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Ms. Dembert from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring the Writer Within!

Help me give my students composition notebooks, paper, and laminating sheets so that their imaginations can come to life on paper.

  • $789 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The school I teach at is located in an multi-cultural community, where the highest percentage of it's residents struggle to support their children academic needs. This means that at the beginning of the school year, teachers are forced to purchase items at cost to them, so that the above mentioned students have what they need to begin a successful year. As teachers we try our best, but sometimes we aren't able to financially support all the needs of our classroom.

Third graders are without a doubt some of the most innovative, and interesting group of learners.

Their persistence and drive to succeed is relentless. Their willingness to collaborate with each other and turn-key what they learn in their classroom is astounding. Their need to establish their independence as learners and grapple with challenges gives me hope for the future. Most of my students are from communities that are underprivileged, or with low socio-economic funding. Despite this reality, daily they join their school community where the over aching goal is to become successful human beings.

My Project

We will use the notebooks during writing workshop to capture moments that inspire us as writers. Organizing our classroom with folders and bins will allow my students to be efficient and effective when collaborating and navigating challenges.

Student agency is fostered when their needs are met in an organized learning environment that targets their zone of proximal development.

Card stock, colored paper and laminating pouches will assist in extending the shelf life of differentiated teacher made resources that will be created to meet the needs of my students. I will be able to share more Powerpoint presentations and student made videos to the class because with the speakers, the volume will be crystal clear.

Ms. Dembert
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 92 Bright, 20 LB, Case of 10 reams • Quill.com $55.99 1 $55.99
Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" • Quill.com $1.69 30 $50.70
Quill Brand Premium Laminating Pouches, 11-1/2" x 9", 5 mil., Letter, 100/Box • Quill.com $49.99 1 $49.99
Oxford Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards 3x5, 100/Pack • Quill.com $2.37 20 $47.40
Quill Brand Black Mesh Coordinating Desk Set Collapsible File Box • Quill.com $22.94 2 $45.88
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/pk (80001) • Quill.com $18.99 2 $37.98
Quill Brand 5-Tab Colored Hanging File Folders, Letter, Assorted, 25/Bx (7387QAD) • Quill.com $18.10 2 $36.20
Creative Labs A60 4 W 2.0 Desktop Speakers, Black • Quill.com $33.99 1 $33.99
Brawny Pick-a-Size Paper Towels, 2-Ply, White, 130 Sheets/Roll, 8 XL Rolls/Carton (441375) • Quill.com $16.14 2 $32.28
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets/Pack (21289/22289) • Quill.com $15.29 2 $30.58
Velcro 3/4" Dots Combo Pack Velcro Tape, Clear, 200/Case • Quill.com $29.74 1 $29.74
Top Notch Teacher Products Ruled Tablet Flip Chart, 24" x 32" (TOP3821) • Quill.com $14.02 2 $28.04
Quill Bonus Pack Laser Address Labels White, 1x2-5/8", 3750 Labels, Comparable to Avery 5160 • Quill.com $27.19 1 $27.19
Quill Brand 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners Blue • Quill.com $11.04 2 $22.08
Quill Brand 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners Green • Quill.com $11.04 2 $22.08
Avery Heavyweight Polypropylene Non-Glare Sheet Protectors, 100/Box • Quill.com $21.50 1 $21.50
Pacon Chart Pads Unruled • Quill.com $9.51 2 $19.02
Quill Brand 4" x 6" Line Ruled Assorted Pastel Index Cards, 100/Pack (51015) • Quill.com $3.65 5 $18.25
Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm 250 Sheets/Pack (91904/ 92904) • Quill.com $16.14 1 $16.14
Expo Dry-Erase Cleaner, 8 oz. (81803) • Quill.com $5.35 1 $5.35

Materials cost

$630.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$669.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.21

Total project goal

$788.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$788.05

10 Donors

-$768.64

Donations toward project cost

-$669.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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