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Mr. Tsukuda from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Pens and Notebooks

Help me give my students pens and notebooks to replace their dwindling supplies.

  • $195 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a mix of personalities. Some are shy and others are gregarious. Some are serious and some are goofy. They are still testing out their personas, so to speak, but they are a tough bunch. Maybe they have to be since we are located in the South Bronx. We are a Title I school in a not yet gentrified area. It is unfortunate that our students have to walk past addicts and discarded drug paraphernalia on their way to school.

Our school provides them with a sanctuary that allows them to grow and learn.

We are 6-12 school so we have the opportunity to watch these students grow from children to young adults. Since we are a relatively small school, we get to know the students, their siblings, and their families. There is a good sense of community at our school.

My Project

I would like to provide my students with pens and notebooks to replace and replenish the supplies with which they started this school year. As we approach our winter break, more and more students are missing pens and pencils, and their notebooks are running out of pages.

These basic school supplies are necessary for academic achievement.

My students need pens and pencils to write notes, copy down information, and communicate ideas. These are the basic tools of education for every student. When students come to school without the necessary supplies, it makes it more difficult for them to succeed academically.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pilot FriXion Point Erasable Gel-Ink Pens, Extra Fine Point (0.5mm), Blue, Dozen (31574) • Staples Advantage $25.49 1 $25.49
Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Pens, Extra Fine Point, Black Ink, Dozen (31573) • Staples Advantage $25.49 1 $25.49
Sustainable Earth by Staples 1-Subject Notebook, College Ruling, 8 1/2" x 11", 100 Sheets • Staples Advantage $2.51 8 $20.08
Pilot FriXion Ball Clicker Erasable Retractable Gel-Ink Pens, Fine Point (0.7mm), Assorted, 7/Pk (31472) • Staples Advantage $15.99 1 $15.99
Pilot FriXion Point Erasable Gel Pens, Extra Fine Point, Assorted Ink, 6 Pack (46524) • Staples Advantage $14.59 1 $14.59
Sustainable Earth by Staples 1-Subject Notebook, College Ruled, 9" x 6", 100 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.52 8 $12.16
Glue Dots Removable Dot Sheets School Value Pack, 1/2", 600/Pack • Staples Advantage $11.49 1 $11.49
Pilot FriXion Light Pastel Erasable Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted, 5/Pack (46543) • Staples Advantage $7.63 1 $7.63

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