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Ms. Matalavage from Rochester NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lets Begin the School Year Prepared

Help me give my students all of the supplies they need to begin the school year prepared to succeed. All of these materials enable my co teacher and I to use small groups within instruction.

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My Students

Hello friends. This is my second year as a classroom teacher. I am working in a 5th grade bilingual classroom as a special education teacher. I am finding that I need to buy a lot of materials for my students using my own money. I would really appreciate if you would donate, even just a few dollars to help help my students have the education that they deserve. Any amount is appreciated.

For this project specially I’m looking for school supplies.

A lot of my students and their families do not have the money to buy the supplies needed for the academic year.

A little about my students - There are 30 students in total. They are all very nice and smart kids that want to achieve their dreams. Unfortunately, many of them come from low income households. This means that they financial support.

I am trying to support them as much as I can, but I am finding it challenging to do so with just my own money. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

My Project

Hello I am creating this project to help prepare my new students reach academic success this year. Unlike last year, I have a bigger class full of 30 learners this year. I am very excited to begin my new journey and am hoping to help supply my students with all of the materials needed to help them succeed. I have already began to shop and move in, but have realized that student supplies cost a lot of money. I am asking for some support. I really want to begin the school year off right. Any amount is greatly appreciated !

Ms. Matalavage
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
U Brands Dry Erase Student Boards, Double Sided, Ruled and Plain, 12" x 9", 10-Pack • Staples Advantage $33.69 3 $101.07
Staples 1 Subject Notebook, 8" x 10.5", Wide Ruled, 70 Sheets, Assorted, 6/Pack (11667M) • Staples Advantage $9.69 10 $96.90
EXPO Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36/Pack (1921061) • Staples Advantage $49.29 1 $49.29
Oxford 2-Pocket Presentation Folders, Assorted Colors, 25/Box (OXF 57513) • Staples Advantage $19.59 2 $39.18
Post-it Super Sticky Tabletop Easel Pad with Dry Erase Surface, 20" x 23", White (563DE) • Staples Advantage $20.28 1 $20.28

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