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Ms. Santiago from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing it All Back!

My students need these essential back to school supplies for their everyday usage in school. These back school supplies include rulers, number lines, notebooks, pencils, folders, glue, book baggies, center games and hands-on tasks supplies.

  • $2,015 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most educators feel their students are the best and greatest. Although I can't argue with their opinions, I happen to think that I have the best and greatest students on this planet. There isn't a day that I don't look forward to seeing their faces and seeing them develop in knowledge and wisdom before my eyes. I may be their teacher, but they teach me so many lessons each day as well.

Despite the obstacles they face on a daily basis, they are always eager to learn and never give up hope.

I want to instill the joy that learning can bring regardless of the challenges my students face on their own.

My Project

The supplies listed in within this project will support my students from the very first day of school until the last the day of their fourth grade school year. The supplies listed are items that are difficult for my school to find additional money for funding. The supplies start as small as pens for writing to a storage shelf for the class set of iPads. These supplies will be shared with two classes of fourth graders. They will be using the supplies either in their independent work task and/or group work tasks. For instance, within this project are owl pellets for my students to learn about the digestion system during my planned on science lesson for the approaching school year. Also, with your help, plan on provided my students with several opportunities to increase their reading comprehension through the use of reading comprehension games and daily journaling.

Assignments cannot be completed without the use of supplies.

Through the engagement factors of using hands-on tasks and interactions with their peers, they need these supplies to help support their thinking. However, we are in an extremely low-income neighborhood, and my students can barely afford to purchase their own supplies. I buy most of the supplies out of my own pocket, which I don't mind, because they appreciate it so much. Over 95% of the students qualify for free lunch, and over 90% receive public assistance. Any amount of donation will truly be appreciated in my eyes as well as my students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD818 - Reading Comprehension Daily Practice Journal - Gr. 3-4 - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.99 6 $227.94
Twin Pocket Portfolios w/ Fasteners - 25 Count • Teachers' School Supply $38.75 4 $155.00
GG370 - Reading Comprehension Games Library - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Staples Graph Composition Book, 9.75" x 7.5" Graph Paper Notebook, Black, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $69.99 2 $139.98
BIC 4-Color Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 3/Pack (14540) • Staples Advantage $6.79 20 $135.80
FF740X - High-Interest Intervention Reading Folders - Gr.4-5 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
GG834X - See & Store Book Pouch - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $46.39 2 $92.78
Dirt Devil Vigor Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum, Black (UD70110) • Staples Advantage $79.99 1 $79.99
Learning Resources Cross Section Eye Model • Staples Advantage $15.29 4 $61.16
Staples Power Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Medium-Duty, Gray • Staples Advantage $29.99 2 $59.98
Pellets Inc. Owl Pellet Kit, Student • Staples Advantage $58.59 1 $58.59
S&S Small Plastic Sand Timer, 6/Set • Staples Advantage $53.79 1 $53.79
CLI 12" Plastic Ruler, 12" Length, Metric Measuring System, Plastic, 36/Box, Clear • Staples Advantage $32.99 1 $32.99
Mirrors, 4" long x 6" high, Set of 4 • Staples Advantage $15.89 2 $31.78
LL862 - Nonfiction Comprehension Quickie Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Omnitech 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder (OT-NXC122PA) • Staples Advantage $24.39 1 $24.39
Duracell PRO-CELL C Battery • Staples Advantage $21.02 1 $21.02
Carson Dellosa Ideal School Supply Classroom Number Line • Staples Advantage $19.99 1 $19.99
Human Body Anatomy Model • Staples Advantage $19.89 1 $19.89
Duracell Alkaline "AAA" Batteries, 1.5V, 20/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
Martin Sports Cotton Jump Rope, 8", 6 EA/BD • Staples Advantage $17.89 1 $17.89
Energizer LED Flashlight Combo Pack, Bulb, D, Red, Blue • Staples Advantage $16.14 1 $16.14
Activa Scenic Sand Beach Sand 3 Pounds-White • Staples Advantage $12.39 1 $12.39
Rimless Safety Glasses with Black Temple, Clear Lens and Anti-Scratch Coating • Staples Advantage $1.33 8 $10.64
Droppers, Set of 12 • Staples Advantage $4.95 2 $9.90
Dixie Individually Wrapped Jumbo Straws by GP PRO, Translucent, 500/Pack (JW74) • Staples Advantage $9.59 1 $9.59
CLI Open Center Protractors, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $8.99 1 $8.99
Fun Science Plastic Tweezer, 4/Set • Staples Advantage $4.49 2 $8.98
Mark Twain Math Borders • Staples Advantage $6.89 1 $6.89
Edupress Kindergarten - 8th Grade Bulletin Board Border, Science Rocks Spotlight, 12/Pack • Staples Advantage $4.49 1 $4.49
Chenille Kraft Company Natural Wood Craft Sticks, Regular Size, Economy Grade, Natural, 4 1/2" x 3/8", 1,000/Bx • Staples Advantage $4.39 1 $4.39
Creativity Street Flat Wood Toothpicks, 2500/PK, 6 PK/BD • Staples Advantage $2.99 1 $2.99

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