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Mrs. Bartenstein from Hartford CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping It Organized

Help me give my students dividers, colored paper, and a 3 hole puncher.

  • $263 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are caring, smart, and hard-working. They are active participants in their own education. As a magnet school, we have a diverse student body. Over 50% of our students are living below the poverty line and struggle to attend school due to transportation, family obligations, or lack of basic physiological needs. Many students are English Language Learners while the rest of the student body comes from surrounding towns from various socioeconomic and racial backgrounds. Despite these challenges, we focus on creating pride and passion for achievement and to always transform obstacles into opportunities. This focus allows our diverse group of students the opportunity to develop skills and character needed to be responsible, respectful, and productive citizens in the global community.

My Project

Due to the fact that many of the students in the classroom come from a low socioeconomic background, it is a strain on many parents to buy school supplies. Unfortunately, the school's budget is not large enough to supply everything that the students and I need during the school day. With the funding of this project I will be able to provide my students with dividers for their binders that will keep them organized within the math classroom. Students' copies of resources and materials will be color-coded to assist in organization within their binders. In addition, the hole punch will allow them to put their work directly into the correct section rather than leaving it in the front pocket of the binder. Your donation will ensure that the students have the materials necessary to start the school year with all that they need.

When students do not have the proper materials they need to complete classwork their learning suffers.

The funding of this project will ensure that students can spend less time worrying about getting the school supplies and more time being organized and learning.

Mrs. Bartenstein
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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
Avery Big Tab Insertable Paper 5 Tab Dividers, Multicolor, Set (11109) • $1.79 30 $53.70
OfficeMate Deluxe 3-Hole Punch, 45 Sheet Capacity, Silver (90100) • $51.29 1 $51.29
Quill Brand 30% Recycled 8-1/2 x 11 Blue Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs., 500 sheets/RM (720559) • $13.94 2 $27.88
Quill Brand Brights 8-1/2 x 11 Green Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs., 500 Sheets/RM (722381) • $15.83 1 $15.83
Quill Brand Card Stock, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 250/Pack • $14.93 1 $14.93
Brights 24 lb. Colored Paper, Purple • $13.49 1 $13.49
Brights 24 lb. Colored Paper, Orange • $13.49 1 $13.49

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