You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $371 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Gaines
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Leading Merits To Success!

My students need general classroom supplies including: pencils, notebook paper, highlighters, and marker-board materials.

My Students

My students need classroom materials in order to be successful! These supplies include pencils, notebook paper, highlighters, and marker-board materials. Often, students come to class without the essential tools they need to succeed! Providing these items allows for their best chance of success!

My students are very energetic and creative!

They aren’t just your average middle school students; they are so much more! They are leaders! Besides math, my students are learning the “7 Habits of Success” through a new program targeted at schools with diverse populations, entitled The Leader in Me. Seeing their growth each day is truly inspiring. I stay proactive with my instruction and try to inspire student involvement. I reached out to our Family Resource Center for help. However, due to the large number of students not equipped with supplies, it’s difficult for my students to be successful!

My Project

These basic resources in my classroom will be used to ensure the success of all students in my class. The paper (copy paper, notebook paper) will be used for numerous copies and note-taking for class. The double- sided, dry-erase boards will be used for board races. What are board races? Board races are a form of drill and practice. I’ve found this to be a very useful technique that engages the whole classroom in discussion. The backside of the board has an x and y axis. I love using marker-boards when I’m teaching graphing because it’s a great way to quickly formatively assess students. Highlighters are useful when students are learning a new concept. Unfortunately, most of my supply has dried out and they need to be replaced. Giving students these essential tools to succeed makes all the difference in the classroom.

By having these donations, my students will no longer have to worry about not doing well, simply because they do not have the tools to succeed.

I’m trying to inspire my students to be leaders and mathematicians! By funding these essential classroom materials, it will enable my students to be successful in-and-out of the classroom.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Copy Paper, LETTER-Size, 92/104 US/Euro Brightness, 20 lb., 8 1/2" x 11", 1 Case, 10 Reams, 5,000 sheets • Staples Advantage $31.25 2 $62.50
Expo Original Fine Point Dry-Erase Marker, Black, 12/Pack • Staples Advantage $12.99 3 $38.97
BIC Brite Liner Grip Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 24/Box • Staples Advantage $15.49 2 $30.98
MMF Industries Steelmaster Adjustable Steel Book Rack, Black, 8 13/16"H x 15"W x 11"D • Staples Advantage $27.99 1 $27.99
Write N Wipe Board Class Set XY Axis • Nasco $26.95 1 $26.95
Retractable Tape Measure • Nasco $0.67 35 $23.45
Mini Eraser • Nasco $0.61 35 $21.35
Staples Pre-Sharpened Wood Pencils, No. 2, 48/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.31 6 $13.86
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pencil Cap Erasers, Pink, 144/Bx • Staples Advantage $9.99 1 $9.99
Staples Filler Paper, College Ruled, 8 1/2" x 11", 400 Sheets • Staples Advantage $4.57 2 $9.14
Paper Mate Stick Pens, Medium Point, Red, Dozen • Staples Advantage $2.69 3 $8.07

Materials cost

$273.25

Vendor shipping charges

$7.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.51

Total project goal

$370.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$370.04

3 Donors

-$184.14

Donations toward project cost

-$158.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.12

match offer

-$184.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$156.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by #BestSchoolDay and 3 other donors.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Paducah","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3483693],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"KY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1910027,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/leading-merits-to-success/1910027/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":110,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Gaines","authorIds":{"3483693":{"owner":"Ms. Gaines","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1910027],"proposalHash":"-478269211","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3483693_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1457549752921","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20726260,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzUxMzQ3OQ==","MzUxMTg3Ng==","MzUxMTQyMw==","MzQ4ODg1Mw=="],"teacherId":3483693,"schoolCounty":"McCracken","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"KY","name":"Kentucky"}}