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Mrs. LaRosa from Danbury CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Basics

Help me give my students basic classroom supplies like pencil sharpeners, scissors, and pens.

  • $316 goal

This project expired on February 22, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds. Our school often has the greatest ethnic diversity of all the schools in the state. The majority of them receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our school encourages project-based learning, especially those activities that promote the development of 21st-century skills.

Like most kids, my students thrive in a learning environment in which they are actively engaged and challenged.

Our school encourages technology-based learning which typically prepares students for high demand professions but also has a side effect of increased screen and seat time. I like incorporating technology activities but also want to keep my classes physically active and provide supportive learning environments.

My Project

My students need basic classroom supplies to help them complete classroom activities. In our science class, we learn using interactive notebooks and show our learning by drawing diagrams and models.

My students will be more successful in learning if they have their own set of supplies.

Currently, some students have to wait for a pair of scissors to free up so that they can continue their learning activities.

These basic supply requests of pencil sharpeners, scissors, and pens can have a real impact on student success. Please help my student have the materials they need so that they can use their class time mastering science content.

Mrs. LaRosa
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Westcott Titanium Bonded 8" Titanium Multi-Purpose/Heavy Duty Scissors, Sharp Tip, Gray/Yellow, 3/Box • Staples Advantage $19.79 5 $98.95
CARL Angel-5 Pencil Sharpener, Blue • Amazon Business $18.66 2 $37.32
SharpTank Portable Pencil Sharpener (Honey Bee) | Compact & Quiet Classroom Sharpener That Gets Straight to The Point! • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Prismacolor 1774266 Scholar Colored Pencil Sharpener, 3 Piece • Amazon Business $5.92 4 $23.68
Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 12/Pack (8430152) • Staples Advantage $18.89 1 $18.89
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter Size, 100 Pouches (TP3854-100WM) • Staples Advantage $15.99 1 $15.99
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Black, 12 Count (Packaging may vary) • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93

Materials cost

$234.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.34

Total project goal

$315.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.61

2 Donors

-$269.77

Donations toward project cost

-$268.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$45.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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