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Mrs. Couture from Chicopee MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Start Off WRITE!

Help me give my students dry erase boards, glue, markers, and clipboards to help them be succesful this school year!

  • $166 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are unique! They come from all walks of life and get intermingled in one small room. They face challenges both in and outside the classroom, at home and at school. As a low income district, we try to differentiate and make learning more fun for the students to keep them involved.

The students bring something new to the table each day when they set their little feet within my classroom.

We are a neighborhood school, so that means most students walk to school and spend most of their day here until their parents get home from work!

My Project

These materials will make a difference in my students lives because they are small, fundamental materials that my classroom is in need of.

My students need the ability to have flexible seating to create imaginative writings.

With clipboards, my students will be able to move around the classroom and work in an environment and space that is comfortable for their needs. Right now my students work on the floor and you can see that they are in need of a sturdy base to write on.

These amazing first graders need dry erase lap boards. This will help them to come to circle time and be able to work while the teacher is talking about new subjects.

Two other important necessities are markers and glue. My students need too be able to express themselves through different mediums. They need to be able to create pictures and artwork to go along with their fabulous writinfs!

My first graders deserve to have an equal chance to get to thrive and succeed!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flipside Melamine Dry-Erase Whiteboards, 1' x 1', 24/Pack (24912) • Quill.com $44.19 1 $44.19
Quill Brand Hardboard Clipboard, Letter Size, 9" x 12-1/2", Tan (22097-QCC) • Quill.com $1.86 20 $37.20
Elmer's Washable School Glue, Gallon • Quill.com $20.39 1 $20.39
Mr. Sketch Scented Water Based Markers, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (1905069) • Quill.com $7.34 1 $7.34

Materials cost

$109.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.84

Total project goal

$165.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$165.60

3 Donors

-$142.66

Donations toward project cost

-$140.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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