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Ms. Kelleher from Chelsea MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Homework Supplies for Success!

My students need these basic school supplies, pencils, pencil pouches and scissors, to complete weekly homework!

  • $341 goal

This project expired on November 18, 2018.

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My Students

As an inclusion teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my second graders are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

Each year it is my goal to create a classroom community where all students can access the curriculum, express themselves, and take ownership of their learning.

The students in my class live in an urban, low-income city, comprised largely of immigrant families. The majority of my students speak a language other than English at home. Despite the many challenges that they may face, these children come to school each and every day ready to persevere and embrace all opportunities to learn something new.

My Project

These materials will provide my students with the essential tools needed to complete their weekly homework packets. The scissors, glue sticks, pencils, erasers, and crayons will give my students the opportunity to continue to practice and retain skills they learn, as they complete their homework.

All it takes is a simple pencil bag full of school supplies to help these children feel confident and reach their goals!

These bags will give the students a place to store the necessary tools needed to complete homework at home since many students don't have the necessary tools or family support to do so. I want to provide an opportunity for success and confidence to each of my students. A family's economic status should not hinder their ability to help their children reach their goals!

Ms. Kelleher
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SCISSORS SOFT TOUCH POINTED 5 IN GREEN PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $20.51 3 $61.53
POUCH PENCIL - SCHOOL SMART BLUE EACH • School Specialty $1.41 30 $42.30
POUCH PENCIL - SCHOOL SMART BLUE EACH • School Specialty $1.41 30 $42.30
Crayola Crayons 16 Per Box (Pack of 12) 192 Crayons in Total • Amazon Business $14.03 2 $28.06
Yexpress Pack of 12 Assorted Colors Plastic Manual Pencil Sharpener Set Double Holes Triangular Shape With Cover and Receptacle for School and Work • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
School Smart Lightweight Strong Plastic Ruler, 6 Inches, Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $3.92 5 $19.60
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, 2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 30 Count (13830) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
GLUESTICK PURPLE .28OZ P/30 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $4.10 1 $4.10
ERASER PINK BLOCK MEDIUM SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 60 • School Specialty $3.24 1 $3.24

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