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Mrs. Troia from Staten Island NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Authors and Editors in the Making!

My students need to have access to all our office tools (sharpener, stapler,notebooks and copy paper) and know how to use them. All of these supplies will be used daily by every student in the room.

  • $262 goal

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My Students

I'm proud to say that I work at the school that prides itself on its students. It is a high poverty, Title I school in New York City. All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch.

My students are faced with many challenges inside and outside the classroom.

They struggle personally and academically. Many of my students receive special education services. Some students are homeless and living in homeless shelters. They travel from other parts of the city to our school every day. Families that are new to the country have language barriers also. Despite the challenges they face daily, my students are filled with energy, happy, and motivated to learn. They are scientists, mathematicians, singers, leaders, comedians, readers, writers, teachers, dancers, me, you....; they are everything!

My goal is to make my students' school environment comfortable and their learning experiences creative and challenging to prepare them for the future. When students enter my classroom, I want them to feel that they are safe from the outside world so they can focus on learning and simply being kids!

My Project

Every year when I meet my new class, I'm concerned about one thing- will they be kind? During the first weeks of school, the only lesson I need them to "get" is that during the school day, we basically are a family. We are brothers and sisters in class. We focus on the basics; having manners, how to settle a disagreement, sharing, etc. Later we get into routines and academics. All families and classrooms need tools. Regardless of the financial situation at home, I want my students to know that they will not go without the things needed to learn. In this project, I am requesting some basic supplies to help our classroom run more smoothly.

Having writing tools, crayons and paper available for the children to use is essential.

At the beginning of the year, second graders are very dependent on their teacher but they move along and become more independent and responsible for their own work. They keep track of their work and organize it by subject in folders. They need to have access to all our office tools (sharpener, stapler, copy paper, looseleaf paper) and know how to use them. All of these supplies will be used daily by every student in the room.

Thank you for considering our project. Every donation is greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Troia
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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Georgia Pacific 991322C Spectrum Standard 92 Multipurpose 8.5 x 11 1 box of 10 packs 5000 sheets • Amazon Business $45.24 1 $45.24
​Mead Composition Book, College Ruled Notebook, 100 sheets (200 Pages), Pastel Color Notebooks, 12 Pack​ • Amazon Business $28.65 1 $28.65
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm,"Joy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (91414) • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 30 Count (13830) • Amazon Business $5.97 4 $23.88
School Smart (085454) 20 lb 3/8 in Ruled Exhibit Paper Assortment - Ream of 500 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $20.92 1 $20.92
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98

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