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Mr. Bear from Camden NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Mr. Bear's Classroom Pop!

My students need a whiteboard with markers, storage bins, highlighters, paper, and other general supplies to make my classroom one focused on hands-on learning and original creations!

  • $478 goal

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My Students

Powerful, passionate, full of hope and promise, that is what living in an urban community is like to my students. Thoughts of hunger. fear and lack of options are not tolerated in my classroom. With 1,600 students in all, our Title I student body has an extended school day as well as a extended school year. The many students in my school may come from humble means, but still have the hope we all do: to go to college and have a rich and full life.

My Project

I am hoping some great donors will come forward and help be assist my students with supplies to make my classroom one that go to the next level.

From highlighters, to markers, white boards and maps, these hands-on learning tools give my kids (all 125) the ability to really make meaningful projects that will inspire each other (and me too).

My students have two courses, World History and Introduction to Business. My History students travel through time from the big bang through what possibilities exists for tomorrow. In Business the students learn how contracts, companies, employers and employers make the world function. Both courses offer project based learning that focuses on rigor, writing and creativity.

It is my hope that these vital tools get into my students hands quickly! Thank you so very much for your help in creating my students' work space!

Mr. Bear
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quartet Classic Whiteboard, Silver Aluminum Frame, 3'W x 2'H (S533) • Staples Advantage $48.99 2 $97.98
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Value Pack, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $6.45 7 $45.15
Storage Bins, 10 X 12 5/8 X 7 3/4, 4 Gallon, Assorted Color, Plastic • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
Mohawk 100% Recycled Color Copy Paper, TABLOID-Size, 96/104+ US/Euro Brightness, 28 Lb., 17"H x 11"W, 500 Sheet/Rm • Staples Advantage $42.49 1 $42.49
Pacon The Heavy Poster Board, 22" x 28", Assorted Neon Colors, 25 Sheets (PAC53051) • Staples Advantage $38.99 1 $38.99
Westcott School Rulers, 12" Wood with Binder Holes • Staples Advantage $1.29 25 $32.25
Staples Mesh File Cube, Black, 10 3/4"H x 13 1/2W x 13 1/2"D • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Rand McNally World Wall Map, World, 32" Width x 50" Height • Staples Advantage $19.99 1 $19.99
Staples Perforated Notepad, Wide Ruled, White, 8 1/2" x 11 3/4", 50 Sheets/Pad, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.16 2 $12.32
Expo Dry-Erase Cleaner, 8 oz. (81803) • Staples Advantage $2.24 4 $8.96

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