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Ms. Sword from Columbus OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Your Way To Understanding

Help me give my students items to create colorful visual aides such as pencils, colored pencils and sharpeners.

  • $499 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. Many of my students are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical." My students have multiple disabilities that making learning extra hard on them.

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me.

I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence. All of my students have been identified with having multiple handicaps.

My Project

My students pens and pencils to help them get their work done. They have been working so hard, but we are running out of basic supplies. I work in a low income district and many of my students come to school with out basic necessities at home so they definitely don't have basic school necessities.

Pencils and Paper are necessary for completing work and avoiding wasted class time trying to locate materials.

The materials will be given to students to ensure they have what they need to complete classwork and homework in all subjects . My students will not have to worry about borrowing or waiting to use from others. I can ensure the day begins with each student ready to learn and to demonstrate their thinking and written work with having the supplies they need.

The colored paper and coloring items will allow the students to create visual aides. My students struggle to learn new concepts so they often need to draw images to help them learn.

Ms. Sword
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ticonderoga Pencils, HB #2 Premium Wood Latex-Free Eraser, 2 Packs of 96 Pencils Plus 24 Free Pencils (216 Pencils Total) • Amazon Business $33.75 2 $67.50
Crayola 50ct Washable Super Tips Markers 50 Color Variety • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $16.80 2 $33.60
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 36 Pack • Amazon Business $32.83 1 $32.83
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $31.83 1 $31.83
Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count, Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $6.97 4 $27.88
Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.48 2 $24.96
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $11.88 2 $23.76
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $22.03 1 $22.03
BIC Marking Permanent Marker, Metallic, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
Electrical Pencil Sharpener, Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener for Colored Pencils, Electronic Pencil Sharpener Heavy Duty for Artists, Best Electric Classroom Personal Pencil Sharpener Corded • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes, Cool Hues, Cabinet Pack, Recyclable, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SST-CP) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rio de Janeiro Colors, Sticks and Resticks, Great for Reminders, Cabinet Pack, Recyclable, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74

Materials cost

$388.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$423.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.80

Total project goal

$498.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$498.64

1 Donor

-$250.00

Donations toward project cost

-$212.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

match offer

-$248.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$211.34

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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