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Mrs. Knuuttila from Hancock MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies for the Win!

Help me give my students basic classroom supplies including: Expo markers, a storage rack and privacy screens.

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Love to sing, create, move and learn? You've come to the right place! Our third-grade classroom is a place of exploration, music, movement and the excitement of learning. We are a high poverty school located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our area is very rural. The closest semi-large city is over four hours away. Many of us may not have seen an escalator or an art museum, but we are creative, resourceful, problem-solvers, and know how to have fun in the snow (well over 200 inches in a season).

We are building a classroom community as we support each other, dig into technology, discover the world around us, and dream big!

My Project

My students love using Expo markers, particularly during math and spelling instruction. The markers create a safe environment to try new skills. Students know they can erase and try again. We celebrate mistakes as proof that we are learning, but I still have a few students who are stressed by their mistakes. Expo markers reduce their anxiety and help them develop their growth mindset. Privacy partitions increase the feeling of safety when trying new skills and when taking assessments. Students don't have to worry about other students seeing their attempts. They also increase focus and attention for students who have difficulty focusing on the task at hand.

Expo markers and privacy partitions are classroom basics that will make a huge difference in my students' learning.

Mrs. Knuuttila
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
JJ670 - Privacy Partition Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/pk (SAN86001) • Quill.com $12.74 2 $25.48

Materials cost

$115.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.97

Total project goal

$173.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.15

2 Donors

-$86.57

Donations toward project cost

-$73.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.98

match offer

-$86.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$73.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.99

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$0.00

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