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Ms. Gionti from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! Basic Classroom Supplies Needed

Help me give my students blank flashcards, colored pencils and other basic school supplies for use in English class.

  • 6 donors
  • $527 goal

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My Students

"Miss, do you have any colored pens I can use?" "Do you have any extra folders?" Without fail, these are some of the most frequently asked questions in my classroom.

At my high-needs school, most students qualify for the free lunch program, meaning they are unable to obtain the most basic school supplies, such as pens and paper.

My students are a bright, enthusiastic group of individuals who genuinely enjoy learning. It saddens me that they often go without their much-needed school supplies.

My Project

For this project, I am requesting classroom basics such as highlighters, pens, a stapler, markers, and colored pencils. When the pandemic hit, I ransacked my classroom grabbing every tool and supply I could find to make at-home learning packages for my students. Now, as we look to soon head back to the classroom, I find myself without any supplies. Colored pens and highlighters will help students annotate their reading assignments to help show their understanding, index cards will help students study their vocabulary words, and tagboard will enable them to complete projects. Engaging and interactive assignments such as researching poets of color so students can see themselves in literature become impossible without necessary supplies. Having these supplies in my classroom allows me to focus on instruction and planned activities, instead of scrounging up supplies for the students. Students will be able to participate in the day's lesson and complete projects without having to worry about having the resources needed.

Without the basic tools used for studying, students are not able to grow as readers, writers, and thinkers.

My students see themselves as scholars, and there is no reason why they should be without the most basic school supplies. By giving students the most in need of supplies, we can create an equitable and inclusive classroom.

Ms. Gionti
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Star Right Blank Flashcards in Assorted Colors | 1000 Hole-Punched Cards with 5 Metal Sorting Rings | for School, Learning, Memory, Recipe Cards, and More • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Crayola Colored Pencils, No Repeat Colors, 120 Count, Gift • Amazon Business $19.50 2 $39.00
Amazon Basics Felt Tip Marker Pens - Assorted Color, 24-Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Pacon PAC5214 Tagboard, Heavyweight, 12" x 18", White, 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.30 2 $24.60
Crayola Super Tips Marker Set, Washable Markers, Assorted Colors, 120Ct • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Swingline Stapler, 747, Manual, 25 Sheets Capacity, Business, Desktop, Gold Metallic (S7074721AZ) • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Amazon Basics Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Ink Highlighters, Assorted Colors - Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $7.16 3 $21.48
Quartet Dry Erase Markers, Whiteboard Markers, Chisel Tip, EnduraGlide, Assorted Colors, White Board Dry Erase Pens for Teachers, Home School & Office Supplies, Bold Color, 12 Pack (5001-20MA) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
X-ACTO Pencil Sharpener | Mighty Mite Electric Pencil Sharpener, With Pencil Saver, SafeStart Motor, Black, 1 Count • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Amazon Basics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, Dries Clear, 0.24-oz Stick,60-Pack • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Crayola 80 Count SuperTips Washable Markers, Now with 80 Unique Colors, No Duplicates, Gift • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Pacon Heavyweight Tagboard, 9 x 12 Inches, White, 100 Sheets (5211) • Amazon Business $6.72 2 $13.44
GlasMag Mighty Magnetic Marker Holder for Glass Whiteboards. Powerful Neodymium Magnets. Holds 8 Dry-Erase Markers. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Scotch Super-Hold Tape, 6 Rolls, 50% More Adhesive, Trusted Favorite, 3/4 x 800 Inches, Boxed (700S6) • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 144-Count • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3x3 in, Assorted Pastel Colors, 15 Pads, 2X The Sticking Power, Recyclable (654-15SSPS) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Oxford 30 (1000 PK) Blank Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 1,000 Cards (10 Packs of 100) (30) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Loose Leaf Binder Rings, Book Ring, 1 1/2 Inch Diameter, Silver, 50 per Box • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Highland Sticky Notes, 3 x 3 Inches, Yellow, 24 Pack • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
Mr. Pen Steel Rulers, 6, 8, 12, 14 inch Metal Rulers, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
AmazonBasics Dry Erase Whiteboard Eraser - Set of 4 • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
ACCO Jumbo Paper Clips, Non-Skid, Premium, Steel Wire, 20 Sheet Capacity, Silver, 1 Box of 100 Clips (A7072510) • Amazon Business $3.29 2 $6.58
U Brands Magnetic Dry Erase Board Eraser, Felt Bottom Surface, 4.5 x 2.25 x 1 Inches - 581U04-16 • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
AmazonBasics Dry Erase Liquid Cleaner for Whiteboards - 8.5-Ounce, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
PILOT FriXion Light Pastel Collection Erasable Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Color Inks, 5-Pack (46543) • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78

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