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Mrs. Ascano from Cudahy CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Desperately Seeking Paper

Help me give my students the basic needs of education such as copy paper and chart tablets.

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first graders are full of energy, and their curiosity drives their learning. They get so excited when we are learning about new topics that are related to them and the world around them. Their love and passion for learning is infinite.

Our school is a Title I school with 552 students, and all of them receive free lunch.

Ninety percent of our students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, with a forty percent English Language Learner population at my school. In my first grade class, all of my students are English Language Learners. I also have some students that are foster children.

Even with all of these struggles, we strive for the best. I believe that all children can learn when one shows them that they are important and that they matter.

My Project

The copy paper will be used for instruction and used to make copies for math, language arts, writing, social studies, science, and special family projects. We are are only given a ream of 500 sheets because of our tight school budget. This copy paper will greatly be appreciated and will make a great impact on my students' instruction.

The chart paper will be used for anchor charts that students will use to support instruction.

During my mini-lessons, I will capture the most important content, information, and strategies on charts and will allow my students to use them as a reference.

Mrs. Ascano
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 68 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it, Easel Pad, 25" x 30", Faint Blue Ruled, Yellow, 2/PK, (561) • Staples Advantage $65.89 1 $65.89
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25" x 30", White (559) • Staples Advantage $46.06 1 $46.06
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $35.78 1 $35.78
Pacon 24" x 32" 1" Ruled Colored Paper Chart Tablet, Assorted • Staples Advantage $25.89 1 $25.89
Colored Chart Tablets, Ruled, Spiralbound, 24"x16", Assorted Colors, 2 EA/BD • Staples Advantage $15.09 1 $15.09
Pacon Ruled Chart Tablets, 1-1/2" Ruling, 32"H x 24"W • Staples Advantage $7.39 2 $14.78

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