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Mrs. Memea from Waianae HI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Basics Needed in Order to Ensure Student Success!

My students need basic school supplies for their learning projects and I need basic equipment such as the whiteboard and paper cutter to make it all possible for them to learn and grow.

  • $458 goal

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My Students

Students at our elementary school face many challenges that hinder their learning progress. Our school has the highest homeless and poverty rates in the state of Hawaii. 100% receive free breakfast and lunch. Over 95% of our students are Pacific Islanders with many having English as a second language.

This year I have returned to the classroom after spending 5 years as an academic coach and in school leadership.

I am so excited to be teaching math and social studies to around 90 6th graders (rotating classes in 3 periods). I love being a teacher and helping students to become the best that they can become.

Upon receiving my new assignment, I found my classroom to be in much need of change and repair. I spent days painting and cleaning, using my own funds for the materials. Now I am trying to organize the room and materials so that I can provide my students the best learning environment and opportunities for learning.

My Project

When I moved into my new classroom, I was so disappointed. First of all, it needed a face lift so I scrubbed, trashed old stuff and painted.

I found that basic learning materials and supplies were very old or non-existent.

In order to have a small learning group area, I need a whiteboard for instruction. The room does have one whiteboard up in front from whole class instruction, but it is way too high for me to completely reach, therefore, I would like a sturdy stepping stool.

I tried cutting some paper using the existing paper cutter, but it is so corroded and the blade dull, so it didn't work. My students do not bring a lot of supplies to school, therefore I would like to ask for basics to keep on hand such as the scissors, tape and skin tone colors so we can all do our learning projects together.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Board [30pc Classroom Pack] with ClearWipe Coating! Lapboards and 35 Bonus Whiteboard Markers Plus Erasers – 9” x 12” Double Sided Small White Boards for Students, Premium Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $64.95 1 $64.95
Westcott 18" TrimAir Guillotine Trimmer, Wood Base • Amazon Business $55.04 1 $55.04
OfficePro Ultra-Slim, Lightweight Magnetic Dry Erase Board & Accessories (Includes Whiteboard Pen & Pen Tray, 3 x Magnets & Eraser) - 24 x 36 Inch • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
eXpace 20 Inch Extra Wide Plastic Folding Step Stool for Adults, Supports up to 500 lbs, Non Slippery Safe Multipurpose Platform with Folding Inner Leg for Extra Support, Black and White Stripes • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Crayola Ultraclean BL Multicultural Markers (10 Count) • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Sharpie 1884739 Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.27 1 $22.27
Sharpie 37001 Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.31 3 $21.93
Crayola Multicultural Crayons 4 pack Cellophane Wrapped (20 packs - 80 crayons total) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Command Wire Hooks Value Pack, Medium, White, 7-Hooks (17068-7ES) • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94
Scotch Transparent Tape, Clear Finish, Great Value, Trusted Favorite, Engineered for Office and Home Use, Standard Width, 3/4 x 1296 Inches, 6 Rolls, Boxed (600-6PK) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Dry Erase Surface Cleaner, 8oz Spray Bottle [Set of 2] • Amazon Business $10.14 1 $10.14
ECR4Kids Cutting Edge TwinGrip Kid's Scissor Classpack for School Classrooms, Pointed Tip (12-Pack Set) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics 3.5mm Male to Male Stereo Audio Aux Cable - 4 Feet (1.2 Meters) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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