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Mrs. Cleark-Gibson from Terry MS is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Started & Staying Motivated!

Help me give my students back-to-school learning essentials such as scissors, copy paper, and pencils, as well as motivating incentives!

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are creative, energetic and full of potential! They enjoy hands-on activities and have a desire to learn! They come to school each day and do their best to be their best. This happens despite all of the things that occur in their lives that are out of their control. For some children, the time they spend at school is the only sense of normalcy they experience each day. I want to make that time pleasant. I want to make that time enjoyable. I want them to explore places and things that I can’t physically provide for them. My students desire to learn and grow and they are truly my inspiration!

My Project

A classroom can’t function if students aren’t prepared. Pencils, pens, scissors, and glue will fill the void of the missing staples students need to be successful in my class each day. Interactive notebooks take a large amount of my school provided copy paper. The box of that will bridge the gap between what I am given and what I will have to buy with my already slim paycheck. Learning and teaching takes creativity. Students need verbal motivation daily; however, sometimes I have to be creative. The snacks will allow me to keep my students motivated throughout the year. I will use these items as rewards for improved behavior, reaching / surpassing academic goals and for class participation. They will also serve as a brain boost or a wake up tool if necessary.

Mrs. Cleark-Gibson
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TRU RED Teacher Pack 5" Kids Blunt Tip Stainless Steel Scissors, Straight Handle, Right and Left Handed, 24/Pack (TR55059) • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $40.73 1 $40.73
Cheez-It Crackers, White Cheddar, 1.5 oz., 45/Carton (10893) • Staples Advantage $29.59 1 $29.59
Nabisco Savory Mix Variety Snack Pack, Pack of 20 (MOZ04585) • Staples Advantage $14.59 2 $29.18
Staples #2 Pre-sharpened Wood Pencils, Black, 24pk (51709 • Staples Advantage $7.03 4 $28.12
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water, 20-ounce Plastic Bottle, 24/Case • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Nabisco Fun Shapes Snack Multi-Pack, 20/CT • Staples Advantage $14.59 1 $14.59
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 oz., 30/Pack (E556) • Staples Advantage $11.58 1 $11.58
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Blue Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609BE) • Staples Advantage $5.00 1 $5.00

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