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Ms. Torruco from Laredo TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bright Basics for a Bright School Year

My students need colored paper, cardstock, pencil erasers, dry erase markers, dry erase erasers, and laminating pouches.

  • $221 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a very diverse class of third graders this year. Unfortunately, the majority of my students lack the experiences necessary to become lifelong learners due to limited resources. We are a Title I school with free meals for all students. Most of our student population derives from non-English speaking families. The students I serve are predominantly of Hispanic ethnicity and from a low socioeconomic background.

Regardless of their socioeconomic background, my students continue to want to learn!

My classroom is composed of students of different needs and different backgrounds as well as students with different emotional needs. Despite their differences, they come to school eager to learn every day. With your help and collaboration, I would like to give them a better opportunity by providing a healthy and positive learning environment that is equipped with the resources to help them succeed.

My Project

We are in need of supplies that we can use all year. We need color paper and cardstock that we will use for different activities and centers. I will use this paper to create hands-on activities for Math. The paper will also be used for different projects that we have throughout the year. The dry erase markers and erasers will also be used for centers, small-group, and one on one intervention. The thin markers are a better alternative to markers as the fine point makes it easier for the students to write on the whiteboards. The laminating pouches will be used to laminate important resources to help ensure that they last all year long. I will laminate tools such as multiplication charts and desktop helpers, as well as activities.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Laminating Pouches, Letter, 5 Mil, 9" x 11 1/2", 300 Box • Staples Advantage $20.46 2 $40.92
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets/Pack (21289/22289) • Staples Advantage $12.01 2 $24.02
12-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers / Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Expo Original Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, 24-Pack, Black (2 X 12-Pack)... • Amazon Business $18.56 1 $18.56
Charles Leonard Pencil Eraser Caps, Latex Free, Assorted Colors, 144/Box (71544) 2-Pack • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21004/ 22004) • Staples Advantage $12.74 1 $12.74
Astrobrights Double-Color Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 70 lb., Assorted, 80 Sheets/Pack (98883) • Staples Advantage $11.99 1 $11.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets/Pack (21224/22224) • Staples Advantage $11.91 1 $11.91

Materials cost

$155.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$187.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.07

Total project goal

$220.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$220.47

2 Donors

-$135.23

Donations toward project cost

-$114.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.28

match offer

-$85.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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