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Mrs. Russell from Dallas TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Equality with Pencils & WhiteBoards

Help me give my students resources to have clean boards, sharpened pencils, and markers that are not dried up.

  • $163 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I (low income) school and our students often lack the resources for enriched learning opportunities. I would like to increase their hands-on, real world experience in my classroom.

These math manipulatives would increase their conceptual understanding for more retentive and self-efficacy characteristic traits.

We will use these manipulatives in multiple lessons which will also allow the students to connect dendrites as they grow connections across multiple curriculum. This will increase their productive citizenship qualities throughout their life.

My Project

My students are in an extremely high poverty area. They do not have money to buy luxury items, like electric pencil sharpeners, dry erase supplies, etc. However, their learning would be enhanced by these time saving materials. Often, we have to use hand held pencil sharpeners (the $1 kind) or exacto blades to get lead to come out of our pencils for class use. Also, our White Boards are so dirty, seeing new material is very difficult. Sometimes, our students ask me to just write on a paper with them around me because they cannot understand what is on the Board.

These simple items will go a long way in my classroom toward increased student comprehension.

Mrs. Russell
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $30.37 1 $30.37
Expo Dry Erase Whiteboard Cleaning Spray, 1 gal • Amazon Business $23.32 1 $23.32
EXPO 1927526 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Vibrant Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
June Gold 39 Assorted Colored Dry Erase Whiteboard Markers, 13 Unique Colors, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, Comfortable Grip & Vivid Lines • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 22-ounce • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
3M Post-It Dry Erase Cleaning Cloth, Grey, White (MMMDEFCLOTH) • Amazon Business $3.62 2 $7.24

Materials cost

$106.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$137.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.33

Total project goal

$162.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$162.19

2 Donors

-$162.19

Donations toward project cost

-$137.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.33

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$0.00

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