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Dr. Carter from Washington DC is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Buzzing Back to the Basics!

Help me give my students the BASIC tools to prepare for the new school year!

  • $1,375 goal

This project expired on October 17, 2023.

This project expired on October 17, 2023.

Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Project

While we prepare to end a great school year at Kramer Middle School, we are already thinking of ways to be even MORE prepared for the 2023-2024 school year. Buzzing Back to the Basics is a project that will allow me to do just that over the summer to prepare for a new cohort of 7th graders. Last year was my first year as an educator in the DCPS system and I was not sure on how to welcome my students or purchase items for their academic success in the classroom. What I discovered, unfortunately, was that many of my students did not have the "basic weapons (e.g. pencils, pens papers and even food" to engage in the educational war for success! This year I would like to have academic learning bags that include binders, pencils, pens and snacks to aid in their daily navigation of learning. I am confident that this project will create a strong sense of belonging for students and reassure them that the Kramer family is serious about education and affording students the opportunity to reach optimal success in the classroom.

Dr. Carter
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery Durable 1" 3-Ring View Binders, Slant Ring, Dark Blue (17007/17014) • $7.89 85 $670.65
Break Box On The Go Snack Box 27/Box (700-S0009) • Staples $38.22 4 $152.88
Welch's Gluten Free Mixed Fruit Snacks 66 Packs/Box (PIM69866) • Staples $23.39 5 $116.95
Staedtler Pre-Sharpened Wooden Pencil, 0.7mm, #2 Medium Lead, 144/Box (13247C144A02NA) • $21.59 5 $107.95
Cheez-It Classic Cheese Snack Mix 0.75 oz. 12 Bags/Pack (KEE11719) • Staples $10.50 1 $10.50

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