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Ms. F. from Springfield MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Supplies for My Students from Puerto Rico

My students need classroom supplies such as markers, index cards, and notebooks.

  • $799 goal

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My Students

My students live in a small city, which has high poverty and crime rates. Most of my students are from Puerto Rico; some arrived a couple of years ago but many have come within the last year after they were displaced by the hurricane. They are in ninth grade and are engaging in a rigorous college- and career-preparatory program in the hopes that they can become the future leaders of this community.

Research has shown that second language acquisition is much easier when students are literate in their first languages; thus, my emphasis on building both native language literacy and English literacy.

I want my students to be able to learn from the written word and to be educated consumers of information.

My Project

My students are mostly from Puerto Rico and have moved to Massachusetts within the last year. They are trying to build new lives for themselves. As I work in a district with limited resources, I have the basics in my classroom but nothing more to offer students.

Due to the circumstances under which my students came to the United States, many of them are unable to purchase items that they need to learn.

Therefore, I will be supplying students with highlighters, markers, notebooks, index cards, etc. to help them build successful academic habits. These supplies will help students engage with texts and develop their writing skills.

Ms. F.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Poster Board, White, 22"H x 28"W, 10/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.11 20 $62.20
Crayola Classpack Thin-Line Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 200/Box • Staples Advantage $60.29 1 $60.29
Staples Accel Strong Wirebound 1-Subject Notebooks, 8 1/2" x 11", College Ruled, 100 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.72 35 $60.20
Staples 33989 Heavy-Duty Adjustable 3-Hole Punch, 30 Sheets/20 Lb., Black • Staples Advantage $57.99 1 $57.99
Crayola Classpack Non-Washable Markers, Broad Tip, Assorted Colors, 256/Box • Staples Advantage $56.71 1 $56.71
Staples 3" x 5" Line Ruled Index Cards, 500/Pack (51009) • Staples Advantage $5.49 10 $54.90
Staples Power Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Medium-Duty, Gray • Staples Advantage $29.99 1 $29.99
Staples All-in-One Black Wire Mesh Desk Organizer • Staples Advantage $26.49 1 $26.49
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Neon Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $10.69 2 $21.38
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 2 $19.78
Pilot Precise V5 Premium Rolling Ball Stick Pens, Extra Fine Point (0.5mm), Green, Dozen (25104) • Staples Advantage $19.49 1 $19.49
Pilot Precise V5 Premium Rolling Ball Stick Pens, Extra Fine Point (0.5mm), Purple, Dozen (25106) • Staples Advantage $19.49 1 $19.49
Staples Tray, Side-Load, Letter, Black, 2 3/4"H x 12 1/2"W x 9 1/4"D, 6/Pk • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Pink, 12/pk (25009) • Staples Advantage $5.18 3 $15.54
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Green, 12/pk (25026) • Staples Advantage $5.17 3 $15.51
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, 12/Pack (25025) • Staples Advantage $5.15 3 $15.45
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Orange, 12/pk (25006) • Staples Advantage $5.13 3 $15.39
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Blue, 12/pk (25010) • Staples Advantage $5.11 3 $15.33
Expo Vis-a-vis Wet-Erase Overhead Markers, Fine Point, Assorted, 4/pk (16074) • Staples Advantage $6.99 2 $13.98
Gartner Studios White on Kraft Thank You Card, 3.5" x 5", 50 Count • Staples Advantage $9.99 1 $9.99
Expo Low Odor Fine Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (86601) • Staples Advantage $5.93 1 $5.93
Dixon 3 1/2" Pre-sharpened Golf Pencils, #2 Soft, 144/Box • Staples Advantage $5.78 1 $5.78
Accu-Stamp One-Color Pre-Inked Round Stamp, Check Mark Symbol , 5/8" diameter, Red Ink (035658) • Staples Advantage $5.29 1 $5.29
Scotch Expressions Decorative Masking Tape, Lemon Lime, 1" x 20 yds • Staples Advantage $3.69 1 $3.69
Scotch Expressions Decorative Masking Tape, Primary Green, 1" x 20 yds • Staples Advantage $3.69 1 $3.69
Scotch Expressions Masking Tape, Mint Green, 1" x 20 yds • Staples Advantage $3.69 1 $3.69
Offistamp Refill for Accustamp and Offistamp, Red, 0.3 oz. • Staples Advantage $2.69 1 $2.69

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