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Mr. Obidi from Richmond CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mistake Zone Materials 19-20

Help me give my students peace of mind when learning, to know they have enough graphing paper to show their work as precise as they can, practice work on white boards and practice their coordination with Kendamas.

  • $532 goal

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My Students

I have 90 bright seventh graders who come to school each day ready to learn. This group of 7th graders is laser-focused on improving their understanding of math concepts. Many families have been together for years at previous schools and I want them to continue growing their learning together.

These students come in with a growth mindset, knowing that learning may not be easy, but it is worth it and that they will learn.

I want to give them the tools to learn as best they can!

My Project

Students in my class love showing their work on graph paper and practicing math on white boards. Having Expo dry erase markers will help students show work that will not stay permanently and is easy to erase. They can write on their desks and erase their work when they finish.

When my students do not have to worry about finding a pencil, they can focus on their learning.

This is why I am requesting the Seagull Pencils Pack. Something my students love is playing Kendama, which is a Japanese skill toy which promotes hand eye coordination, a growth mindset and community building.

Each topic we cover in math class has a project students do to tie our learning to the real world. Having Riverside Poster Paper will allow students to not have to buy them on their own, and can use their Crayola Markers to show their full creativity.

When students get sick or need to clean a mess, it helps to have a pack of Kleenex ready so they do not need to make a trip all the way to the bathroom to blow their nose or get something to clean with. This helps keep the flow of learning in the classroom.

Mr. Obidi
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kleenex Trusted Care Facial Tissues, 18 Flat Boxes, 190 Tissues per Box, 190 Count (Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, School Supplies, 16 Bold Colors, 256 Count • Amazon Business $56.88 1 $56.88
Pencils Pre-sharpened No. 2 144/box 4 Boxes of 144 New Improved Eraser • Amazon Business $39.89 1 $39.89
Riverside Paper 104225 White Poster Board, 22 x 28, 100 Sheets/Carton • Amazon Business $35.95 1 $35.95
Krom Kendama - KAMO Purple • Amazon Business $33.95 1 $33.95
Sweets Kendamas Prime Pro Model Kendama - Sticky Paint, Hardwood Maple, Extra String Accessory Bundle (Christian Fraser) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
AmazonBasics Graph Ruled Loose Leaf Filler Paper, 100 Sheet, 11 x 8.5 Inch, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $9.50 3 $28.50
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $20.31 1 $20.31
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 16 Count • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61

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