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Mrs. Tarvin from Huntersville NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Start Our Year With Organization

My students need pencil pouches, dry erase markers, colored pencils, dry erase erasers and scissors, laminating pouches and rings to help get organized.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and are all being thrown together to learn from each other. Students in my school and classroom come from a variety of homes including single parent, both parents working, stay at home mom or dad, other family members living in their home, homeless/living in hotels or with family, etc. We have a growing population of English as a Second Language (ESL) students which impacts our classrooms.

We have recently become a cohort for Personalized Learning, so we are making strides toward teaching these students with huge differences.

Personalized Learning allows students to work on standards to meet their needs and goals.

We are becoming an Arts Magnet School, so we are not only making strides toward teaching students on a personal level, but we are now going to add arts to the curriculum.

All students are learning the standards required for the grade level and state assessments; however, they learn these at their pace with learning contracts and small group instruction, rather than whole group lessons.

My Project

My students often come in without proper organization skills. I'd like to start the year organizing some supplies in pencil pouches for each student. These pouches will include a pack of colored pencils, scissors, dry erase markers, a dry erase eraser, pencils, a block eraser. There will be a laminated list in each pouch, that will be checked off weekly, to help students learn how to stay organized and keep up with their own materials.

Teaching students organization skills will help them get through the 3rd grade, as well as the rest of their school career.

This is a big life skill that starts early in life and most students do not come to school prepared with these skills.

The rings will give students an easy way to hang their pouches to be checked. The rings will also be used to give students brag tags - which are small certificates, to show off what the students are able to do, such as stay organized.

Mrs. Tarvin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bazic 804 3 Ring Pencil Pouch with Mesh Window, 6 pcs • Amazon Business $9.50 5 $47.50
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $35.22 1 $35.22
Westcott School Scissor Caddy with 24 Pointed 5" Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $23.10 1 $23.10
24pcs- Magnetic Small Whiteboard Dry Erasers - 2.75x 1.57 x0.82Inches(Random Color) • Amazon Business $10.80 2 $21.60
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
School Smart 36975 Nickel Plated Loose Leaf Ring, 1" Diameter (Pack of 100) • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70

Materials cost

$174.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$220.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.96

Total project goal

$259.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$259.76

4 Donors

-$239.88

Donations toward project cost

-$203.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.98

match offer

-$19.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$16.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.98

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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