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Ms. Foster from Marion NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Materials to Help Underprivileged Students Climb to Success!

My students need basic materials to help them create and connect!

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The majority of my students come from a rural community with high poverty. Nearly 60% of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch. Many of my male students struggle to make connections between what they are asked to do in the classroom and what they see as "the real world." This disconnect often causes their lack of engagement in class and results in them falling behind their peers.

Although my students are economically disadvantaged, they are gifted with working man's hands and love being able to create and build.

They love to discover and shine when others notice their efforts. I want to take their talents and incorporate them into our English curriculum through the use of manipulatives. In this classroom we will build relationships and trust to help students discover their strengths which in turn will help them to be successful.

My Project

These materials such at the magnet strips and sticker paper will help my students interact with grammar by making it visible. They will be able to manipulate words and sentences to increase their writing and reading skills. The Vis A Vis markers will allow them to annotate passage of laminated text to deepen their analytical skills while the lamination allows me to use the resources with future groups.

Utilizing manipulatives will allow me to keep students hands busy while engaging their brains to help motivate them towards success.

This particular group of students have had very little success or motivation.

Ms. Foster
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnum Magnetics Corporation, Magnet Strip With Adhesive 100Ft Roll, (C060ASIA0.500N000001003GS) • Staples Advantage $32.99 1 $32.99
Staples Reinforced Fastener Folders, Letter, 3 Tab, Manila, 50/Box • Staples Advantage $31.49 1 $31.49
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3", Marrakesh Collection, 24 Pads/Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAN-CP) • Staples Advantage $29.99 1 $29.99
Swingline SmartTouch 3-Hole Punch, Low Force, 20 Sheet Punch Capacity • Staples Advantage $27.99 1 $27.99
Carson-Dellosa Word Strips Sentence Strips • Staples Advantage $5.49 5 $27.45
Staples Index Cards, 3" x 5", Ruled, Assorted Colors (40280) • Staples Advantage $3.59 6 $21.54
ACCO Loose Leaf Rings, Silver, 1" size, 100/Pk • Staples Advantage $21.09 1 $21.09
Staples 10573-CC Standard 1-Hole Punch, 5 Sheets/20 lb., Chrome • Staples Advantage $1.79 10 $17.90
Sentence Strips, Sturdy Tagboard, 1-1/2" Ruling, AST • Staples Advantage $7.74 2 $15.48
Oxford Color Coded Ruled Index Cards, 3 x 5, Assorted Colors, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $1.49 10 $14.90
Staples Sticker Paper, 8.5" x 11", White (70972) • Staples Advantage $14.29 1 $14.29
JAM Paper Full Page Labels, 8.5 x 11 Sticker Paper, Baby Pink, 10/pack (337628615) • Staples Advantage $12.95 1 $12.95
JAM Paper Full Page Labels, 8.5 x 11 Sticker Paper, Orange, 10/pack (337628612) • Staples Advantage $12.95 1 $12.95
JAM Paper Full Page Labels, 8.5 x 11 Sticker Paper, Neon Yellow, 10/pack (337628611) • Staples Advantage $12.95 1 $12.95
JAM Paper Full Page Labels, 8.5 x 11 Sticker Paper, Neon Green, 10/pack (337628609) • Staples Advantage $12.95 1 $12.95
JAM Paper Full Page Labels, 8.5 x 11 Sticker Paper, Neon Pink, 10/pack (337628614) • Staples Advantage $12.95 1 $12.95
JAM Paper Full Page Labels, 8.5 x 11 Sticker Paper, Blue, 10/pack (337628605) • Staples Advantage $12.95 1 $12.95
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21003 / 22003) • Staples Advantage $12.37 1 $12.37
Staples 26637 2-Hole Punch, 28 Sheet Capacity • Staples Advantage $12.29 1 $12.29
Chenille Kraft Jumbo Chenille Neon Pipe Cleaners, 12" x 0.3"236.2 mil, 100/Pk, Assorted • Staples Advantage $3.99 3 $11.97
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Value Pack, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $5.89 2 $11.78
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Assorted, 400 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.89 2 $11.78
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Neon Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $10.69 1 $10.69
Pacon Sentence Strips, White • Staples Advantage $2.49 3 $7.47
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.77 1 $6.77
Dixie 9" White Paper Plates, 100/Pack (WNP910100) • Staples Advantage $6.29 1 $6.29
Officemate Round Prong Fasteners, 1" Shank, Brass, 100/Box • Staples Advantage $3.99 1 $3.99
Officemate Round Prong Brass-Plated Fasteners, 1/2" Shank, Brass, 100/Box • Staples Advantage $2.59 1 $2.59

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