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Ms. Rattler from New Orleans LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finishing the School Year Strong

Help me give my students the supplies needed such as backpacks, comp books, and pencils to successfully complete the school year.

  • $572 goal

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My Students

My scholars are from mostly low income families throughout the entire greater New Orleans area. We are composed of 95% African American and 5% Hispanic students. The majority of my scholars are not only bused to school, but are exposed to violent acts either in their families or in their community.

I love my students because they are resilient, strong, hard working scholars that are not defined by their circumstances.

Our school's goal is to close the educational and cultural gap of our scholars. Many of our students cannot afford to continue to replenish supplies throughout the school year.

My Project

Backpacks, comp books, and pencils will enable my students to complete the school year with the necessary supplies to complete daily assignments.

Most of our students feel defeated and often give up because they are without simple supplies for daily use.

They often feel inadequate and ashamed because their families are unable to afford some of the most basic supplies for everyday learning.

Providing the students with these supplies will not only help them to concentrate on assignments and learning, it will restore their self respect and eradicate that feeling of being inadequate because of lack of necessary classroom items. Their book bags, at this point of the school year are torn and dirty, and most students carry their heavy books in their hands.

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

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BACKPACK KIDS 15 IN BLUE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $12.20 10 $122.00
PAPER COMP BOOK 8.5X7 NO MARGIN 20 SHTS SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.41 80 $112.80
PENCIL #2 PRE-SHARPENED PACK OF 96 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $14.19 5 $70.95
PEN RED FELT TIP FINE SCHOOL SMART PK/12 • School Specialty $5.67 7 $39.69
MARKER DRYERASE CHISEL POINT ASST AVE24409 SET OF 4 • School Specialty $6.24 4 $24.96
CARDS INDEX 5X8 RULED WHITE PK OF 100 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.83 3 $8.49

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