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Ms. Ma from National City CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Halftime!

My students need to replenish essential classroom supplies like pencils, erasers and expo markers to get us through the second half of the year.

  • $170 goal

This project expired on May 26, 2018.

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My Students

My 6th graders are enthusiastic and resilient problem solvers that come to school each day with smiles on their faces, despite the challenges they face at home. My school is located close to the Mexico border and serves a high poverty population, many of them being English learners. The school provides free breakfast and lunch for all the students. Many of them spend their weekends in Tijuana with family, but dedicate all of their time to the learning we share in our classroom. They share my enthusiasm for discovery and especially for science!

I work hard to provide everything they need to be successful, but with the help of generous donors, my students can have access to materials that I am not able to provide on my own.

In our classroom we value a strong sense of community, collaboration, and appreciation for each other. I make sure to provide learning opportunities that will help them become well rounded citizens of the world and they work hard to be active participants in our classroom!

My Project

Last Friday was the 100th day of school. My students and I could not believe that we are more than halfway through the school year. Even though we couldn't believe it, our supply closet reassured us that we have, indeed, been in school for almost 6 months.

Pencils are down to the nubs, markers have run out of ink, recess equipment has been lost, and we are running on fumes.

With this project, my students can have the basic but essential supplies needed to finish out our year strong. In a few short months we will be begin state testing so the learning doesn't stop! We need pencils to work on our writing, Expo markers to show our thinking and work in math, and recess equipment for our well deserved breaks during the day. Thank you for your support!

Ms. Ma
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 33 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 6 Boxes, 72 Markers Total • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $4.52 4 $18.08
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $7.55 2 $15.10
Discraft 175 gram Ultra Star Sport Disc, Blue Sparkle • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
Discraft 175 gram Ultra Star Sport Disc, Fluorescent Yellow • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Discraft 175 gram Ultra Star Sport Disc, Bright Orange • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19

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