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Mrs. Waldo from Gwinn MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Essentials - Everything but the Kitchen Sink

My students need notebooks, erasers, colored pencils, markers, scissors, band-aids, air freshener, clipboards to create a classroom display of writing, bulletin board paper, and storage bins, pencils, pens, three hole punch, and caddies.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in rural Upper Michigan. We are a high poverty school district with one hundred percent of the students eligible for free breakfast and lunch. While our district recently passed a millage rate to update the technology in our buildings; we are currently on a zero spending freeze to help us balance our budget.

As an English teacher I strive to tap into my students' creativity.

I teach 9th and 11th grade English. So I guide students that are starting out in high school and those who are gearing up to take the SAT. My students work hard and deserve a well stocked classroom, but with budget cuts, our district is not able to purchase school supplies or the extras that a teacher uses multiple times a day).

One of the challenges that I face is being able to keep my small classroom tidy and organized. I find that my students are more likely to take care of our classroom and supplies when I have both classroom management and organization under control. Therefore, the storage items would go a long way in making sure our classroom is neat and visually striking.

My Project

For years, until I discovered DonorsChoose, I had to make due with what supplies I had in my classroom. During the course of the school day there are many items that a teacher can use to help students be successful. The classroom environment is extremely important and I want my students to take pride in their school. Therefore, every item that makes its way into my classroom is appreciated and put to good use.

We need notebooks, erasers, colored pencils, markers, scissors, band-aids, air freshener, clipboards to create a classroom display of writing, bulletin board paper, and storage bins, pencils, pens, three hole punch, and caddies.

I think that the supplies that I am requesting will help my students feel valued.

Not only will many of supplies (colored pencils, markers) help encourage creativity, but my classroom has minimal options to store school supplies, so the storage bins will help keep our classroom environment clutter free. I have found that my students are more apt to clean up after themselves if I model a neat and clean work environment to them.

I have been browsing Pinterest to find creative classsroom décor. The clipboards and magnets will help create a student writing display on the whiteboard. All of these supplies will enhance our learning environment and help us create a classroom community where we can write, create, think critically, and share our ideas with each other.

Mrs. Waldo
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DII Hard Sided Collapsible Fabric Storage Container for Nursery, Offices, Home Organization, (13x13x13) - Chevron Teal • Amazon Business $11.69 4 $46.76
BIC Marking Fashion Permanent Marker, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 36-Count • Amazon Business $13.26 3 $39.78
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Bold Pt, 24 Pack, Black • Amazon Business $33.89 1 $33.89
Mead Spiral Notebooks, 1 Subject, Wide Ruled Paper, 70 Sheets, 10-1/2" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors (05510) • Amazon Business $26.46 1 $26.46
EasyPAG 2 Tier Stackable Desk Tray Organizer Document Letter Sorter, Dark Teal • Amazon Business $25.59 1 $25.59
Crayola Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Great for Adult Coloring, 50 Count • Amazon Business $8.11 3 $24.33
Fadeless PAC57615 Bulletin Board Art Paper, Classic Stripes - Red & White, 48" x 50', 1 Roll • Amazon Business $24.19 1 $24.19
Better Homes and Gardens Tropical Pina Colada Scented Wax Cubes - 4-Pack • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
DII Hard Sided Collapsible Fabric Storage Container for Nursery, Offices, Home Organization, (13x13x13) - Stripe Rust • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
S C Johnson Wax 71777 "Glade" Hawaiian Breeze Automatic Spray Refill - 6.2 Ounces (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Standard Clip (Pack of 6) (Red) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Standard Clip (Pack of 6) (Yellow) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Original, Pump Bottle, 30 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Mead Spiral Notebooks, 1 Subject, College Ruled Paper, 70 Sheets, 10-1/2" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors, 6 Pack (73065) • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, Flat Box, 130 Tissues per Flat Box, 8 Packs • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Johnson & Johnson Band Aid - 100N • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Craft and Party, 54" by 40 Yards (120 ft) Fabric Tulle Bolt for Wedding and Decoration (Aqua) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
EasyPAG Metal Desk Drawer Organizer,Dark Teal • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
BIC Xtra-Strong Mechanical Pencil, Colorful Barrel, Thick Point (0.9mm), 48-Count • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Three Hole Punch - 3 Hole Punches - Three Ring Hole Punch, Red, 10.5 x 1.6 x 2.1 Inches • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Flexible Magnetic Strip - 1/2 inch x 10 Feet Magnetic Tape with Strong Self Adhesive - Perfect Magnetic Roll for Craft and DIY Projects - Sticky Anisotropic Magnets • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Better Homes and Gardens Island Coconut Lime Wax Cubes - 2017 Limited Edition • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors - 3-Pack • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79

Materials cost

$464.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$501.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.51

Total project goal

$590.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.04

4 Donors

-$295.02

Donations toward project cost

-$250.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.25

match offer

-$295.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.25

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$0.00

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