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Mrs. Schneider from Oakland CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Binders and Paper and Pencils, Oh My!

The cost of various school supplies including pencils, paper, glue, erasers and more is $520, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Too many of my students come to school with inadequate materials if any at all. Even my most consistent and careful students forget their homework and lose their pencils. My students are not careless, these behaviors are a direct result of their exceptionalities which range from learning disabilities to mental retardation to ADHD. Even though they are never punished for asking for materials in my class, they are ashamed and embarrassed to ask for them. I want them to feel successful and having the proper materials is the first place to start. In addition to teaching content, I am also responsible for teaching life skills and learning skills. It is critical that my students who struggle to read be able to skim a science or history text to find important information. Armed with highlighters and sticky notes I will be able to teach these students to mark important words and passages in what they read. As adults and educators, we use these tools to help ourselves remember appointments and other important bits of information. I want my students to have the tools to help them remember the main points and details of what they are being taught. Note taking is another area where we need structure. My students will eagerly copy notes from the board but their loose papers typically end up missing. If each student had a binder with color-coded tabbed dividers and filler paper, we could build on the previous days' notes without having to search every corner of the room looking for them. This would also help conserve paper because we would not have to replace and recopy missing work. Having pencil boxes supplied with pencils, a pencil sharpener, erasers, a glue stick, scissors and a ruler would fulfill each students' daily materials need. With all of these supplies I can build my students sense of responsibility because they will be accountable for their materials and I know that they will take pride in using them. I can also continue to make school a place where these students want to be and make it a place where they can be successful. Thank you very much for helping in this effort.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon(R) Ticonderoga Pencils, 2 Soft Lead, Yellow Barrel Color, Box of 144 • Office Depot Inc. $9.99 1 $9.99
Office Depot(R) Brand Self-Stick Notes, 3quot x 3quot, 100 Sheets Per Pad, Yellow, Pack of 18 • Office Depot Inc. $9.89 2 $19.78
MAGIC RUB BLOCK ERASER, 12 PER PACK -- Sanford Magic Rub Eraser • Quill Corporation $7.01 2 $14.02
Sanford(R) Major Accent(R) Highlighters, Fluorescent Yellow, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $6.47 2 $12.94
Office Depot Value(TM) Eraser Caps, Pink, Pack Of 144 • Office Depot Inc. $5.19 1 $5.19
Office Depot(R) Glue Sticks, 07 Oz, Clear, Pack Of 6 • Office Depot Inc. $5.03 3 $15.09
Office Depot(R) Economy-Priced Scissors, 8quot Offset, Black Handles • Office Depot Inc. $3.86 9 $34.74
Office Depot(R) Economy Round Ring View Binder, 1 1/2quot Rings, White • Office Depot Inc. $3.23 18 $58.14
Staedtler(R) 2-Hole Metal Pencil Sharpener • Office Depot Inc. $3.19 18 $57.42
Dixon(R) Ticonderoga(R) Laddie Elementary Pencils Without Eraser, Box Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $2.87 3 $8.61
Wide-Ruled Notebook Filler Paper, 10 1/2quot x 8quot, 3-Hole Punched, Pack Of 150 Sheets • Office Depot Inc. $1.97 18 $35.46
Soho Pencil Box, 8 1/2quot x 5 1/2quot, Clear • Office Depot Inc. $1.52 18 $27.36
Prang(R) Economy Colored Pencils, Box Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $1.39 18 $25.02
Avery(R) Worksaver(R) Big Tab Insertable Dividers, Gold Reinforced, 5-Tab, Buff Paper, Multicolor • Office Depot Inc. $0.80 18 $14.40
Office Depot(R) Acrylic Ruler For Binders, 12quot, Assorted Colors • Office Depot Inc. $0.71 18 $12.78

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