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Mrs. Rivito from Kenosha WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Readers and Writers Grow

Help me give my students classroom supplies such as electric pencil sharpeners, folders, pencils, erasers and more that will help them stay organized and prepared for class.

  • $426 goal

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My Students

Thomas Edison once said, "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Please help my students to always try and achieve success by trying just one more time. I would like to provide them with different resources to help us move towards success not only in the classroom but also in life.

My 5th grade students LOVE to be engaged in their learning process!

I teach at a title 1 school that is home to many students from diverse backgrounds. My students always come in to my class with an eagerness to learn new things through activities that get them up and moving. I find that these students have an easier time grasping concepts and making connections in both Reading and Writing when I can provide them with multiple hands on learning opportunities. It is also through these types of learning experiences that all students feel comfortable to take risks and share their thought process.

My Project

My students seem to be very aware about what they have and need in our classroom. When I asked students what were some things that they thought we were in need of in our classroom to help them be successful their responses were unanimous. Everyone suggested basic classroom supplies that they seemed to have run out of or were unable to bring to school such as pencils, highlighters, erasers, folders, and scissors. We have one manual pencil sharpener hanging on our wall which students have a difficult time using as it doesn't do a great job sharpening.

By donating these supplies to our classroom project not only will you help brighten my students faces, but also give us the supplies needed for Writer's and Reader’s Workshop.

We have several spaces within the classroom where students get to chose to work at during workshop. I would love to be able to stock enough supplies in these areas for students to keep them focused and on task without having to get up and search or ask others for the supplies. For some reason it seems like we go through a lot of pencils and erasers. In our writing binders it would also be lovely for students to be able to separate the resources I give them and their written work with tab dividers. I know students would especially love having new electric pencil sharpeners to quickly get them back in their seats to finish writing their thoughts down.

Mrs. Rivito
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiskars Pointed Ambidextrous 5in Kids -12 Pack • Teachers' School Supply $41.99 2 $83.98
Electric Black Pencil Sharpener • Teachers' School Supply $35.62 2 $71.24
5 Tab Poly Index Dividers Assorted • Teachers' School Supply $1.49 25 $37.25
PENCIL #2 PACK OF 144 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $17.81 2 $35.62
Swingline LightTouch High Capacity Desktop 2-7 Hole Punch, Low Force, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black/Silver (A7074030) • Staples Advantage $34.89 1 $34.89
Staples 577-CC Premium 1-Hole Punch, 5 Sheets/20 lb., Chrome/Black • Staples Advantage $7.49 1 $7.49
HIGHLIGHTER PINK TANK SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $5.60 1 $5.60
HIGHLIGHTER GREEN TANK SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $5.60 1 $5.60
HIGHLIGHTER BLUE TANK SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $5.60 1 $5.60
FOLDER 2PKT W/FASTNRS ASST PK/25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $5.37 1 $5.37
ERASERS CAP MULTICOLOR SET OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.82 2 $3.64

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