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Ms. Bernstein from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders Reach Out! Hurricane Katrina Care Package

The cost of a variety of school supplies, including construction paper, rulers, markers, and pencils is $547, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a NYC Teaching Fellow, beginning my fourth year as a teacher. I am moving up with my kindergartners to first grade, with a request from my principal to "continue the great work I've been doing and to keep those kids on fire!" I teach in one of the lowest performing schools in District 17, (PS 316). We are a Title 1 school, where almost 100% of the children are eligible for free lunch. Many of my children have family and friends who have been displaced by the hurricane. I am sure the children in my class are feeling scared and hopeless about the nature of the disaster. Discussing the needs of the displaced school children their age, and sending a care package to the children in need will go a long way to alleviating my own students' fear and feelings of powerlessness. First grade is the time when we study community. The effects of the hurricane are a terrific opportunity to discuss what happens when different parts of the community fabric is unravelled, to examine how people and services in the community depend on each other. Reading newspaper articles, looking at maps and sending the care package will lay a foundation of social responsibility and community activism which I plan to foster this year with regard to both our school and our own neighborhood.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPNER -- Panasonic Electric Pencil Sharpener; Black • Quill Corporation $31.49 1 $31.49
FISKARS KIDS 5 BLUNT SCISSORS 12PK ASST COLORS (NO CHOICE -- Fiskars Safe Scissors for Kids; 5" Blunt Tip, 12/Pack • Quill Corporation $22.49 2 $44.98
TRU-RITE DRAWING PAPER 80#, 175 SHEETS PER PACK -- Riverside Tru-Rite Drawing Paper; 9x12", 80-lb., White • Quill Corporation $5.84 10 $58.40
CRAYOLA CRAYONS, 64 COUNT -- Crayola Crayons; 64-count Box • Quill Corporation $4.22 10 $42.20
PENCIL, LADDIE WITH ERASER -- Dixon Laddie Pencils; With Eraser • Quill Corporation $3.59 10 $35.90
CRAYOLA WASHABLE TROPICAL MARKERS, CONICAL TIP -- Crayola Tropical Colors Broad-Tip Markers; Washable • Quill Corporation $3.41 10 $34.10
CRAYOLA CLASSIC MARKERS, WATER-BASED BROAD TIP -- Crayola Classic Colors Regular Markers; Broad Tip • Quill Corporation $2.69 10 $26.90
TRU-RAY CONSTRUCTION PAPER, 9X12 -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "C" Colors; 9x12", Brilliant Lime • Quill Corporation $1.97 1 $1.97
TRU RAY 9 X 12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "C" Colors; 9x12", Holiday Green • Quill Corporation $1.97 1 $1.97
9 X 12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "C" Colors; 9x12", Purple • Quill Corporation $1.97 1 $1.97
TRU-RAY 9 X 12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER ORANGE -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "C" Colors; 9x12", Orange • Quill Corporation $1.97 1 $1.97
TRU-RAY 9 X 12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER ROYAL BLUE -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "B" Colors; 9x12", Royal Blue • Quill Corporation $1.88 1 $1.88
TRU-RAY 9 X 12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER YELLOW -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "B" Colors; 9x12", Yellow • Quill Corporation $1.88 1 $1.88
TRU-RAY 9 X 12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER BLACK -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "B" Colors; 9x12", Black • Quill Corporation $1.88 1 $1.88
TRU-RAY 9 X 12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER DARK BROWN -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "B" Colors; 9x12", Dark Brown • Quill Corporation $1.88 1 $1.88
CONSTRUCTION PAPER, 9X12 -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "A" Colors; 9x12", Pink • Quill Corporation $1.79 1 $1.79
COMPOSITION BOOK, WIDE RULED -- Roaring Spring Wide Ruled Composition Books • Quill Corporation $1.43 40 $57.20
9 X 12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER/HOLIDAY RED -- Tru-Ray Holiday Red Construction Paper; 9x12" • Quill Corporation $1.16 1 $1.16
ELMER'S GLUE-ALL 8-OZ -- Elmer's Glue-All ; 8-oz. Bottle • Quill Corporation $1.07 25 $26.75
ACME UNITED 12 PLASTIC RULER -- School Rulers; 12", Clear Plastic • Quill Corporation $0.71 25 $17.75

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