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Mrs. Cabana from Punta Gorda FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Giving Students a Chance at Success with School Supplies!

Help me give my students the basic supplies they need to be successful in school like bouncy bands, pencils, a pencil sharpener, hand sanitizer, and folders

  • $384 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Throughout the day, I see 150 very different individuals, all trying to figure out where they fit in.

My middle schools math students are a diverse group, coming from various cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and with various levels of learning comprehension.

A large part of each of my classes included students with various emotional, physical, mental, and medical challenges.

Many of my students are trying to learn how to manage all the changes to themselves, balance home and school, all while learning their role in society.

My Project

Over half of my students come from low income houses or homes where their parents and guardians struggle to make ends meet. In addition, I have a large group of students with ADHD or anxiety disorders that desperately need help to focus in math class, so I am asking for assistance with purchasing special bands to help the kids quietly "fidget" in their seats, helping them focus while not distracting other students.

School supplies, while important, do not always make the cut when household budgets are tight.

Things as basic as paper, pencils, folders aren't part of the shopping cart for the students.

In addition to my students not being able to provide their own supplies, they are unable to supply the requested materials to help teachers keep their classes stocked. I was also in the unique situation this year of not receiving the money to assist with stocking my classroom with basics, like paper, pencils, a working pencil sharpener (like the Stanley Bostitch Compact Desktop Pencil Sharpener I have requested), tissues, and cleaning supplies. In addition, we have received some chromebooks, so we need the wipes and air cans to keep them running properly! My classroom, and my students, are in need of all the basics since I am out!

My students and I would be exceptionally grateful for ANY of your assistance! Thank you!

Mrs. Cabana
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncy Bands for Standard Desks, 20-28" Wide, Blue Support Pipes (BBABBDB) • Staples Advantage $12.39 10 $123.90
Staedtler Pre-sharpened No. 2 Pencils, 2HB Lead, Yellow Barrel, 144/Box • Staples Advantage $28.08 1 $28.08
Staples Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon Scent, 75 Wipes, 6/Case (50712CT) • Staples Advantage $25.29 1 $25.29
Avery(R) Two-Pocket Folders 47979, Red, Pack of 25 • Staples Advantage $23.49 1 $23.49
Avery Two-Pocket Folders 47987, Green, Box of 25 • Staples Advantage $22.90 1 $22.90
Avery(R) Two-Pocket Folders 47992, Yellow, Box of 25 • Staples Advantage $22.90 1 $22.90
Staples Standard Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 100 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack (21826/33603) • Staples Advantage $8.79 2 $17.58
Stanley Bostitch Compact Desktop Pencil Sharpener, Electric, Blue (BOSEPS4BLUE) • Staples Advantage $15.29 1 $15.29
Staples Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe, 8 oz. (27457) • Staples Advantage $2.49 2 $4.98
Staples Screen Cleaner Wipes, 200/Pack (16990) • Staples Advantage $3.84 1 $3.84
Staples Electronics Air Duster, Slight Ethereal, 2/Pack (SPL07ENFR-2) • Staples Advantage $3.64 1 $3.64

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