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Ms. R. from Austin TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students

My students need these items. I work on a Title 1 school, and students don't have money to buy essential supplies, like pencils, notebook, erasers.

  • $441 goal

This project expired on February 8, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want all my students to pass their classes, trying as hard as they can. Coming to school with no supplies gives them an unsecure feeling of being unprepared and therefore their attitude is negative toward school and any subject related to school.

My students are all minority They come from all over the world.

They speak different languages, but they are very motivated to learn English. I personally bought books but their reading level is very low (about 1st /2nd /3rd/4th/5th grade). I need very basic reading and maybe some picture books where they will not feel defeated but instead victorious. I hope to get more books, but so far the school has no extra money, so I am also going to the library with them almost every week. They like to read but when all they have is a book with very hard words, I can see their eyes full of sadness. I wish I can get more books but my school doesn't have any extra money right now so I need to come up with good ideas for how to get what my students need.

My Project

I start my class with about 20 minutes reading, then I ask them to write a summary, and some students volunteer to share it with the class. Then while I teach, they take notes over the main topic, and they also summarize the lesson. Having even a few magazines will help center lessons around current issues! I like to write on the white board and use different colors, to attract their attention. I am also asking for basic supplies such as markers for my classroom to help with things like using the white board.

Most of my students come from a poor family.

I want to be there for them not only their teacher but also as a second family. I want to give them a good education and give them what they need in order to pass their class.

Ms. R.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tops Composition Notebooks College Ruled 100 Sheets, 5 Pack Assorted Colors • Amazon $19.99 10 $199.90
School Smart Electric Heavy-Duty Pencil Sharpener • Amazon $33.32 1 $33.32
School Smart Vertical Pencil Sharpener - 6 x 4 inches - Electric • Amazon $31.79 1 $31.79
iScholar Gross Pack Pencils, #2, Yellow, Box of 144 (33144) • Amazon $15.99 1 $15.99
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry Erase Markers, 12 Colored Markers(80699) • Amazon $9.16 1 $9.16
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Pen Style Markers, 12 Colored Markers (86603) • Amazon $8.42 1 $8.42
TIME For Kids - Grades K-1 - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • Time for Kids $4.01 2 $8.02
Expo Non-Toxic Green Whiteboard Cleaner 22 oz Spray Bottle (1752229) (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon $6.88 1 $6.88
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Cap Erasers (73015), Pack of 144 • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
EXPO Dry Erase Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 Width x 1 1/4 Height (81505) • Amazon $2.47 2 $4.94
TIME For Kids - Grades 3-4 - 24 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • Time for Kids $4.91 1 $4.91
TIME For Kids - Grade 2 - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • Time for Kids $4.91 1 $4.91
TIME For Kids - Grades 5-6 - 24 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • Time for Kids $4.91 1 $4.91

Materials cost

$339.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$374.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.09

Total project goal

$440.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$440.58

3 Donors

-$440.58

Donations toward project cost

-$374.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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