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Mrs. Overturf from Des Moines IA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! My Students Need School Supplies!

My students need pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, dry erase markers and dry erasers along with a new pencil sharpener and learning Posters

  • $716 goal

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My Students

Our school is a large, diverse school composed of students in grades 6-8. My students consist of over 100 students in 5 different classes. They are a kind, caring, and intelligent group of 8th graders who come from a variety of different backgrounds and ethnicities. They are hard working, fun, and creative!

My students are a hard working group of kids, but they often lack the supplies and resources they need, especially to complete their work at home.

As their teacher, I want to help provide each student with the opportunity to complete all of their work both in school and at home, by supplying them with all necessary items, even if that means allowing them to take them home.

My Project

My students need pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, dry erase markers and dry erasers along with a new pencil sharpener and learning Posters. As a teacher, I do my best to make sure my students have what they need each day to be successful. Many days, this includes providing them with pencils, paper, and sometimes even notebooks or folders if they aren't able to purchase these themselves.

These items will allow me to serve all of my students' school supply needs for the entire school year.

This is so important, especially because so many students (as well as myself) run out of supplies and are unable to obtain more in order to get them through the rest of the year. These supplies will be so beneficial for all of my students!

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • $16.99 6 $101.94
Elmer's All-Purpose Washable Glue Sticks, 7g., 60/Pack • $27.19 3 $81.57
Tops Spiral-Bound Notebooks, 8x10-1/2", Perforated, Wide Ruling, White, Punched, 70 Sheets/Pad • $1.27 50 $63.50
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • $18.99 3 $56.97
C-Line Two-Pocket Poly Portfolios with Three-Hole Punch, Letter Size, Assorted colors, Pack of 10 (CLI32930) • $11.38 5 $56.90
X-ACTO School Pro 1670 Electric Pencil Sharpener • $45.04 1 $45.04
Quill Brand Standard Manila File Folders 11pt Medium-weight, 1-Ply, 1/3-Cut Assorted Tabs, Letter Size, 100/BX • $8.99 4 $35.96
Think Positively Large Poster Set • Teachers' School Supply $20.99 1 $20.99
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 12/pk (25053) • $6.29 3 $18.87
Expo Dry-Erase Erasers (81505) • $4.79 3 $14.37
BIC Mechanical Pencils, .7mm Lead, Assorted, 24/Pack (MPLP241-BLK) • $7.47 1 $7.47
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens in Bulk Pack, Blue, Medium Point, 60/Pack • $6.79 1 $6.79
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Black Ink, Medium Point, 60/Box • $5.94 1 $5.94
BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Red, Dozen • $2.49 2 $4.98
Life Mistakes Learning Poster • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 1 $3.49
Some Days You're the Pigeon Poster • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 1 $3.49
BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ballpoint Pen with Grip, Medium Point, Purple • $2.46 1 $2.46

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