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Ms. Collins from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies Needed!

My students need basic classroom supplies such as glue, pencil sharpener, laminating paper, whiteboard markers and chalk.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a high poverty low-income city. They come from all neighborhoods within Bridgeport and all receive free breakfast, lunch, and a snack.

My students all have special needs, with the majority being on the autism spectrum.

This year I have a total of ten students in the 7th or 8th grade. Among themselves, they are a very close-knit group of students who support and cheer each other on! This is a new school for five of them, having "graduated" from the elementary school they had been attending and transferred into this new school. Being transferred as a student into a new larger school than they were used to, on top of being a student with autism, has made this a difficult transition. My goal in working with these students is to make this transition smooth, help them establish friendships, engaged in learning, and motivated to come to school every day ready to learn!

My Project

My students and classroom needs basic supplies in order to reach their potential. Unfortunately my district only gives teachers a $3 per student to purchase basic supplies and this doesn't cover our needs.

Every classroom needs a heavy duty pencil sharpener to have sharpened pencils to go to class prepared ready to learn.

We need glue to complete projects in science and social studies. I need laminating sheets to make long lasting math flash cards and to laminate my students' Young Author Books. We use whiteboard markers and chalk to work on the boards doing our math problems! Thanks for helping!

Ms. Collins
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bostitch Antimicrobial SuperPro Glow Extra Heavy Duty Commercial Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener with Replaceable Cutter Cartridge System, 6-Hole, Silver/Black (EPS14HC) • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9" x 11.4", 100-Pack • Amazon Business $11.24 2 $22.48
Create 365 Classic Happy Planner Teacher Accessory Pack, 121 Pieces, Teacher Planner Accessories • Amazon Business $18.05 1 $18.05
Sargent Art 66-2010 12-Count Colored Dustless Chalk • Amazon Business $4.47 4 $17.88
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.18 2 $14.36
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Me & My Big Ideas PPSV-14 Create 365 The Happy Planner Sticker Value Pack Planner, Big Teacher • Amazon Business $11.81 1 $11.81
Bostitch Replacement Cutter for EPS14HC (EPS14-K) • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
EXPO 81803 Whiteboard/Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 8-ounce • Amazon Business $4.50 2 $9.00
Chris.W 1Pack Small Mesh Magnet Storage Container Caddy Basket Holder for Whiteboard/Refrigerator/Microwave Oven Or Maganetic Surface(Pink) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
2 x Aluminum Alloy Chalk Holder Teacher's Chalk Clip Clutch (Mixed) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81

Materials cost

$187.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.80

Total project goal

$258.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.69

2 Donors

-$258.69

Donations toward project cost

-$219.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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