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Ms. Mattena from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Looking Forward to a New School Year

Help me give my students art and basic classroom supplies for the upcoming school year.

  • $427 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love my students! I am amazed every day at how awesome my students are.

They are on time, ready to learn, and so smart.

My school is in a low-income area of the city with about ninety-two percent of our students at the poverty level. My students are ethnically diverse, hardworking, and enthusiastic about just about everything. My students love to learn and try new things. They work well together and take care of each other. We have built a great classroom community this year which I hope will carry over as they move to junior high next year.

My Project

It may seem strange looking forward, when your haven't yet reached the end, but that is what teachers do. At the end of the year, we start planning for the next, and with that comes the need for replenishing supplies.

I know this type of project doesn't have the whiz-bang of some of the others, but having the day to day supplies is what enables teachers to create the whiz-bang in our classrooms.

My students are amazing, but cannot always provide supplies from home. We need notebooks for math journals, card stock and printing foam for print making during art, and good pencils to be able to do our daily work. Having these basic (and some fun) supplies, being a student is less stressful and more fun.

Ms. Mattena
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead 9918 Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (73389) • Amazon Business $19.10 4 $76.40
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Six 24-Count Hang-Tab Boxes, Total 144 Pencils, Yellow (13924) (13924N) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
13519-0048 - Scratch-Art Scratch-Foam Board Pack - 9" x 12", Pkg of 48 • Blick Art Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Accent Design Paper Accents ADP99990 Super Value Variety Pack 6x6 300 Piece Cardstock • Amazon Business $15.79 2 $31.58
12611-1000 - Roylco Double Color Cardstock - 8" x 9", 100 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $13.51 2 $27.02
14203-1002 - Paper Accents Cardstock Stash Pack - Autumn, Pkg of 40 Sheets, 8-1/2" x 11" • Blick Art Materials $6.17 3 $18.51
14203-1004 - Paper Accents Cardstock Stash Pack - Ocean, Pkg of 40 Sheets, 8-1/2" x 11" • Blick Art Materials $6.17 3 $18.51
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Orange, Green, Blue, Pink, Yellow, 2X the Sticking Power, Great for Windows, Doors and Walls, Recyclable, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $15.73 1 $15.73
100 Sheets Kraft Greeting Card Stock - Half Fold Greeting Cards for Inkjet and Laser Printers, Printable Blank Note Cards, 8.5 x 5.5 Inches Folded • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
14203-1005 - Paper Accents Cardstock Stash Pack - Tea Party, Pkg of 40 Sheets, 8-1/2" x 11" • Blick Art Materials $6.17 2 $12.34
14203-1006 - Paper Accents Cardstock Stash Pack - Fruity, Pkg of 40 Sheets, 8-1/2" x 11" • Blick Art Materials $6.17 2 $12.34

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