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Mrs. J. from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Craze

My students need composition books, dry-erase markers, and velcro fasteners which are vital to starting the new school year off right as a team!

  • $362 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At my school, the teachers, staff, parents, and community strive to give our students the best we can. Many of our students and families struggle with things like structure, routine, food, and finances. Language is another factor that makes our students so special, but also can create another hurdle for them to jump. We are a melting pot of languages, cultures, personalities, dreams, and goals. We will learn so much together and even more from each other.

When working with students who have struggled outside of school, it is important to create a community that is safe and supportive.

Students need so much more than math instruction and reading groups, they need love, understanding, and strategies for success. They also need healthy coping strategies and ways to calm their crazy world.

We are very proud to be a team. We work together each and every day to tackle math problems, understand texts, ask questions and help each other to do our best. Our team is dedicated to become the best readers, writers, thinkers, and workers that we can be!

My Project

These materials are vital to my classroom environment and organization. The largest portion of this project is notebooks! Each student will receive 3 notebooks... a writing notebook, a math notebook, and a reading notebook.

Our notebooks are some of our most important tools we will use in our classroom!

We will record our thinking, reading, and stories together. Notebooks show our growth from September to June; we can look back at any time and use our notebooks as tools and see how far we have come.

The other materials will also help to create our classroom environment. Expo markers, binders, and organizational tools will aid me (the teacher) in keeping learning happening and records up to date.

Mrs. J.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Composition Book, 7 1/2" x 9 3/4", 5" x 5" Graph-Ruled, 100 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.12 100 $112.00
Velcro Fasteners, 3/4" x 15' Roll, Black (90081) • Staples Advantage $27.99 1 $27.99
Avery Big Tab Insertable Plastic Dividers with Pockets, Multicolor Tabs (11903) • Staples Advantage $5.49 4 $21.96
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 2 $19.78
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Orange, 250/Pack (21108) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Post-it Flags Value Pack, .47" Wide, Assorted Colors, 328 Flags/Pack (683-VAD1) • Staples Advantage $13.29 1 $13.29
Avery Laser Address Labels with Easy Peel, 1" x 2-5/8", White, 750/Pack (05260) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21003 / 22003) • Staples Advantage $12.81 1 $12.81
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21004/ 22004) • Staples Advantage $12.74 1 $12.74
Ideal School Supply Classroom Number Line Supplies • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Post-it Notes, 1.5" x 2" Canary Yellow, 100 Sheets/Pad, Yellow, 12 Pads/Pack (653) • Staples Advantage $7.99 1 $7.99
Staples Standard View Binder with D-Rings, Chartreuse, 500 Sheet Capacity, 2" Ring • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99

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