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Mrs. McCarty from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?

Help me give my students books titled "Have you Filled A Bucket Today?" along with pails and school supplies.

  • $464 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an inner-city public school which houses a program for Autistic Impaired Learners. We have a diverse population of students with various autism spectrum disorders.

My classroom consists of eighteen children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum.

All my students are the kindest and hardworking students you will ever meet. They are genuinely thoughtful and selfless. Watching how all students accept one another for their unique and beautiful differences is truly amazing. I am the luckiest teacher on the planet!

My Project

It is so important to stress to children how important happiness is. In the book, "Have you filled your bucket today?", children are reminded that we all need to learn how to be truly happy everyday, and we can do it by filling buckets. It's all in the bucket, that invisible bucket that follows you everywhere, teaching young readers valuable lessons about giving, sharing, and caring. This book helps guide to daily happiness for kids. We all need reminders of the benefits of positive thinking and positive behavior. It's an important lesson to teach and remind us all, that showing kindness and appreciation of others goes a long way to making this world a happier place for everyone, including ourselves. A classic tale, beautifully told and beautifully shared. The children will receive the books in their pails or buckets. We will use the school supplies to write and post our happy thoughts.

Mrs. McCarty
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? :: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • AKJ Education $7.26 20 $145.20
Bostitch Twist-N-Sharp Handheld Pencil Sharpener, Manual, Assorted • Staples Advantage $2.99 20 $59.80
4E's Novelty 1 Dozen Beach Sand Pails and Shovels -9 inch, Assorted Colors, Sand Buckets for Kids, Sand Buckets Large, Great for for Birthday or Mermaid Theme • Amazon Business $29.87 2 $59.74
Post-it Notes, 3" x 3" Cape Town Collection, 100 Sheets/Pad, 18 Pads/Cabinet Pack (654-18CTCP) • Staples Advantage $29.99 1 $29.99
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape with Dispenser, 1.88" x 22.2 yd., Clear, 6 Rolls/Pack (142-6) • Staples Advantage $13.49 2 $26.98
uni-ball 207 Retractable Gel Pens with Pink Ribbon, Medium, Black, 12/pk (1745267) • Staples Advantage $21.99 1 $21.99
Staples Rubber Bands, #33, 3 1/2" x 1/8", 820/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.79 1 $7.79
Staples Rubber Bands, #117B, 7" x 1/8", 1 lb., 200/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.49 1 $7.49

Materials cost

$358.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$394.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.59

Total project goal

$463.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$463.95

1 Donor

-$231.97

Donations toward project cost

-$197.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.79

match offer

-$231.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$197.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.80

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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