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Mrs. Buzzell from Erie PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade, Here We Come!

My students need dry eraser markers, folders, pencil boxes and name tags to start the school right off right!

  • $172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My first grade students are energetic, excited and easy to love. They love to please other people and are so proud of themselves when they succeed at something. There is never a dull moment in our room. Each child adds a bit of personality and uniqueness to our first grade family.

My students come from a high-poverty neighborhood.

A majority of my students face struggles that you cannot begin to imagine. Our school is, often times, the safest place for our students to be. We also have a large English Language Learner population. Despite all of the hardships and challenges my students face, they always come to school ready to learn!

My Project

Starting a new school year can be exciting, fun and sometimes nerve-racking for my new students. My students need desk name tags, folders, pencil boxes and dry erase markers to start the school year.

Your donation will allow my first graders to start the school year worry free!

We will use dry eraser markers during math and reading on a daily basis. The use of dry erase markers will help the students to be engage when working. Folders and pencil boxes will allow the students to have a place to keep their belongings. Name tags will be used to help us get to know each other.

These items are used throughout the year on a daily basis. By donating to our class, you will help my students become responsible for their belongings. Academic skills as well as social skills that will carry over to real-life situations is something I focus on as well.

Mrs. Buzzell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 17224812 Small Pencil Box, Splash Tint, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $23.82 2 $47.64
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 1 Box • Amazon Business $8.48 4 $33.92
Oxford Showfolio Laminated Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Purple, 25 per Box (51726) • Amazon Business $21.62 1 $21.62
Carson Dellosa Traditional Manuscript: Grades 1-3 Nameplates (124001) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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