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Mrs. Chastain from Pickens SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Refuge

My students need basic school supplies! 66% of our students live in poverty!

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My wonderful class consists of 25 precious students. Fourteen playful boys and twelve bright girls make up my 2018-2019 sixth grade class. The learners in my class love to do projects and hands on activities. Scientific Inquiry and project based learning are the strategies that I have been using to teach the content my students need to know and understand in order to be successful in the areas of science. My students are involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities such as baseball, soccer, dance, chorus, robotics, football, and volleyball. My students are voracious readers who are naturally curious and love to read informational texts like Scholastic Scope Magazines, Ranger Rick and National Geographic.

My students are social butterflies and learn best when working in cooperative groups.

My students respect each other and work together to find solutions. Several of my students are athletic and have a competitive drive. We do a lot of activities where my students have to plan, engineer, illustrate, evaluate, and then present their ideas. The first few weeks of school we established expectations and talk about the importance of friendly competition and having gracious professionalism.

My Project

I work with students who are affected by generational poverty on a daily basis. I see many things. I see students whose shoes are held together by electrical tape. I see students who have perfect attendance because the only meals they receive are through the public school's cafeteria. This is my first year here and I am trying to make a difference in these students' lives.

My classroom is a place of refuge from outside stressors!

I will love, inspire and teach my students that they are brilliant. I want my students to think, feel, and choose to do the right thing in every circumstance in life! These materials will help my students have the materials they need as we delve into Project Based Learning Projects and STEAM activities in my sixth grade science classroom! My kiddos need folders, sharpies, paper, pens, paper towels, and index cards so they can stay oraganized and record their data and findings. These materials will enable my students to analyze and record data so they can carry out investigations. Also as they research in collaborative groups they can record their findings and illustrate their design ideas. These pens, paper, binders, paper towels are things that all scientist need.

Mrs. Chastain
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners, Red, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $9.49 4 $37.96
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.22 5 $36.10
Expo Click Retractable Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Black, 1 Dozen • Staples Advantage $30.99 1 $30.99
Staples Perforated Notepad, Wide Ruled, White, 8 1/2" x 11 3/4", 50 Sheets/Pad, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.16 5 $30.80
17" Backpack Red • Staples Advantage $19.95 1 $19.95
17" Backpack Navy • Staples Advantage $19.95 1 $19.95
Staples Copy Paper, LETTER-size, 92/104 US/Euro Brightness, 20 lb., 8 1/2" x 11", 500 Sheets/Ream • Staples Advantage $3.50 5 $17.50
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609-BLK) • Staples Advantage $6.49 2 $12.98
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16/pk (81045) • Staples Advantage $12.83 1 $12.83
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS 10-Digit Scientific Calculator, Pink • Staples Advantage $12.22 1 $12.22
Wilson Jones 1" Basic View Binder, White (WLJ36214W) • Staples Advantage $4.89 2 $9.78
Staples Bath Tissue Rolls, 2-Ply, 12 Rolls/Pack (28580) • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99
Staples 3" x 5" Line Ruled Index Cards, 500/Pack (51009) • Staples Advantage $5.49 1 $5.49

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