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Mrs. Ruegsegger from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Ruegsegger's First ELA Class

My students need composition notebooks, folders, and pencils in order to successfully engage in the curriculum.

  • $396 goal

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My Students

This is my first year teaching at our Magnet school, teaching the 8th grade ELA Trailblazers. I am taking over a classroom that has not had much success in the past, but have all the hope in the world that I can turn the reputation around. My classroom is sorely lacking in materials and decoration which I feel students would immensely benefit from.

My students are energetic, empathetic, and empowered, but haven't been given ample opportunity to show it.

I love that my students are determined and headstrong. I hope to help students successfully harness their strengths and assist with applying that to their writing.

My Project

My students are suffering from an 89% poverty rate. It is not guaranteed that they would be able to afford the supplies on their own, nor is there a guarantee that the district can provide these supplies. I myself am prepared to provide the supplies out of pocket if necessary, but also have 4 children of my own to support.

My students need these supplies to successfully pass my class.

Our curriculum is largely writing based, therefore my students each need a composition notebook, folder, and pencil. My students will use the mead composition notebooks daily doing journals and free-writes, and the pocket folders will come in use when handing out excerpts from the reproducible books.

Mrs. Ruegsegger
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" • $1.27 100 $127.00
School Grade Twin Pocket Folders - 100 Count • Teachers' School Supply $47.00 1 $47.00
Mailbox Storage Unit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.11 1 $33.11
DAILY READING COMPREHENSION GR 8 • Teachers' School Supply $32.88 1 $32.88
Evan-moor - Daily Language Review Gr 8 • Teachers' School Supply $21.99 1 $21.99
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Staples Pre-Sharpened Wood Pencils, No. 2, 48/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.86 2 $5.72
Figurative Language Reproducible • Teachers' School Supply $4.99 1 $4.99
The Pencil Grip Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser, Ergonomic Design, Soft, Dirt Resistant, Magnetic, Blue • Staples Advantage $1.49 2 $2.98

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