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Ms. McCray from Decatur GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Desk Supplies

Help me give my students pencil pouches, erasers, and scissors for our daily class activities.

  • $241 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We are a Title 1 school with 100% free breakfast and lunch. We are a newly combined school with 1,100 students. The majority of my students come from neighborhoods that are struck with high poverty. Some of my students are English language learners and some are special education. My students really learn to love school and learning! But many come with challenges. They are below grade level as early as kindergarten. We have a tough job when we have to teach students their names when they don't even know there alphabets but we over come those obstacles with a lot of love, cisalpine and hard work.

My Project

Many of my students come to school with limited to no school supplies, while only a few of my students come to school with all of their supplies. So, you can imagine the challenge of trying to keep everyone's supplies organized and in the "right hands." Often, "yours" versus "mine" becomes a topic of discussion (when it comes the usage or lack of school supplies). I want to provide my students with an organizational system, where they have their very own private pencil pouch spaces.

By supplying each student with a pencil pouch filled with a pair of scissors and erasers each student would have their very own activity supply set!

This will provide more privacy with students who have plenty of supplies vs. students lacking supplies, while preventing the recurring "desk wars".. I want to provide an organizational system that will be optimal to all of my students!

My classroom is not yet at the organizational level to meet all of my students' needs as learners. This grant project will help to close that gap.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiskars Pointed Tip Kids Scissors, 5 Inches, Assorted Colors, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $20.99 3 $62.97
Fiskars 194640-1002 Softgrip Big Kids Scissors, 6 Inch, Color Received May Vary • Amazon Business $4.24 9 $38.16
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack (804-24) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
3 Ring Pencil Pouch, 12 Pack, with Mesh Window, 2 Compartments, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Mr. Pen- Erasers, Pack of 24, Premium Eraser, Pencil Erasers, White Eraser, School Supplies, Eraser Pencil for Artists and Students, Erasers for Kids, Art Eraser, Erasers Bulk, Eraser for School • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90

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