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Mrs. Rivera from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Knick Knacks and Things We Need!

My students need pencils, erasers, highlighters, markers and headphones to get through the day actively learning.

  • $273 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 8 and 9-year-old, inner city students. Fifty percent are English Second Language Learners and all of them work hard! We are a family and they are excited to come, learn, and grow. This year, our school goal is to be a model urban school. Each and every day will be spent learning and experiencing new concepts and ideas. Our community is very appreciative of all we do for them and this is one project that must be brought to fruition!

Our inner city school district finds it difficult to compete with surrounding wealthy towns.

Our state is one of the wealthiest in the country; however, our district is also one of the poorest. One hundred percent of our 22,000 students receive free lunch. This is a strong indicator of the economic pressures our families and our students face every day. This year alone we lost social workers, guidance counselors, literacy coaches, and staff. These projects are essential in making up the resources that we are desperately lacking. Thank you in advance for your support!

My Project

As the school year closes, I am SOOOO proud of my students! Almost 70 percent made 2 to 3 years of growth in reading! Yes! We are working hard and their scores proved it! They worked every single day. The read, and wrote and worked in groups! They did hours on hours of homework and all of their hard work paid off!

But the supplies also dwindled, as students grabbed and used pencils, highlighters, markers, erasers and the like!

They have wiped out the classroom supply! They have wiped the shelves bare! But those supplies were well worth the result. When I reviewed their scores with them they jumped for joy. Yes some of them are still below grade level, as they have to repeat the same effort for a few years to come. But I have showed them that when they work hard they get the reward.

So now as I plan for next year and go through the cabinets, I see what we need and I hope to reach my most precious and beloved donors to again help where they always have and WITH the guarantee that my students will respond under my guidance with hard work, effort and results! What a team!

Mrs. Rivera
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Koss UR10 On Ear Headphone • $9.99 9 $89.91
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • $16.99 3 $50.97
Dixon Pencil Wedge Cap Erasers, Pink, 144/Box • $7.64 3 $22.92
Quill Brand Highlighters Chisel Point, Fluorescent Yellow, 1 Dozen • $6.99 3 $20.97
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Elastomer Compound Eraser, Large, 12/pk (70521) • $6.79 2 $13.58

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