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Ms. Alcala from San Francisco CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Materials to Finish off the School Year!

My students need an electric pencil sharpener, an electric stapler, ink cartridges, Sharpie markers, and sheet protectors in order to restock our classroom materials.

  • $322 goal

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My Students

I'm a first grade teacher in San Francisco. Students in my class are either English language learners or native English speakers. Most of my students are between the ages of 6 and 7.

Our low income school lacks a lot of useful resources.

First graders are very interested and eager to learn. They come to school every day with a lot of energy. We will be working on strategies that will help us become better readers, writers, and mathematicians.

My Project

My classroom will benefit from using an electric pencil sharpener and an electric stapler in order to build more independence with my students when using classroom materials. The ink cartridges will be helpful with creating classroom materials for lessons as well. I depend a lot on using color ink when printing in order to help students understand the information better. In addition, the Sharpie pens are useful when creating anchor charts and are used very often. Lastly, the file folders and plastic sheet protectors are necessary for becoming a more organized and efficient classroom. With all of the paperwork that is received, it is vital that I have the materials needed to make this happen.

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Ms. Alcala
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bostitch Impulse 25 Electric Stapler, Fastening Capacity 20 Sheets/20 lb., Putty • Staples Advantage $78.99 1 $78.99
X-Acto 1675 Electric Pencil Sharpener • Staples Advantage $47.29 1 $47.29
Epson T288 Black and Color CMY DuraBrite Ultra Ink Cartridges, (T288120-BCS) (4 cart per pack) • Staples Advantage $45.09 1 $45.09
Staples Nonstick Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, Medium-Weight, Clear, 2.4 mil, 8 1/2" x 11", 200/Bx • Staples Advantage $21.99 1 $21.99
Staples 3-Tab File Folders, Letter, Assorted Position, Manila, 250/Box • Staples Advantage $19.49 1 $19.49
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.22 1 $7.22

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