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Mrs. Owens from Louisville KY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us with the Basics

Help me give my students the basic needs for everyday learning with pencils and highlighters and a way to keep their items organized with pencil pouches.

  • $235 goal

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My Students

My third graders are talented, gifted, intelligent, caring, responsible, kind, resourceful, creative, encouraging, hilarious, inspiring, inquisitive,...and the list could go on for days because these kids I teach are simply amazing. Each day, I watch them grow and learn, despite the fact that most of them live in environments that children should not thrive in, but somehow my students come to school with open arms, ready to learn. Are there tough days? Of course! That’s where the staff, along with myself, at my school step in. It’s not a one man/woman job, it really does take a village. Working in a Title I, high poverty school, my kids have disadvantages that sets them back. I want to close the gap. One way is through technology. Many of my students don’t have computers or tablets or access to the internet, so I want to prepare them with the needed 21st century skills and our technology in their hands and use it to further their learning and create engaging, fun lessons.

My Project

My students struggle to come to school with basic items, such as backpacks, pencil pouches, folders, pencils, etc. Each year several of these types of items are provided to my students so they can have the necessary tools to use for their learning. Since we have such a large population of low socioeconomic students, we run out of these items quickly. Pencil pouches help my students organize their supplies to keep in a centralized location. Pencils and highlighters are items that are frequently used in class. If students have these basic items, it relieves their stress and worry and they are able to focus on their learning.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 6-Pack/ 180 count (13806) • Amazon Business $18.91 5 $94.55
Binder Pencil Pouch with Zipper Pulls, Pencil Case with Rivet Enforced 3 Ring, 10 Pack 5 Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
BIC Brite Liner Retractable Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.88 4 $27.52

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