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Mrs. Kuhn from Akron OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Eat Pencils and Post Its!

Help me give my students markers, charts, post-it notes, pencils, and a pencil sharpener.

  • $591 goal

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My Students

As a middle school reading teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. I teach students who are low in reading to bring them up to their correct level. I also teach one class of honors students who are trying to better themselves and get high school credits done early. They are hardworking students who have had some gaps in their education and have difficult home lives.

My Project

I saw a poster once somewhere where the jist of it was your student may have forgotten a pencil but they got their little brother fed and ready for school today. They did laundry for their family so they had clean uniforms for school. Sometimes bringing a pencil to class is something they are not thinking about. That being said it has been a struggle to keep my students in pencils. I try to collect them daily after each class but some ask to keep them for the day because other teachers don’t provide them. How can I say no?

The other items on my wish list are something that I never thought would work.

In any lesson if I include post it notes for them to answer on or give me their thoughts they are beyond excited and engaged! The chart paper will be used to make interactive charts where they can answer questions or give their feedback!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 120 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bostitch Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener, 6/Carton • $114.74 1 $114.74
Post-it Notes, 1 1/2" x 2", Marseille Collection, 24 Pads/Pack (653-24APVAD) • $12.74 4 $50.96
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16/pk (81045) • $21.50 2 $43.00
Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 24/Pack (1978998) • $37.44 1 $37.44
Quill Brand Easel Pad Flip Chart, Plain, 27" x 34", 50 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads/Box (72044250) • $36.99 1 $36.99
Post-it Notes Value Pack, 1 1/2" x 2", Canary Yellow, 24 Pads/Pack (653-24VAD-B) • $11.72 3 $35.16
Sharpie Flip Chart Water Based Markers, Bullet Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (22480) • $8.07 4 $32.28
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36/Box • $31.49 1 $31.49
Dixon Oriole Grade #2 Smooth Wood Case Pencil, 144/Box, Yellow • $29.74 1 $29.74
Kraft Paper with 30 lbs. Basis Weight 12"Wx1,200'L • $21.17 1 $21.17
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted Fashion Colors, 24/pk (75846) • $18.27 1 $18.27
Crayola 58-8173 Poster Marker, Chisel Tip, Assorted • $6.96 2 $13.92

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