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Teacher Miller
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Critical Thinking Essentials: A Back To School Fundraiser

My students need paper and writing supplies for the new school year.

My Students

Paper and pencils in a reading classroom. Those things seem essential for learning, right? In my school district, teachers are going to be strapped for basic supplies this year. Help make sure that my students get the basic writing materials they need to blossom as readers and critical thinkers!

My students are kind, curious, and hungry for knowledge.

Most of them are ninth grade students and are struggling readers. Our school is a Title I high school in a major public school district. Our district is struggling this year; many schools had to choose between teachers or basic supplies. The students in my classroom deserve the best materials possible to encourage critical thinking and reading growth.

My Project

Post-it Notes, craft paper, and flip chart paper are tools of the trade when it comes to instructing a diverse population of learners in a reading intervention classroom. Students annotate texts using the Post-It notes and map out thinking on craft paper. Teachers and students alike create posters and charts on the flip chart paper to serve as reminders of useful reading strategies, vocabulary, and key concepts from units. The golf pencils come in handy when a student has forgotten his or her pencil. (They are low-cost solutions that allow students to write their thoughts for the class period.) We, of course, need pencil sharpeners in our classroom as well. Currently we do not have a single one! These supplies will allow my students a variety of tools to access material in challenging texts. They will be able to share their thinking visually using the large paper, and-- most importantly-- they will have the basic writing materials they need to make that possible.

There are many projects you can consider funding.

All are worthy; however, my students and I appreciate your consideration in funding our request. This small project-- under $400 in classroom materials-- will go a long way in helping the students in my class grow as readers and critical thinkers. Things a simple as having paper and pencils could make the difference in a student's educational experience. So, please: consider funding this project and help us start the year on a positive note!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad Flip Chart White • $54.99 2 $109.98
Bemiss-Jason Rainbow Kraft Paper White • $61.19 1 $61.19
36" All-In-One Paper Roll Cutter • $52.19 1 $52.19
Post-it Big Pads 11" x 11" Sheets, Yellow • $5.39 6 $32.34
Bostitch Manual Pencil Sharpener • $15.29 2 $30.58
Post-it Notes Original Pad, 4x6", Ultra Colors, Lined, 3 Pack • $9.44 3 $28.32
Post-it Super Sticky Notes 3x3", Assorted Colors, 15-Pack • $12.59 2 $25.18
Dixon Golf Pencils • $7.91 3 $23.73

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This project will reach 90 students.

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