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Ms. Anastasi from East Chicago IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Essentials

My students need the tools needed to be successful in their learning path. I’d like my students to have these materials to help them with their schooling.

  • $435 goal

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My Students

Some ask is teaching in a lower income area difficult, and to answer that question yes teaching alone is difficult but yet it’s one of the most rewarding jobs.

What I love most about my students is they are truly appreciative of anything provided for them.

Many come from single parent household where purchasing school supplies is impossible. How can we expect children to learn successfully without providing them with the tools they need to stay on top of their learning objectives.

Teachers play an important role of our worlds future. If teachers don’t keep learning interesting and engaging students will not be interested and later may drop out.

Studies show the top reason students don’t make it to high school graduation is because they are not interested.

Now this could caused from many reason, but I feel as a teacher my job is to make learning not only fun but keep my students interested so they want to keep learning!

My Project

My students need these materials to help them through this school year. Third graders are faced with the most academic standards that need to be taught to them than any other grade. Third grade is not only a difficult age (it’s that gap between primary and intermediate schooling) but now that have the most to learn.

How can we expect the students to be successful if we are not providing them with the tools to assist them in the education.

I am providing my students with classroom binders. I’d like my students to have binder dividers and sheet protectors to help keep them organized. I’d also like my students to have classroom essentials (markers, highlighters, and dry erase markers) to help them take notes or use for projects.

Providing my students with these materials will not only help with their class work, but it will also invite creativity as well.

Ms. Anastasi
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
POCKET MESH FOR BINDER S12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $20.80 3 $62.40
DIVIDERS POLY TABBED PAGES SCHOOL SMART SET OF 8 • School Specialty $4.25 10 $42.50
SHEET PROTECTOR HD TOP LOAD CLEAR PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.50 2 $15.00
HIGHLIGHTER ORANGE PEN SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $4.75 2 $9.50
HIGHLIGHTER PINK PEN SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $4.75 2 $9.50
HIGHLIGHTER BLUE PEN SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $4.75 2 $9.50

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