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Ms. McGettigan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Colors Help Us Focus

My students need colorful card stock to focus their learning. This also allows me to include the parents in supportive activities. We also need glue sticks, whiteboard erasers and pencils.

  • $393 goal

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My Students

This is a bright and active group of five- and six-year-old children. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day.

We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.

Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but we learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers, writers, and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. There is so much to learn.

My Project

We are requesting lots of colorful card stock. This magical paper transforms into rhyming memory games, sight word flash cards, word building activities and math fact flash cards. The colors focus us and help us stay organized.

Card stock lets us take home supportive games.

It lets our parents “play” too which helps us grow faster.

We are also asking for primary pencils. These are fatter and help our hands learn to grasp writing instruments correctly. The glue sticks are a must for so much learning we need to do. We have included dry erase erasers to prevent the use of paper towels, since we use dry erase boards daily.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 30 students.

72 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Washable Glue Sticks, Clear, .28 oz., 18/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.99 12 $47.88
The Pencil Grip Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser, Durable, Lightweight, Soft, Magnetic, Yellow • Staples Advantage $11.89 3 $35.67
ASTROBRIGHTS Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 11", 65 lb., Terra Green, 250 sheets • Staples Advantage $16.29 2 $32.58
Dixon Ticonderoga Beginners Primary Woodcase Pencils with Eraser, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 12/Bx • Staples Advantage $5.19 6 $31.14
Pacon Array Recycled Card Stock, Assorted Pastel Colors, 8 1/2" x 11", 100 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $9.50 2 $19.00
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, Planetary Purple, 250 Sheets/Pack (22871) • Staples Advantage $8.63 2 $17.26
Astrobrights Color Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, Lunar Blue, 250 Sheets/Pack (22721) • Staples Advantage $16.29 1 $16.29
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, Pulsar Pink, 250 Sheets/Pack (21041 / 22821) • Staples Advantage $16.29 1 $16.29
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Light Green, 250/Pack (21103) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Blue, 250/Pack (21101) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Orange, 250/Pack (21108) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Yellow, 250/Pack (21107) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Staples Cover Stock Paper, 8.5" x 11", 67 lb., Blue, Sheets/ Ream (82992) • Staples Advantage $5.66 2 $11.32
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., Blue, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $8.06 1 $8.06
Staples Cover Stock Paper, 8.5" x 11", 67 lb., Green, Sheets/ Ream (82995) • Staples Advantage $5.66 1 $5.66

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