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Ms. Mak from San Francisco CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Essentials for a Great Start!

Help me give my students a great start to first grade with a classroom full of basic supplies such as pencil boxes, folders, dictionaries, scissors, tape, bags, dry erase markers, pens, sticky notes, toner, trays, and command hooks.

  • $979 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students enter first grade with much excitement and enthusiasm. Over 75% of them are English language learners from low-income families, and 100% of students receive free and reduced-price lunches. Their parents have the highest expectations for their children to excel in school and encourage them to do well, but many lack the time or skills to personally help them academically. Many students struggle with school because they are also learning to speak English. Others have special needs that make learning more challenging. Because of their backgrounds, many struggle and come to school unprepared.

As their teacher, I must find strategies to motivate them to do their best so they can thrive and succeed.

First grade can be quite challenging as the students must learn concepts from all subject areas including reading, writing, and math. I try my best to ensure each and every one progresses and ultimately masters all first grade concepts while at the same time infusing the curriculum with fun activities!

My Project

My students need basic classroom supplies such as pencil boxes, folders, dictionaries, scissors, tape, paper and plastic bags, dry erase markers/cleaning cloths/cleaning solution, pens, sticky notes, toner, sheet protectors, trays, book binding coils, painter’s tape, and command hooks, so that our classroom will be equipped with basic supplies that they may use throughout the school year.

Having basic supplies in the classroom will allow my students to focus on their learning instead of what they are lacking.

Pencil boxes will help organize student supplies such as pencils, glue, and scissors. Folders will be used for students to hold their homework and classwork. Sheet protectors will be used to keep reference papers (i.e. 100 number chart, ABC alphabet chart, money chart) that students refer to for classwork and homework, clean and organized. Students will be able to add words that they do not know how to spell in their spelling dictionaries. Pens, book binding coils, sticky notes, and label tape will be used for creating books during writing workshop. Plastic and paper bags will be used for art projects as well as carry bags during field trips. Dry erase markers/erasing cloths, cleaning solution will be made available for the teacher and students to work on group projects using the whiteboards. Toner will be used to print out student work throughout the year; painter tape will be used to post student work on the wall. With your support and generosity, my students will be ready for any learning activity and be successful learners of all subjects! Thank you for your support!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
E-Z Ink (TM) Compatible Toner Cartridge Replacement for Brother TN336 TN331 to use with HL-L8350CDW HL-L8250CDN HL-L8350CDWT MFC-L8850CDW MFC-L8600CDW (Black Cyan Magenta Yellow, 4 Pack) • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
E-Z Ink (TM) Compatible Toner Cartridge Replacement for Brother TN630 TN660 High Yield to Use with HL-L2320D HL-L2380DW HL-L2340DW MFC-L2700DW MFC-L2720DW MFC-L2740DW Printer (Black, 3 Pack) • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Very Diamond Clear Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Acid Free, Box of 250 • Amazon Business $25.82 2 $51.64
My Own Spelling Dictionary Book 25-pack • Amazon Business $49.75 1 $49.75
Quartet Dry Erase Markers, Whiteboard Markers, Chisel Tip, EnduraGlide, BOLD COLOR, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (5001-20MA) • Amazon Business $15.83 3 $47.49
Quartet Dry Erase Markers, Whiteboard Markers, Fine Tip, EnduraGlide, BOLD COLOR, Assorted Classic & Neon Colors, 12 Pack (5001-21M) • Amazon Business $21.57 2 $43.14
Romanoff Products Pencil Box, Orange (ROM60209) • Staples Advantage $21.39 2 $42.78
Fiskars Pointed Tip Kids Scissors, 5 Inches, Assorted Colors, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Graphic Organizer Posters: All-About-Me Robot (Grades K-2): 30 Fill-in Personal Posters for Kids to Display with Pride • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
10 PK Compatible with Brother P Touch Label Maker Tape TZe 231 for PT-D200 PT-D210 PT-D400 PT-H100 PT-1230PC PT-1180 PT-1280 PT-1880 PT-1090, 12mm 0.47 Inch Laminated Black on White • Amazon Business $36.19 1 $36.19
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Bright Neons, Recyclable, 6 in. x 8 in, 4 Pads/Pack, (6845-SSP) • Amazon Business $10.39 3 $31.17
Rayson SBR-100-100-W 11.1mm Spiral Binding Ring Standard White Coil bindings Ring 7/16" 100/Box • Amazon Business $26.89 1 $26.89
Rolodex Mesh Collection Stacking Sorter • Amazon Business $26.27 1 $26.27
Duro Heavy Duty Kraft Brown Paper Barrel Sack Bag, 57 Lbs Basis Weight, 12 x 7 x 17, 100 Ct/Pack • Amazon Business $25.90 1 $25.90
Better Office Products Yellow Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Yellow • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
R Noble Thank You Reusable Grocery Plastic Bags, 1/6, 15mic, 600 Count • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 22-ounce • Amazon Business $10.45 2 $20.90
Zebra Sarasa Retractable Gel Ink Pens, Medium Point 0.7mm, Red, Rapid Dry Ink, 12-Count • Amazon Business $8.72 2 $17.44
(20-Pack) 10 in. x 10 in. All-Purpose Microfiber HIGHLY ABSORBENT, LINT-FREE, STREAK-FREE Cleaning Towels - THE RAG COMPANY (Black) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Rainbow PAC72020 Kraft Bag, White, 6" x 3-5/8" x 11", 100 Bags • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
Command Utility Hooks, Holds 5 lbs, 7 hooks, 12 strips, Easy to Open Packaging (GP003-7NA) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Zebra Sarasa Retractable Gel Ink Pens, Medium Point 0.7mm, Red, Rapid Dry Ink, 12-Count • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
3pk 1" x 60yd STIKK Blue Painters Tape 14 Day Easy Removal Trim Edge Finishing Masking Tape (.94 in 24MM) (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Command Wire Hooks, Holds 3 lbs, Decorate Damage-Free (17068-7ES) • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56

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