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Mrs. Mackin from Sacramento CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mark'em Up Kits for Students

Help me give my students the opportunity to each use the same colors of highlighters while annotating articles, projects, and working in collaborative groups. We will be able to replace some of the broken tape dispensers too!

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are refugees, immigrants, homeless, foster youth - the poorest of the poor in our city. Our school is one of the lowest performing in the state, yet teachers, administrators, and staff are working to improve the learning conditions and change the culture on campus, and our students are getting on board

The equipment we have is outdated and new technology is hard to come by.

I have had to purchase some of my own equipment but I need more!

My Project

After seeing how some of the other teachers on campus use color coded notations and strategies, I would like to be able to provide each student a set of highlighters to be used in class.

The students will be able to use the same color of annotation as I do and will not have to share markers, which can be difficult for students who are still learning the English language.

Currently, all the students share the same 5 colors in their table groups which can make it difficult to do annotations, especially if they cannot all use the same color strategies that I use due to the limited color selection. In addition, we will be able to replace some of the older and broken tape dispensers that we have for our interactive notebooking we do in Biology.

Mrs. Mackin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharpie 25009 Sanford Brands Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Pink, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.75 5 $38.75
Sterilite 17511712 6 Quart/5.7 Liter ClearView Latch Box, Clear with Sweet Plum Latches, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Sharpie 25026 Accent Tank-Style Highlighter, Fluorescent Green, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $6.78 5 $33.90
Sharpie 25010 Accent Tank-Style Highlighter, Fluorescent Blue, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $6.70 5 $33.50
Sharpie 25006 Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Orange, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $6.70 5 $33.50
Sharpie 25019 Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Lavender, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $6.21 5 $31.05
Sharpie Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, Box of 36 • Amazon Business $13.29 2 $26.58
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-ST) • Amazon Business $3.31 5 $16.55

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