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Ms. Shubitz from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Black Hole Backpacks Be Gone!

The cost of book pouches, book bags, and post-it notes from Really Good Stuff/Filmic Archives and Quill Corporation is $244, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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There have been so many occasions in the past two years of my teaching career where parents did not receive important notices because they somehow got lost in the black hole that is their child's book bag! I'm not just talking about little notes, but progress reports, field trip permission slips, Parent-Teacher Conference reminders and much more! It's NOT that my fifth graders are inherently irresponsible, they just don't know how to keep themselves organized unless they're given systems to help them become more organized people. (I tried buying them some reclosable poly envelopes earlier this year, but most of them broke since the quality wasn't the greatest, but it was all I could afford to buy in bulk.) Further, my East Harlem fifth graders are always reading at least two books at one time. One of the books is for their book club and the other one is their independent reading book. They all bring post-it notes, pencils and reading logs between home and school daily. Sometimes the kids don't do writing about their reading since they forgot to take the post-its out of their desks and put it into their backpacks. (They do quick jottings about what they notice in a text on post-its and then put it in their books so they can talk about it in school with me or with their book club.) Since many of my students don't have pads of post-its lying around their apartments, they aren't able to jot down notes as they read on a given night. Hence, they each need a large, sturdy book pouch to keep their reading materials together. That's where you come in; I need your help to bring sturdy clearview bags and book pouches into my classroom so I may give my students some organizational systems before they head off to junior high school. If they're still losing things once they reach sixth grade (that's when they start junior high in NYC), then they'll be destined to fail. They're a hard-working, sweet bunch of kids who need your help since their parents cannot afford to buy them the necessary organizational supplies. (Nearly all of my students qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch.) With your assistance, I know I can have my kids working more efficiently in just a couple of weeks. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity and your commitment to building 26 more organized and efficient people!

Ms. Shubitz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AQUATIC POST-IT NOTES, 3 X 3 -- Post-it Notes in Aquatic Colors; 3Hx3"W, 12/Pack • Quill Corporation $14.03 2 $28.06
Store More Large Clearview Economy Book Pouches • Really Good Stuff/Filmic Archives $12.95 8 $103.60
Really Good Stuff School Bags • Really Good Stuff/Filmic Archives $9.95 3 $29.85

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