inches by 18-Inches, 50-Count, Holiday Red (9907) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11

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