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Mrs. Rinaldi from Stamford CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Learners Need Basic Supplies

Help me give my students basic supplies such as pencil boxes, dry erase and chart markers, craft trays, laminating pouches, paint sticks and diffusing paper.

  • $239 goal

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My Students

I have been blessed with 22 curious, eager, and hard working Kindergartners. Our school is a Title I Magnet School in an urban setting where over 60 percent of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. My students come from diverse backgrounds, economic situations, and family dynamics.

Half of my class come from homes where English is not their first language and many are not exposed to the English language outside of the school setting.

However, my students come to school each and every day ready to learn, work hard and actively participate in all subject areas. Simply put, they enjoy the wonders of learning!

My Project

My students absolutely love to participate in creative activities. They are always asking to make new projects and use fun materials. Unfortunately, some of the materials used to complete those projects have quickly been consumed.

Without the appropriate resources, my students are not able to share their learning creatively.

The items requested in this project will give my students the opportunity to have supplies readily available as well as organized. The pencil boxes will be used to create project tool boxes which would store their scissors, glue sticks and crayons. The dry erase markers would be used during small group instruction to create quick illustrations and writing responses. The craft trays would help my students keep their craft materials safe and organized while working on their projects. The paint sticks, chart markers and diffusing paper have been very popular in our classroom and we no longer have any available. These items would definitely excite my students once again if they were to be restocked!

Thank you for considering our project and supporting our learning!

Mrs. Rinaldi
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
1InTheoffice Pencil Box, Translucent Clear (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.69 2 $17.38
BX532 - Easy-Clean Craft Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Apache Laminating Pouches, 5 mil (5mil, Letter, 100 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 2 Packs of 8 Total of 16 Markers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
TS997 - Kwik Stix™ Tempera Painters - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
Avery 5567 Print/Write-On Hanging Tabs, 1/5 Tab, 2 1/16, White (Pack of 90) • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
Roylco R2442 Color Diffusing Leaves - 6 inches - Pack of 80 Includes 4 Shapes • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Arizona GameCo Alphabet Slap Jack ~ a Fun Preschool ABC Letter Learning Card Game ~ Kids Learn Upper/Lowercase Letter Recognition and Letter Sounds While Playing a Fun Card Game • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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