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Mrs. Oldham-Short from Choctaw OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dreams Come True With the Right.... Stuff

My students need ultra fine low odor dry erase markers to take daily math facts practice tests!

  • $311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Joyce A. Myers once said, "A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." I teach twenty fourth grade students in a school district everyday. They are full of energy and generally look forward to coming to school everyday.

Every single one of my students have a dream for their life, and it's my job to facilitate that dream.

This group of students are

respectful, kind, and hardworking. Three weeks into school and we have already created a loving community!

My Project

Teaching and learning requires many resources. Some supplies are obvious, others not so much. Manila folders, for example, are used in our class for students to keep track and hold their data, tests, and progress monitoring pages. This helps them track their own progress, which aids in taking responsibility of their own learning. Here is a fact, an engaged student in my class loves their anchor charts on the bright colored paper! It's so much better than a boring white anchor chart with black ink. Students really do care about the novelty of colored paper.

There's a tremendous amount of behind the scene supplies that makes a classroom successful.

Dreamers in the classroom have to be led, engaged, and inspired. This task becomes much more attainable with the right stuff!

Mrs. Oldham-Short
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Low Odor Ultra Fine Black Dry Erase Markers, Box of 36 • Amazon Business $40.73 2 $81.46
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
Avery Big Tab Insertable Plastic Dividers with Pockets, 5 Multicolor Tabs, 1 Set (11902) • Amazon Business $3.49 12 $41.88
AmazonBasics File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Manila • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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