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Mrs. Heyward from Spartanburg SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just the Basics...

Help me give my students basic supplies of pencils, markers and erasers to help them create various organizers.

  • $385 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2019.

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My Students

The 4th grade teachers at Cleveland Academy of Leadership are lucky to have amazing students year after year. We serve a large community of learners with various needs from various ethnicities and backgrounds. We have the privilege of teaching diverse classes filled with students from all walks of life.

We have a little more than 500 student in our school and all of them receive free breakfast and the majority of the students are on free and/ or reduced lunch.

I have a class of twenty-one 9 and 10 year old boys and girls. The students in our school range from k-5th students.

It is not uncommon to come into our classroom and see glue, scissors, and tape on our desks. That is because the students are given the opportunity to create meaningful graphic organizers that will allow them to manage the information they learn. By allowing students to arrange the content that they learn in a meaningful and creative way, students are able to retain the information better because they are not “just memorizing” a lot of facts.

My Project

Students in my class are very active learners and use technology in some way daily. Our classroom uses a hands on learning approach to help students retain information. They use dry erase boards to practice math problems, they use glue to create interactive notebooks, and we are always writing and need quality pencils and erasers to do so.

Since our school is in a poverty stricken area, students are unable to come to school with their basic necessities.

These supplies will be a valuable resource considering many are unable to bring their supplies to school. Not only will students be able to produce quality work with these basic supplies, but they will be able to come to school without stressing about how they will complete their work.

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

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $7.87 5 $39.35
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, 16 Packs of 12-Count, 192 pencils in box by Madisi • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack (804-24) • Amazon Business $27.50 1 $27.50
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 75 Each • Amazon Business $10.59 2 $21.18
Expo Dry Erase Whiteboard Cleaning Spray, 1 gal • Amazon Business $19.79 1 $19.79
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2X Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Large, 12 Count • Amazon Business $4.20 3 $12.60
Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, 10 Cubes, 52 Tissues per Cube • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Dry Erase Surface Cleaner, 8oz Spray Bottle [Set of 2] • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Crayola 24 Count Crayons (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
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 1 Box • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
iBenzer Basic 13.3" Neoprene Protective Laptop Case Sleeve Bag with Accessory Pocket for 13-13.3 Inch Laptop, MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Air 13, Turquoise, BG13TBL • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
iBenzer Basic 13.3" Neoprene Protective Laptop Case Sleeve Bag with Accessory Pocket for 13-13.3 Inch Laptop, MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Air 13, Wine Red, BG13WR • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
iBenzer Basic 13.3" Neoprene Protective Laptop Case Sleeve Bag with Accessory Pocket for 13-13.3 Inch Laptop, MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Air 13, Black BG13BK • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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