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Mr. Passalacqua from Staten Island NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Basics for the Law Academy

Help me give my students the ability to not have to go out and buy the basics they need like paper, pens, ink, and highlighters.

  • $503 goal

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My Students

I am learning how to more effectively teach themes that engage students in a way that is more interesting than traditional teaching methods. In an attempt to empower 21st-century learners, constant reinforcement of information is so important. These NYC students need to know how the world around them works and they will be able to do that through project-based learning.

Students learn best when they themselves can work in an environment where they don't have to worry about the basic things they need in the classroom.

I want my students to be able to make sense of the world around them. We as educators need to find more ways to relate the content to something they know. Please, don't allow my students to have this limitation in their education. Please help my students to be able to learn in a way that is more comfortable and suitable for their life.

My Project

Kids have to spend their effort focusing on how to accomplish the task at hand, they shouldn't have to worry about where to get the supplies they need to accomplish those tasks. Whether the student has forgotten their pen or can't afford to get one, we as teachers should be able to supply our classes with the things they need. Unfortunately, those things can be expensive, please help.

We are looking for pens, paper, highlighters, markers, ink, and tissues to make the class run more smoothly.

My students do a lot of reading, writing, and sneezing if we can help with any or all of that we should be able to.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LD Compatible Toner Cartridge Replacement for Lexmark 501H 50F1H00 High Yield (Black, 2-Pack) • Amazon Business $133.99 1 $133.99
Arteza Highlighters Set of 64, Yellow Color, Wide Chisel Tips, Bulk Pack of Markers, for Office, School, Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $27.99 3 $83.97
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rio de Janeiro Colors, Large Pack, Recyclable, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $14.75 3 $44.25
Mead Loose Leaf Paper, Filler Paper, College Ruled, 200 Sheets, 11 x 8-1/2 inches, 3 Hole Punched, 3 Pack (73189) • Amazon Business $8.74 4 $34.96
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), Black Color with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
BIC Round Stic Ball Pens, 144 count, Medium, Black Ink • Amazon Business $5.68 4 $22.72
Kleenex Professional Facial Tissue for Business (03076), Flat Tissue Boxes, 12 Boxes / Convenience Case, 125 Tissues / Box • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Certificate Papers – 96-Pack Blank Award Certificates Paper, Diploma Paper - for Student, Math, Teacher Certificates, Green, Laser and Inkjet Printer Friendly Paper, 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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