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Ms. Alderman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Game Changers for Tomorrow

My students need binders, composition notebooks and other school supplies so they can track their goals in reading and writing. Each one will serve as proof to the level of success they can achieve when pushed.

My Students

True Blue Trojans. These are my students. My students debate with one another openly, and aren't afraid to both listen and critique others' ideas. They rise to every challenge I set in front of them, whether it is with technology, oral presentations, or Socratic seminars. They revise writing without complaining because they own their work. My students inspire people to accept one another. They paint pictures of what they envision their school can be if people rally behind them. My students believe in their own potential.

On the outside you may see just another "dangerous" black kid on his way to a school known more for fights, gangs, and misbehavior than for academic success, but don't be fooled; my students are complex and beautiful leaders who will make a positive difference in this world regardless of what others see or think they know about them.

My students are fighters. They will continue to fight through any challenge placed in front of them because they believe that education is great equalizer. My students are lovers. They see the beauty where others don't and want to recognize and celebrate others in their school, families, and communities.

My Project

When each student has a binder, composition notebook, paper, pens, and highlighters, we are truly able to accomplish great things. Our binders will be at the core of our daily work and will serve as a portfolio of my students' growth in the different types of writing. They will track all of their major writing pieces, from poetry, short stories, to argumentative pieces, and will be able to identify and explain how they have improved with each new piece of writing. This is how you create a growth mindset in students.

At the same time, my students will practice empathy by reflecting on our novels, poems, and short stories in their composition notebooks.

These journals will be a safe space for them to question big ideas within a text and how it relates and challenges their worldview. It will be a place for them to relieve their stress in a positive way or reach out to me when they need extra support.

The other items included are ones that are necessary for daily learning and teaching, yet many schools, including mine, place it on the teachers to purchase them throughout the year. Many of things were purchased out of my own pocket last year, and it isn't until now that I realized how much money I spend to pay for my kids. They are beyond worth it and I appreciate any help I can get.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson Jones Round Ring View Binder, 1 Inch, Basic, 362 Series, Customizable, White, 4 Pack (W70362-14W) • Amazon Business $10.77 37 $398.49
Avery Big Tab Insertable Dividers, 5-Tab Set (11109) • Amazon Business $0.99 90 $89.10
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 25 per Box (57513EE) • Amazon Business $6.91 7 $48.37
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $20.00 2 $40.00
Mead Filler Paper, Loose Leaf Paper, College Ruled, 200 Sheets/Pack (17208) • Amazon Business $3.88 9 $34.92
Best Highlighters (Extra Large 50 Pack) 2 Styles (Large Barrel & Pen Size) in 5 Different Colors in Yellow, Green, Orange, Blue, and Pink - Perfect for Bible Study, Classroom, Students, and Teachers! • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Expo 2 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted Colors (81045) • Amazon Business $10.86 2 $21.72
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 10 Packs of 100 (31EE) • Amazon Business $10.00 2 $20.00
Purell 9674-06-ECDECO Advanced Design Series Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz Bottles (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Scotch Blue Painter's Tape 2 Roll Value Pack 1.88" x 60 YD • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Georgia-Pacific Spectrum® Standard 92 Multipurpose Paper, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 1 box of 3 packs (1500 Sheets) (998606) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Best Titanium Scissors - 5 Pack - 8" Blade - (STRONG TITANIUM STEEL) - Comfortable Soft Handles in a Variety of Colors - Multi-Purpose Shears - Perfect for Cutting Paper, Fabric, Photos, & More • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Norcom College Ruled 100 Sheets Composition Notebooks - Random Colors Chosen (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
24 Assorted Color Magnetic Push Pins - Perfect Magnet Set for Map Magnets, Whiteboards Magnets, Calendar Magnets, Office Magnets, and Fridge Magnets • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Sharpie - Water-Based Poster Paint Marker Extra Fine Point, Black (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Avery Easy Peel Address Labels for Inkjet Printers, 1 x 2.62 Inch, Box of 750 Labels, White (08160) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Sharpie Chisel Assorted 8 Pack • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted Colors, Box of 8 (22478) • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
Scotch Classic Desktop Tape Dispenser, Blue, 1-Inch Core, 1 Dispenser (C-38-B) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Expo Whiteboard Eraser, 5 1/8-inch • Amazon Business $2.64 1 $2.64

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