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Mrs. Kieran from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basically, We Lack The Basics

My students need basic supplies such as pocket folders, labels, dictionaries and thesauri.

  • $361 goal

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As the economy continues to struggle, my students continue to lack the basic supplies that they need to succeed in school. Supplies that most of us take for granted, such as simple pocket folders, are beyond the means of most of my students' parents. My students deserve the best, but our school can no longer supply them with these basics. I need to turn to those who have more, I need to turn to you. You can help. You can be the change we need to help them succeed. My students need simple folders and labels in order to keep their writing projects and handouts organized. It seems like such a simple thing, but after watching them struggle to keep their notes, handouts, and projects organized, I see that it is an immediate necessity. I have chosen three colors so that we can distinguish each class's folders at a glance. The labels, of course, will help to identify each student's folder. We also need dictionaries and thesauri so that the groups of students within each class may peer and self edit before they conference with me. We have several, but they are very worn and can't be repaired any longer. I find it sad that my school can no longer supply these basic materials to my students, but I know that there are those out there who are ready, willing, and able to help in these tough times. By providing something as simple as a folder, you really can help to change a child's life. Are you ready to help make a change?

Mrs. Kieran
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Random House Roget's Thesaurus Random House Publishing Staff • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Random House Webster's Dictionary Ballantine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
LEATHERETTE 2 POCKET FOLDER WITHOUT FASTENERS,25 EA PER BOX -- Quill 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners; Red • Quill $10.52 5 $52.60
AVERY LASER LABELS 2" X 4", WHITE -- Avery White Rectangular Laser Labels; 2x4", 1000 Labels Per Box • Quill $30.59 1 $30.59
CHALK -- Prang Hygieia Dustless Chalkboard Chalk; White, 12/Bx • Quill $0.80 5 $4.00
LEATHERETTE 2 POCKET FOLDER WITHOUT FASTENERS,25/BOX -- Quill 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners; Dark Blue • Quill $10.52 5 $52.60
LEATHERETTE 2 PCKT PORTFOLIOS WITHOUT FASTENERS,25/BOX -- Quill 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners; Off White • Quill $10.52 5 $52.60

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