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Mrs. Zarate from Sacramento CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Confidence and Replenishing Our Classroom!

My students need classroom supplies replenished, an accessible machine to bind their personalized books, and an engaging microphone ball to inspire students to speak clearly and loudly when participating in class!

  • $705 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My seventh and eighth grade students are truly passionate about their education. My students have a desire to learn and to be challenged. To be honest, they inspire me. They inspire me to go above and beyond and to always give them a 100%.

When teaching students who excel, it is my responsibility to provide experiences and opportunities to further and expand their learning.

Thankfully, my campus, as a whole, is highly spirited and dedicated to educating all students. Students WANT to be on campus - they are proud to be a Miner. Sadly, resources, especially technology, are limited. Lack of funding directly impacts my students in the classroom.

My Project

We are in need of basic classroom items that are used to enhance my students' learning and to encourage creativity! My classroom needs items such as: index cards, envelopes, clipboards, hole punchers, Post It notes, art materials (shrink film to create stained glass windows) and pencils. To organize materials and pens for art projects and other classroom experiences, we will use the galvanized buckets to separate the items.

"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra" ~ Jimmy Johnson.

To inspire and enhance classroom discussions, we will use the QBall microphone to improve my students' listening and speaking skills. In addition, my students would really appreciate all of their hard work bound into books. With the book binding machine, my students will be able to cherish their writing even more! To inspire speaking and writing, my students will use their bound books to perform their poetry. The purple tinsel curtain will be used to decorate for our class Poetry Cafe.

My goal is to provide my students even more learning opportunities that are unique, fun, and connective to the curriculum. When my students are motivated and care about their learning, they are inspired to give a full effort in their work!

Mrs. Zarate
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 105 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
QBall • https://www.buyqball.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxYuL8Lby2AIVhmB-Ch3-NgRbEAAYASAAEgKT5_D_BwE $179.00 1 $179.00
Fellowes Binding Machine Star+ Comb Binding (5006501) • Amazon Business $74.35 1 $74.35
Scotch 5-Inch Soft Touch Pointed Kid Scissors, 12 Count Teacher Pack, Green (1442P-12) • Amazon Business $15.53 2 $31.06
Fellowes Plastic Comb Binding Spines, 3/8 Inch Diameter, Black, 55 Sheets, 100 Pack (52325) • Amazon Business $8.95 3 $26.85
Fellowes 52326 Plastic Comb Bindings, 1/2" Diameter, 90 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $7.61 3 $22.83
Post-it Flags Assorted Color Combo Pack, 320 Flags Total, 200 1-Inch Wide Flags and 120 .5-Inch Wide Flags, 4 On-The-Go Dispensers/Pack • Amazon Business $10.00 2 $20.00
Grafix KSF50-C 8-1/2-Inch by 11-Inch Shrink Film, Clear, 50-Pack • Amazon Business $19.58 1 $19.58
Galvanized Basket Bucket Planters Pot Metal Set of 5 For Plant and Flower • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Double Bond Commercial Grade Packing Tape, 1.88"x 54.6 Yds (48mm x 50m), Clear (12 Rolls, 2.6 Mil Thick) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencil, 0.7 mm, Blue Barrel, Refillable (56043) • Amazon Business $16.18 1 $16.18
BAZIC No.6-3/4 Peel and Seal Security Envelope, White, 4 Pack of 80 Per Pack (573-24P) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fellowes Plastic Comb Binding Spines, 1/4 Inch Diameter, Black, 20 Sheets, 100 Pack (52366) • Amazon Business $2.48 6 $14.88
Business Essentials Hardboard Clipboards (Pack of 6) Optimal A4 Letter Size 9x12.5(in.) Holds up to 100 Pieces of Paper! Improve Your Organization! A Must Use For Any Business or Classroom! • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 1,000 Cards (10 Packs of 100) (31) • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
2 X 3' x 8' Purple Tinsel Foil Fringe Door Window Curtain Party Decoration • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Top Notch Teacher Products Brite Assorted Index Cards Blank, 5" x 8", 100/Pack • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Officemate OIC 1- Hole Punch, 5 Sheet Capacity, Silver (90091) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Oxford Blank Index Cards, 5" x 8", White, 100/Pack (50) • Amazon Business $1.64 1 $1.64

Materials cost

$503.54

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$46.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$599.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.74

Total project goal

$704.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$704.91

6 Donors

-$352.46

Donations toward project cost

-$299.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.87

match offer

-$352.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$299.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.87

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$0.00

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