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Mrs. Dockett-Giles from Beltsville MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just the Basics

Help me give my students my student's basic supplies such as paper, dry-erase markers, glue, and markers.

  • $309 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another." -Marva Collins

Every day, my kids walk into my classroom so full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day.

They come from various cultures and economic statuses. My kids love to read and write. They just need the ​"write" tools. I want to give them the resources to read, write, draw, and to be as creative as they can be!

Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best, "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

My goal as an educator is to teach and provide the resources for my students to reach their given potential, in order for them to change the world.

My Project

These materials will help my students become successful readers, writers, scientists, mathematicians, and lifelong learners because they will be provided with the things they need to encourage and engage them in their learning experiences. They won't have to worry about having the basic supplies (pencils, dry erase markers, and paper) necessary to be successful. These supplies are essential for students. Without pencils, glue, and markers, my scholars cannot show me their learning. These materials will help my students become successful readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists and so much more.

My scholars will come to class and have resources ready for them to use.

These donations will help my scholars reach for the stars.

Mrs. Dockett-Giles
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $40.73 1 $40.73
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids 5” Scissors, Blunt, 6 Pack (16454) • Amazon Business $4.82 4 $19.28
Smead Two-Pocket Heavyweight File Folder, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 50 per Carton (87863) • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
AmazonBasics Easy Cover Address Labels for laser/Inkjet Printers, White, 2 x 4 Inch Label, 1,000 Labels • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4X80ct),Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 6 Rolls with Dispenser, Clear, 1.88 inches x 800 inches, 1.5 inch Core, Great for Packing, Shipping & Moving (142-6) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
AmazonBasics Correction Tape, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics Dry-Erase Whiteboard Eraser - 8-Pack • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Charles Leonard Pencil Eraser Caps, Latex Free, Assorted Colors, 144/Box (71544) • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55

Materials cost

$198.31

Vendor shipping charges

$18.76

State sales tax

$11.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$261.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.22

Total project goal

$308.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$308.16

2 Donors

-$142.60

Donations toward project cost

-$135.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$149.22

Match offers toward project cost

-$126.84

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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