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Mrs. Norris from Columbus GA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Happy New (School) Year

My students need books and basic supplies such as notebooks and pocket folders for a successful start to the new school year.

  • $324 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds and that provides us with wonderful learning opportunities. Some of my students have special needs, and others are gifted learners. We have some students who may be homeless and have difficulty making it to school each day, while others experience homelessness as observers who feel the need to help others. We also have children from military families, as well as some who speak English as a Second Language or English Language Learners (ESL/ELL). We are very fortunate to have such a beautifully diverse classroom community.

Although our school is faced with an increasing number of students from low-income families, my students are highly motivated to solve problems and make the world a better place.

My students are the scientists, artists, engineers, and mathematicians of the future. They care about others and want to make a difference in the world. I can't wait to see the amazing things they accomplish in their lives!

My Project

Our school motto is, "Be kind, be respectful, persevere." It is important to teach children empathy skills, the importance of kindness, and how to persevere in the face of life's challenges. Whether a student is experiencing homelessness on a personal level or as an observer, these topics can be very difficult to understand. The books I have requested will teach my students about poverty and homelessness in a kid-friendly way, creating opportunities for natural conversations about what these words mean and how we can help others. We have participated in service-learning projects to create care packages for the homeless, and I believe these books will help get this year's projects off to a great start.

Students who are considered homeless, those with parents that are struggling to prevent homelessness in​ their families, and those living in poverty need additional academic support.

School supplies can be costly, especially when a family is living on a tight budget. These composition books and folders will allow me to provide all students with school supplies that parents may not be able to afford...without embarrassing anyone. Please consider helping my students have a happy start to their new school year by providing them with social-emotional learning experiences and the supplies they need to get their year off to a great start.

Mrs. Norris
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Fashion, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (73389) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners, Blue, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $9.49 2 $18.98
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners, Green, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $9.49 2 $18.98
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners, Purple, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $9.49 2 $18.98
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty (The World Around Us) • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
Coat of Many Colors • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
A Shelter in Our Car • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
The Lunch Thief • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Can Hear the Sun (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Circle of Friends • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$226.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$275.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.54

Total project goal

$323.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$323.58

3 Donors

-$151.20

Donations toward project cost

-$146.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.68

match offer

-$151.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$128.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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