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Mrs. Morris from Clermont FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It Takes a Village to Buy School Supplies!

My students need the basic supplies such as lapboards, easel pads, and paper that they will use throughout the school year. Many students in our school simply cannot afford these essential items.

  • $486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

A year ago, I started working as a paraprofessional at an elementary school. Immediately, I felt a connection with the amazing staff and the students. After much encouragement from my fellow coworkers, I decided to spend my summer taking the Florida Teacher's Certification Exams. After many hours of studying, I can proudly say that I have passed my certification exams and have been offered a position as a 3rd grade educator.

I could not be more proud or pleased to work with the amazing students and dedicated staff at this fine school.

In order to get off to a good start, I am hoping to obtain support from my extended community. I am starting out fresh, so my needs will be extensive. Many students at my school arrive on the first day without the essential supplies needed, and resources are limited in our school district. In addition, I will need to customize my classroom, drawing on various resources to round out their academic experience.

Your donation will assure that we have an abundance of supplies for each and every child. It truly takes a village and our class is so very grateful for the support you give. Thank you!

My Project

The items on this list are just some of my tools of the trade. As a newly hired teacher, my list of wants and needs far exceed what is on this list. The dry erase lapboards will assure that every student will be able to complete their work along side me. The teacher's plan book will be filled to the brim with lesson plans to engage my young students. Glue sticks, erasers, and folders will be constantly used by my class. The easel, large writing pad, and other supplies will assure that we are off to a good start!

Many of the students in my school come from modest means and will walk into school on their first day without essential learning supplies.

These supplies will be used every day in our classroom. With your donation, students won't have to worry about where these supplies will come from. Instead, they will rest assured that they have all that they need to explore and discover all that third grade has to offer.

Mrs. Morris
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (561), Yellow Lined Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
Dry Erase Lapboards | 9 x 12 inch Large Whiteboard | Pack of 25 White Board Set | Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom | Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard (25 Pack) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
US Art Supply "Classroom" Large Jumbo 66" Tall Silver Aluminum Flipchart Display & Presentation Easel • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
AmazonBasics Twin Pocket Folders with Fasteners, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 4,000 Sheets/8 Ream Case (113640C) Made In The USA • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
OfficePro Electric Pencil Sharpener - For School and Classroom, Helical Steel Blade Sharpens All Pencils Including Color, Auto-Stop Feature, Ultra-Portable - Batteries Included (Pencil Sharpener) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 2 Dozens • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Samsill Heavyweight Non-Glare Sheet Protectors, Box of 200 Plastic Page Protectors, Acid Free / Archival Safe, Top Load 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Charles Leonard Plastic Ruler, Double Bevel, 12 Inches, Translucent Assorted Colors, 36-Pack (77336) • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
Swingline Staplers, Commercial Desk Staplers, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black, 2 Pack (44401AZ) • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
1InTheOffice Desktop Tape Dispenser, Black 2 Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Large, 12 Count • Amazon Business $5.55 2 $11.10
Class Record Book for up to 10 Weeks. 50 Names. Extra Large Grade Recording Squares. (R9310) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Scotch Magic Tape, Matte Finish, The Original, Versatile, Engineered for Mending, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls (810K6) • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen, 0.7mm, Medium Point, Assorted Colors (12-Pack, Fashion/Classic Colors) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Sticky Putty- Reusable Museum & Gallery Quality Adhesive Putty, The “Duck Tape of Tak”- 2 Pack • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Teacher's Planner (Lesson Planner) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Red, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
AmazonBasics Dry-Erase Whiteboard Eraser - 4-Pack • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58

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