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Mrs. Ritter from Flushing NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Basically Basic!

Help me give my students basic supplies such as crayons, folders, and post-its for organization.

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my school come from various backgrounds. We have a high ENL population where students are learning languages such as Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Spanish, Urdu, and more. I love teaching lessons that are engaging and motivational. To do this, I take students' interests into account, including the use of visuals, color, technology, hands-on experiences, field trips, etc.

My school is located in the heart of Flushing, NY.

We embrace diversity and are inclusive to all. Many of my students come from low-income homes and are grateful and easily excited by things that some of us take for granted. I am grateful for them and their willingness to learn from me in our learning environment that we build together.

My Project

This project is for basic classroom supplies. It is always difficult when you are scrounging around for things like these, such as extra folders, envelopes, post-its, and more.

My favorite items in this project are the silky twistable crayons.

There is something soothing about these crayons that I always find students love. A time when I take them out most is when I see students who are in crisis or who are seemingly stressed. Having the opportunity to color with them always seems to calm even the most stressed student (or teacher) down. I love to have tools like these in my bag of tricks. It seems so simple, but it really helps. Thanks for reading!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Portable Tabletop Easel Pad, 20x23 Inches, 20 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (563 VAD 2PK) • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Crayola Twistables Slick Stix Super Smooth Crayons, 12 Non-Toxic, Twist-Up Crayons Art Tools for Kids 3 & Up, No Peeling, No Sharpening, No Broken Crayons, 12 Classic Crayola Colors • Amazon Business $7.97 4 $31.88
Post-it Weekly Planner with Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive Notes to Help Organize and Keep Track of Daily Events, Gradient Watercolor, 17-15/16 in x 11-15/16 in (730-CAL-GRDNT) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
AmazonBasics Heavy Duty Plastic Folders with 2 Pockets for Letter Size Paper, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Post-it Super Sticky Big Notes, 11 in x 11 in, Sticky Notes, 30 Sheets Per Pad, 1 Pad (BN11O), Neon Orange • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Avery Ready Index 10-Tab Binder Dividers, Customizable Table of Contents, Multicolor Tabs, 6 Sets (11188) • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
Avery Ready Index Monthly Dividers, Customizable Table of Contents, Classic Multicolor Tabs, 3 Sets (44128) • Amazon Business $13.17 1 $13.17
Quality Park 9 x 12 Clasp Envelopes with Deeply Gummed Flaps, Great for Filing, Storing or Mailing Documents, 28 lb Brown Kraft, 100 per Box (37890) • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Avery Ready Index 31 Number Dividers, Customizable Table of Contents, Classic Multicolor Tabs, 3 Sets (44129) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Pop Up Sticky Notes 3x3 inch Bright Colors Self-Stick Pads 6 Pads/Pack 100 Sheets/Pad Total 600 Sheets • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Pop Up Sticky Notes 3x3 Refills Self-Stick Notes 6 Pads, 6 Bright Colors, 100 Sheets/Pad • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

Materials cost

$207.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$240.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.39

Total project goal

$282.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.61

4 Donors

-$216.20

Donations toward project cost

-$187.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.68

match offer

-$62.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$52.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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