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Mrs. Shirk from Hays NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Interative Notebook Supplies!

My students need colored paper, graph paper, scissors, tape and glue to create their interactive note books this year. I also do several hands on projects that these materials will be used with.

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My Students

We are a low income school in the northwest corner of North Carolina. My classes are composed of 9th-12th graders that are eager to learn the math required to get them ready for the real world and college.

We are a school where 60% of our students receive free lunch and about 20% receive reduced lunch.

Our textbooks are outdated, our calculators are outdated and are all but dead. Most of our students come from low income families without the means to buy the required technology.

My Project

Little things add up! Teachers know how much money is spent out-of-pocket every year for much needed supplies. My students use interactive notebooks in math class to maximize learning. The materials needed to create and keep up these notebooks don't seem like much, but add up quickly!

My students are high school students with IEPs, who are on a general diploma curriculum track.

This means they are striving for a regular high school diploma while facing some significant learning challenges. In my math classroom, I use a variety of high-tech and low-tech strategies in order to reach all learners, and maximize learning and comprehension. Hands-on interactive notebooks have improved student understanding and achievement. The materials used in the creation and maintenance of these notebooks can be expensive, and I would LOVE to have my classroom supplied for the 2018-2019 school year.

Using interactive notebooks increases student comprehension and creates a sense of ownership in the classroom. My students love the variety of activities we are able to do with these notebooks, and enjoy the folding, cutting, and coloring that naturally occur with this type of notebook. Coupled with Interactive Whiteboard technology, my students are actively involved in their learning. Gone are the days of teacher-lead learning. Through the use of interactive notebooks, my students are involved participants in the learning process.

I don't know of a single teacher who does not spend personal money on his/her classroom.

With school budgets decreasing nationwide, the money for the little things needed for the day-to-day operation of a classroom falls more and more on classroom teachers. That is why I am requesting paper, tape, glue sticks and scissors.

Mrs. Shirk
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TOPS Quadrille Pad, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 15 Pound Stock, 50 Sheets per Pad, 6 Pads per Pack, White (99522) • Amazon Business $33.62 3 $100.86
XFasten Invisible Tape with Dispenser, 3/4-Inch x 650-Inch (10-Pack), Clear Gift Wrap Tape • Amazon Business $13.95 6 $83.70
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $31.56 2 $63.12
Best 8 Inch Stainless Steel Blade Scissors, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Planetary Purple, 500 Sheets (22671) • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, Pulsar Pink, 500 Sheets (21031) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
AmazonBasics All Purpose Washable Glue Sticks, 0.24-oz. Sticks, 60-Pack • Amazon Business $15.63 2 $31.26

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