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Ms. Dewees from Savannah GA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Bare Necessities

Help me give my students the bare necessities for a functional and safe classroom.

  • $543 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A lot of my students come from mid to lower income family homes as well as poverty stricken homes.

They cherish the simple things and come to school eager to learn and expand their minds with vast knowledge of every day learning.

My Project

For some reason, throughout the entire school year, many of my students never seemed to have a pencil or pencil sharpener. Not only will the pencil sharpener come in handy, but the dry erase markers to go along with the white boards are a great alternative to doing math. We play Math Jeopardy a lot and this will be a great way for every student to participate while also allowing me to see their answers clearly.

My students utilize I-Ready weekly and for many, they like to have the questions read to them.

The classroom set of headphones will allow every student to focus independently whether it’s listening to the lesson being read to them or even playing soft music to help them stay focused.

In my school, we usually only see have one printer working at a time and most times there’s always a paper jam. As a result, this forced me to buy my own printer for my classroom. Ink can be very expensive, especially if you make a lot of copies for students. The ink cartridges will help tremendously in allowing me to print out anything quickly for my students.

The classroom timer is something I’ve wanted for a while. I was told by my academic coach that it’s important to time students in order for them to stay on tasks so we can get through the opening, work session and closing for a complete lesson. The giant classroom timer will be able to stick to the white board so every student can see and help me stay on track as well.

Last but not least, the tissues and disinfecting wipes are essential. These items will greatly help stop the spread of germs and create a healthier classroom environment.

Ms. Dewees
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 62 Tri-color & Black Ink, 2 Cartridges (N9H64FN) • Staples Advantage $39.99 2 $79.98
Electric School Pencil Sharpener Pro Blue-gray • Teachers' School Supply $71.63 1 $71.63
Bulk Headphones Classroom Kids Earbuds - Keewonda 25 Pack Students School Headphones Multi Color KW-X25 Foldable Headsets for School Computer Lab Library Hospital Museums Testing Centers Hotels • Amazon Business $68.95 1 $68.95
Economy Lap Board - Set of 24 • Teachers' School Supply $44.75 1 $44.75
PP181 Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
*FIRST RESPONDERS & HEALTHCARE ONLY* Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 80/Canister, 4/Pack (1920090641) • Staples Advantage $16.29 2 $32.58
Kleenex Boutique Standard Facial Tissues, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $13.19 2 $26.38
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 12/Pack (80699) • Staples Advantage $10.84 2 $21.68

Materials cost

$385.94

Vendor shipping charges

$12.80

State sales tax

$26.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.38

Total project goal

$542.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$542.54

13 Donors

-$504.81

Donations toward project cost

-$435.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.15

Matching donations from our partners

-$30.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$25.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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