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Ms. Li from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies to Set Our Foundation

My students need writing supplies!! From a working electric sharpener that can help me have sharpened pencils for all students to copy paper that students can revise and publish their proud work on.

  • $598 goal

This project expired on December 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will be walking into a school with over 1300 students this coming September. I will have 90 to 96 of those fresh-faced innocent incoming 6th-grade students. We have one thing in common; we will both be new to the building as 6th graders and as a 6th-grade teacher. They will have been students for probably a good 10 years of their life. Since the day they were born, they were born students of the world. Though I have taught middle school English for the last 12 years, this will be my first day at this new school.

My Project

An electric pencil sharpener is never used during my class. But before school starts, I always make sure to have over 30 pencils sharpened just in case someone's writing utensil did not show up with them to school or was overused during class. This preparation ensures more time focused on the task at hand and eliminates unnecessary disruptions. As an English Langauge Arts class, we enjoy all elements of English from writing, to spoken word, to silent reading, to a whole class open discussion, to creating visual representations of our thinking process. Hence copy paper and lined looseleaf as an empty canvas for their writings and visual displays of the literature they read can come to life.

Even though we live in a technology-present, as students of English Language Arts and students of the world around us, our big ideas always start from the scratches we make on paper.

With your donation, my students will know that someone cared about them and want to help contribute to their learning.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 96 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Filler Paper, College Ruled, 8 1/2" x 11", 400 Sheets • Staples Advantage $5.58 15 $83.70
Staples Power Extreme Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-Duty, Black (21834) • Staples Advantage $41.14 1 $41.14
Westcott All Purpose Scissors, Pointed Tip, 8", Straight Handle, Red • Staples Advantage $2.39 16 $38.24
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $34.78 1 $34.78
Staples Tape with Dispenser, 1" Core, Clear, 3/4"W x 1296", 16 Rolls/Bx • Staples Advantage $29.99 1 $29.99
Staples Nonstick Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, Medium-Weight, Clear, 2.4 mil, 8 1/2" x 11", 200/Bx • Staples Advantage $21.99 1 $21.99
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.22 3 $21.66
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners, Green, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $9.49 2 $18.98
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners, Blue, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $9.49 2 $18.98
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners, Orange, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $9.49 2 $18.98
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 1 $17.49
Staples Correction Tape, 1 Line Regular, 1/5" x 315", 10/Pk • Staples Advantage $15.79 1 $15.79
Staples Standard Stapler Value Pack, Fastening Capacity 20 Sheets/20 lb., Black • Staples Advantage $10.99 1 $10.99
Staples Filler Paper, 8" x 10 1/2", Wide Ruled, 3-Hole Punched, 120 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.00 10 $10.00
Elmer's Glue Sticks, All-Purpose, 30/Pack • Staples Advantage $9.82 1 $9.82
Staples Paper Clips, Jumbo, Smooth, 1000/Pk • Staples Advantage $9.59 1 $9.59
Staples Standard Staples; 1/4", 5 Boxes of 5,000 Staples, Total 25,000 Staples • Staples Advantage $8.09 1 $8.09
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted Primary, 4/pk (80074) • Staples Advantage $7.89 1 $7.89
Staples Binder Clips, Medium, 1 1/4" Size, 5/8" Capacity, Black, 24/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.59 2 $7.18
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Blue Ink, 60/Pack (16699/13161) • Staples Advantage $6.49 1 $6.49
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609-BLK) • Staples Advantage $6.49 1 $6.49
Staples 3" x 5" Line Ruled Index Cards, 500/Pack (51009) • Staples Advantage $6.39 1 $6.39
Staedtler 2-Hole Pencil Sharpener • Staples Advantage $5.49 1 $5.49
Expo Dry-Erase Cleaner, 22 oz. (1752229) • Staples Advantage $5.42 1 $5.42
Swingline Mini Fashion Stapler, 12 Sheet Capacity, Red (87873) • Staples Advantage $5.21 1 $5.21
Staples Hype Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.36 2 $4.72
Staples Staple Remover, Black • Staples Advantage $2.79 1 $2.79
Expo Dry-Erase Erasers (81505) • Staples Advantage $1.80 1 $1.80
Staples Claw Staple Remover, Black • Staples Advantage $0.86 1 $0.86

Materials cost

$470.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.65

Total project goal

$597.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.65

6 Donors

-$299.22

Donations toward project cost

-$254.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.88

match offer

-$298.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$253.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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