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Mrs. Ellis from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Start Off the School Year Right!

My students need classroom materials to help them begin the new school year with a smile on their face.

  • $467 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How would you like to see a class who loves to learn? Well let me introduce you to my class. My students are enthusiastic eager learners who live in an impoverished neighborhood.

I work at a school in a high poverty area.

People always ask me,"Why do you teach there?" My response is, "I am needed there most." I always want to make my students feel like they can make a difference. "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."~Benjamin Franklin

These students don't accept defeat. Their goal is success. Whether it is reading or math they try their hardest to reep the rewards of what they learned.

My Project

Can you imagine students starting off the year without having to worry about school materials?

Some of my students don’t even come to school with bookbag.

During my last year of school, I had to watch as students would ask other classmates to borrow stuff because they couldn’t they didn’t have it. These would be the same students who would ask me for an extra breakfast each morning because they were still hungry.

For the new school year, I want to change that. I want all my students to have the materials they need to begin the new school. Simple things like pencils, scissors, glue, crayons and erasers will put a smile on my students faces as soon as they walk through the door. I want them to know that even though they are in a high poverty area that when they come to school, they have everything they need to learn.

Crayons and colored pencils will be used to create beautiful artwork to go along with stories they have read in class. Scissors and glue would be used to create fantastic art projects that the students can create. Every class needs pencils and a sharpener to sharpen those pencils. This will help them use their phenomenal minds to write. Contact paper will be used to preserve notebooks and folders so they will have longevity. The pencil pouch will hold the pencils, crayons, scissors, glue sticks and dry erase markers that the students use as tools for their lessons.

Learning materials are important because they can significantly increase student achievement by supporting student learning. If they have the supplies and materials that they need, they will be able to succeed in school.

Mrs. Ellis
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WODISON 18-Packs Clear 3 Ring Pencil Pouch School Classroom Binder Pocket Case Office Stationery Bag • Amazon Business $32.99 2 $65.98
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $39.41 1 $39.41
18 Roll Variety Pack of Decorative Duct Style Tape! (6 Polka-dot + 6 Chevron + 6 Colorful Camouflage) • Amazon Business $31.89 1 $31.89
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 24 Packs of 24 ct., Classpack • Amazon Business $30.68 1 $30.68
Con-Tact 05F-C7R100-12 Brand Clear Adhesive Protective Liner Covering for Books and Documents, 13.5-Inches x 5-Feet • Amazon Business $5.98 5 $29.90
AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse (Black) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
JM-capricorns 36pcs 9 x 4-1/2 inches Waterproof Plastic Double Layer Zipper File Bags Invoice pouches Bill Bag Pencil Pouch Pen Bag ( 6 Color) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Westcott 5" School Pack of Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection, Blunt, Assorted Colors (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $17.56 1 $17.56
iPoint Heavy Duty School Sharpener • Amazon Business $17.26 1 $17.26
AmazonBasics Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers - Chisel Tip - 12 Pack (Black) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets (6555) • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
Swingline Stapler, Optima 40, 40 Sheet Capacity, Low Force, Compact, Black/Silver (87842) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Swingline Staples, Optima, Premium, 1/4 Length, Jam Free, 210/Strip, 3750/Box, 1 Box (35556) • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58

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