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Mrs. Smith from Saint Louis MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Need a Pencil! Part 2

My students need adequate school supplies for a successful school year!

  • $422 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an elementary school in the only district in the state without a racial majority. Many students receive free or reduced-price lunch. I have a very diverse group of children from all ethnicities and backgrounds. We have many English language learners (ELL) and students with a variety of learning styles.

Our school has very limited materials.

I have a vast variety of all types of learners, ethnicities, and socioeconomic levels. My students love hands-on learning, getting moving, and reading engaging books! They benefit from being able to create, explore, and collaborate with others.

My Project

It is hard to imagine that it is time to start thinking about next school year, but as this year comes to an end, it is overwhelmingly obvious to me that we need supplies! Each year, the families in my district struggle to provide school supplies for their children. It is a burden on our low income families and many students are left without or without enough. There are never enough supplies to go around, and certainly not enough to last us the entire school year.

It is my hope, that with your help, the burden can be lessened for the parents and myself as we struggle to provide adequate supplies for the students.

Your donation will ensure that we have enough supplies for a happy and healthy school year. Items like pencils, glue, and paper seem simple enough, but you cannot imagine how difficult learning is without these supplies. There's nothing worse than planning the perfect lesson only to get ready to begin and hear the words, "I don't have a pencil!" These tools are necessary for productive students to grow into life long learners.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmer'S Washable School Glue 7 5/8 Oz. Pack Of 8 (8PK-E308) • $21.41 3 $64.23
Tops Spiral-Bound Notebooks, 8x10-1/2", Perforated, Wide Ruling, White, Punched, 70 Sheets/Pad • $1.27 48 $60.96
Envision Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, Flat Box, White, 100 Sheets/Box, 30 Boxes/Case, (47410) • $30.25 1 $30.25
C-Line, Blue Two Pocket Poly Portfolios With 3 Prongs Pack of 10, 8.5" x 11" paper size (CLI32965) • $14.02 2 $28.04
Quill Brand Standard-Grade Pencils #2 • $1.10 24 $26.40
Quill Brand 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners Assorted • $10.19 2 $20.38
Roaring Spring Wide-Ruled Loose Notebook Filler Paper, 100 Sheets Per Pack • $1.69 10 $16.90
Dixie 6" White Small Paper Plates, 1,000/Case • $16.65 1 $16.65
Staples Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" • $1.27 12 $15.24
Ziploc Zipper Sandwich Bags, 90/BX • $2.97 4 $11.88
Riverside Construction Paper, Assorted Pack, 9x12", 50 Sheets • $1.61 7 $11.27
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Value Pack, 24/Pack • $9.34 1 $9.34
Ziploc 1 Gallon Double Zipper Storage Bags 38/BX • $7.22 1 $7.22
BIC Xtra Comfort Round Stic Grip Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Red, Dozen • $2.46 2 $4.92

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