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Ms. Preston from Hubbard TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

HIGHLIGHT Our Classes and PENCIL in Our Test-Taking Skills

Help me give my students, 6th-8th grade, their own supplies for their test-taking strategies, tackling not only subject tests but their STAAR Tests, as well.

  • $274 goal

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My Students

Our school may be a small school, but we are far from small when it comes to drive and motivation to learn. Not only do they impress me every day with their "want" to learn, but their passion as well. Our middle school students go above and beyond in ours classrooms. But, when there aren’t enough pencils to create, or a highlighter that’s not dried out, they can’t practice and perform at 100%. It may be hard to imagine this, but the struggle is real.

The middle school students have learned an abundance of test-taking techniques for their STAAR tested subjects.

We are about to embark on round 2 of these STAAR Tests. In these strategies, highlighters and pencils are needed.

By this time in the year, teachers have run out of these two particular items. We often have to use our own funds to supply these for each student, in each tested subject. Help us out! (This will be for all MS teachers...not just me)

My Project

The MS Students, 6th-8th grade, have learned an abundance of test-taking techniques for their STAAR tested subjects.

These testing techniques use pencils and highlighters in a variety of ways, depending on tested subjects.

These tested subjects are: science, social studies, math, writing, reading, and revising and editing.

We as teachers are in need of these items, for every student, in every class. Our pockets are empty by this time each year and we are scraping together whatever used items we can.

This project will not only end the year on a great note but begin next year, in an even better one.

Ms. Preston
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 100 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pencil Assortment – 7.5 inches Assorted Colorful Pencils for Kids (Pack of 144) – Exciting School Supplies, Awards & Incentives • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Better Office Products Pre-sharpened #2 Pencils, 144/box • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Avery Hi-Liters, Smear Safe Ink, Non-Toxic, Value Pack of 24 Pen Style Highlighters Assorted Colors (29861) • Amazon Business $6.08 6 $36.48
Pencil Top Eraser Caps Arrowhead Assorted Colors in Bulk Pack of 150 • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 24-Count • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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