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Mr. Holmes from San Francisco CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Basics for Student Success in the Math Classroom!

Help me give my students basic classroom supplies, glue, index cards and table dividers, and healthy snacks so they can focus and be successful in the classroom!

  • $326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Geometry & AP Calculus in a public high school in the Mission District of San Francisco. Our student population is mostly Latino, and almost 20% of students are English Learners. Our entire school qualifies for free lunch. Over 20% of our students qualify for Special Education services.

Every day my students impress me with their ability to think critically about difficult questions and challenge each other to learn more.

We work in groups most of the time and students ask engaging questions and make sure to explain their thinking clearly and patiently. I love my job. Every day I'm surrounded by high-energy people, with great senses of humor, who love to laugh.

My Project

If you are hungry, it is hard to focus on anything else. Every day I get asked if I have food because my students show up to class hungry. Some healthy granola bars would help my students by giving them a small snack, which can sometimes be the difference between passing or failing for the day.

My hope is that students can be successful in my math classroom, no matter what materials they are able to bring with them.

The resources I am asking for will provide all of my students with the materials they need to succeed. Many of my students have difficulty focusing during tests or quizzes. For this reason I am asking for table dividers which will allow them to not get distracted by what is going on around them.

Mr. Holmes
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon 48" x 16" Privacy Board, White (PAC3782) • Staples Advantage $8.69 8 $69.52
Quaker Chewy Granola Bar Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Variety Pack 60 Count (220-00434) • Staples Advantage $25.49 2 $50.98
Westcott Bent All Purpose Value Scissors, 8", 3/Pk • Staples Advantage $12.56 2 $25.12
Staples 3" x 5" Blank White Index Cards, 500/Pack (51010) • Staples Advantage $6.59 2 $13.18
Master Lock Long Shackle Padlock, 1 1/2"W Body • Staples Advantage $12.29 1 $12.29
Binney & Smith Crayola Washable Skinnies Markers, Conical Tip, Assorted Colors, 64/Bx • Staples Advantage $12.19 1 $12.19
Dixon 3 1/2" Pre-sharpened Golf Pencils, #2 Soft, 144/Box • Staples Advantage $5.78 2 $11.56
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Eraser, Medium, 24/pk (70520) (70520) • Staples Advantage $9.99 1 $9.99
Elmer's Glue Sticks, All-Purpose, 30/Pack • Staples Advantage $9.82 1 $9.82
Staples Standard Staples; 1/4", 5 Boxes of 5,000 Staples, Total 25,000 Staples • Staples Advantage $8.09 1 $8.09

Materials cost

$222.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$276.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.79

Total project goal

$325.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$325.25

3 Donors

-$314.66

Donations toward project cost

-$276.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

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$0.00

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