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Mrs. Simonetti-Benson from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Just the Basics in Kindergarten!

Help me give my students basic materials such as construction paper, copy paper and Play-Doh, that will help make our day run smoothly.

  • $246 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Many of the students in my classroom have experienced trauma in their lives, and school is their safe place. They come to school to escape what is happening at home. My classroom serves students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder, and specific learning disabilities.

The typical student in my class struggles with basic phonemic awareness and letter recognition.

About 90% of my students are African American or Latino. The opportunity and achievement gaps are apparent among our student population.

My Project

I am requesting basic materials for my kindergarten classroom. I am asking for specific essential needs for all of the kindergarten classes at my school. We are asking for paper, both copy paper and construction paper to be used on a daily basis. I am also asking for lamination pouches to be used for all the various needs of the kindergarten literacy centers. And lastly, I am asking for Clorox wipes and lysol spray. The classrooms need some extra help staying germ free and we are hoping with your donations, we can keep the students healthy. Thank you for considering donating to our kindergarten classrooms.

Mrs. Simonetti-Benson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Printer Paper - White, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 5 Ream Case (2,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
Pacon Lightweight Super Value Construction Paper P6555, 9" x 12", 10 Assorted Colors, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.48 3 $37.44
Play-Doh Party Bag Dough (15 Count) • Amazon Business $5.97 3 $17.91
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear, 3-Mil (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $17.84 1 $17.84
Lysol Disinfectant Spray, 3ct - Garden after rain, 1x15 oz, + Crisp Linen scent • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct ,Packaging May Vary (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52

Materials cost

$175.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$208.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.76

Total project goal

$245.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$245.07

1 Donor

-$82.00

Donations toward project cost

-$69.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.30

match offer

-$163.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$138.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.46

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$0.00

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