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Ms. Kastens from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Eye On The Prize- Supplies

Help me give my students paper, folders, binders, colored pencils, crayons, and glue.

  • $387 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students are working below fifth grade math and reading levels, but they always have the willingness to learn. We are an inner-city school where the average family falls into the low-income category.

The incoming fifth graders are an interesting bunch, but all are open to new activities and ready to learn!

We are a small, neighborhood, Title I public school and have only two classrooms per grade level. Every child in our school receives free breakfast and lunch. All the teachers, regardless of the grade they teach, have strong relationships with all the students in the building. We do believe that it takes a village, and when the children graduate from our school, we all take pride in the fact we were all part of the process.

Our students come to school every day ready to learn in spite of the challenges they face on a daily basis. Because of that, they inspire me to live up to their expectations and give them a reason to overcome some of those challenges and be excited to learn new things.

My Project

Our school district's budget is getting smaller and smaller but the cost of school supplies is getting more expensive as each year goes by. It gets harder for parents to get those supplies. It's hard for students to keep up with all the strategies and skills without having the proper supplies. Teachers do what they can, but many times it falls short.

Supplies like markers, hi-lighters, colored pencils, and glue help students practice the skills needed to learn and understand concepts of their academic subjects.

I want to make sure there are enough supplies in my classroom for all my students to use.

Ms. Kastens
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hammermill Paper, Great White 30% Recycled Printer Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb, 92 Bright, 3 Ream Case / 1,500 Sheets (086820C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Staples 2-Pocket Presentation Folders, Dark Blue, 10/Pack (13377-CC) • Staples Advantage $5.99 6 $35.94
Cardinal Economy 3-Ring Binders, 1.5", Round Rings, Holds 350 Sheets, ClearVue Presentation View, Non-Stick, White, Carton of 12 (90631) • Amazon Business $32.36 1 $32.36
Cardinal Economy 3-Ring Binders, 1.5", Round Rings, Holds 350 Sheets, ClearVue Presentation View, Non-Stick, Black, Carton of 12 (90630) • Amazon Business $32.23 1 $32.23
Crayola Colored Pencils, 12/Box • Staples Advantage $2.13 15 $31.95
Crayola Crayons, 24/Box • Staples Advantage $1.80 15 $27.00
Elmer's Clear School Glue, 5 Ounces (16-Pack) E305 (16) (2) • Amazon Business $18.70 1 $18.70
Avery Hi-Liter Desk-Style Highlighters, Smear Safe Ink, Chisel Tip, 12 Fluorescent Orange Highlighters (24050) • Amazon Business $8.31 2 $16.62
Avery Hi-Liter Desk-Style Highlighters, Smear Safe Ink, Chisel Tip, 12 Fluorescent Pink Highlighters (24010) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Avery Hi-Liter Desk-Style Highlighters, Smear Safe Ink, Chisel Tip, 12 Fluorescent Green Highlighters (24020) • Amazon Business $7.79 2 $15.58
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Avery Hi-Liter Desk-Style Highlighters, Smear Safe Ink, Chisel Tip, 12 Fluorescent Blue Highlighters (24016) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - 105 Wipes (30112) • Staples Advantage $8.63 1 $8.63

Materials cost

$294.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$328.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.02

Total project goal

$386.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$386.81

4 Donors

-$194.00

Donations toward project cost

-$164.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.10

match offer

-$192.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$163.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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