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Mrs. Blasko from Scranton PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just the Basics Please...1st Grade Necessities

Help me give my students pencils, markers, crayons, and folders for our daily learning activities.

  • $456 goal

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My Students

My students come from very diverse households and economic backgrounds, but they have many common traits--they are inquisitive, imaginative, eager to learn, funny, caring, and kind. Once they are in the classroom it’s time to get to work. There are times when they are working at something that seemed so difficult to them at first and then it happens . . . they get it! There is nothing more rewarding than the look of accomplishment on a first grade child's face. It’s my goal to provide each and every one of them with the very best first grade experience possible.

My Project

My students love learning and will use these Dixon Ticonderoga Tri-Write Pencils, Crayola Regular and Construction Paper Crayons, Boao Dry Erase Markers, Elmer's Glue Sticks and the Take Home and Classwork folders on a daily basis. These supplies are the basics for learning and sometimes their importance is overlooked.

My first graders love to write and illustrate their stories with Crayola Regular and Construction Paper Crayons - the vibrant colors bring their stories to life!

They are so proud to display their work for all to see.

We use the Dixon Ticonderoga Tri-Write Pencils without erasers. This teaches my first graders to slow down and think about what they want to write and leads to much fewer mistakes. Writing time is a favorite time of our day.

We have a flexible seating classroom and don't use desks so we organize our work in folders. The Fun Express Classwork Pocket Folders will be a great help with this. We will use the Laminated Take Home Pocket Folders for taking home notices, classwork, and homework.

We also use mini dry erase boards on a regular basis. Having Dry Erase Markers with Erasers on the caps will be so helpful. My first graders will easily write and more putting down the pen, picking up the eraser, picking the pen back up.

All of these supplies are basic, but so necessary.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola 52-1617 Class Pack Crayola Construction Paper Crayons, 25 ea. of 16 Colors, 400/Set • Amazon Business $55.79 1 $55.79
Laminated Paper Take Home Pocket Folders • Amazon Business $12.70 4 $50.80
Dixon Ticonderoga Laddie Tri-Write Triangular Shaped Intermediate #2 Pencils Without Erasers, Yellow (13044) (2-Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
Crayola Broad Line Washable Markers, Classpack Bulk Markers, 200 Count • Amazon Business $48.55 1 $48.55
Fun Express Classwork Pocket Folders - 12 Pieces • Amazon Business $10.27 4 $41.08
Boao 48 Pieces Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Erasers Cap Whiteboard Markers for School Office Home use, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Crayola BIN528008 Crayon Classpack, Regular Size, 8 Colors, Pack of 800 • Amazon Business $36.24 1 $36.24
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.37 2 $30.74

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