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Ms. Gaddis from Mineral Spgs AR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help us succeed, with the things that we need!

Help me give my students those essential classroom supplies like paper, pencils, markers and an electric pencil sharpener.

  • $489 goal

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My Students

Our sixth grade is comprised of almost 40 students. Our entire district is free lunch. This is a very small, low-income/high poverty school district. Because of this fact, our students are faced with many different challenges in and outside of school. I encourage my students to be creative and try to give them experiences that will stay with them for a lifetime.

Providing a safe and inviting classroom environment is very important for these students.

Giving my students opportunities to experience new things is very important to me. I work hard to give my students fun learning activities they can enjoy, but can also relate to. Through our classroom activities and projects, I try to give my students real world connections and let them experience things they might not otherwise be able to. While our school doesn't have a big budget for our classrooms, we do try and make the best with what we do have. It's all about the students!

My Project

We are a Title 1 school where money is very tight. We are given a minimal amount of school supplies at the beginning of the year, and of course run out very quickly. These supplies would give my students the basic necessities required to perform in the classroom. By having enough supplies for all of my students, they would not have to borrow from others or be embarrassed to say they do not have paper and pencils. Having these basic classroom supplies would mean that we can make copies when needed, create a newsletter, make anchor charts, and have enough pencils and markers to make it through the end of school without running out!

Ms. Gaddis
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $35.78 2 $71.56
X-ACTO Magnum 1645 Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener Black • Staples Advantage $70.79 1 $70.79
Post-it, Self-Stick Wall Pad, 20" x 23", Unruled, Plain White, 2/PK, (566) • Staples Advantage $26.27 2 $52.54
Staples Pre-Sharpened Wood Pencils, No. 2, 48/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.86 10 $28.60
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $11.70 2 $23.40
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pencil Cap Eraser, Pink, 144/Bx (73015) • Staples Advantage $10.49 2 $20.98
Staples Remarx Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/Pk (29211) • Staples Advantage $3.16 5 $15.80
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.22 2 $14.44
Sharpie Permanent Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, Dozen (30075PP) • Staples Advantage $7.15 2 $14.30
Staples Duramark Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.50 5 $12.50
Staples Construction Paper, 9"W x 12"L, Assorted, 200/Pack (23104) • Staples Advantage $4.79 2 $9.58
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609-BLK) • Staples Advantage $6.49 1 $6.49
Staples 3" x 5" Line Ruled Index Cards, 500/Pack (51009) • Staples Advantage $6.39 1 $6.39
Staples Remarx Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Blue Ink, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.45 1 $3.45

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