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Ms. K. from Springfield MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beginning Basics

My students need bins, pencils, notebooks and glue sticks.

  • $333 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in Massachusetts, a city struggling with crime and drugs. Our students are from diverse background culturally, economically, and academically. Our students are also the innocent bystanders, often caught up unwillingly, in this struggle.

Our school is a K-8 Montessori-based school and the students move through the grades together, creating a solid, welcoming community.

The students form strong bonds across their cultural, economic, and social lines, forming a real family here. For some of my students this is the only true family they have, and as such the teachers work hard to provide not just the necessaries, but as many extras as we can. We want our students to have the best school experience possible, to be set up for success in life.

My Project

A new year and a new class means new materials! As my class size grows, so does the number of needed supplies. Last year I found that bins greatly helped my students stay organized, cutting down on transition times between classes so we had more time for learning. It gave my students one less thing to worry about- everything they needed for class was in one place! I am hoping to do the same this year and will need a few more bins to accommodate my increased class size.

Since a lot of my students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, they lack the necessary "basics" most of us take for granted- pencils, notebooks, glue.

By having a supply of these items in my class, ready to go, no one needs to worry about where to find a pencil (or suffer the embarrassment of not being able to procure such a "basic" item). All my students have to worry about is focusing on the task at hand: learning.

Ms. K.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FG445X - Classic Composition Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 5 $139.95
TT768GB - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 10 $39.90
TT768BO - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 10 $39.90
TT768BO - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
TT768GB - Neon Connect & Store Book Bin - Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
TT505Z - Lakeshore Glue Stick - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
SU28 - Pencils - Standard #2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98

Materials cost

$248.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$282.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.84

Total project goal

$332.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$332.25

4 Donors

-$295.23

Donations toward project cost

-$267.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.78

match offer

-$17.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$14.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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