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Mrs. Sides from Deatsville AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New School Year + New Opportunities = 3rd Grade Success

My students need paper, pouches, whiteboard markers, and more to gear them towards success this year!

  • $329 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a second year teacher at a wonderful elementary school. I want to reach each and every student to find out what they want, and more importantly, need, to succeed.

I want to give access and availability to my students by exposing them to what they have not yet realized is out there, or use what what might be laying around to have the exact same effect.

Enriching their lives can be done in so many ways, and that is why I love and the donors that help make our kids' future brighter.

The is a Title 1 school in a rural community, but the students' minds and abilities are as capable and reaching as the students that are able to attend the finest private schools in the world.

My Project

All of these items are greatly needed this upcoming school year. My classroom is becoming self-contained, so I am needed to prepare for a room that will now teach math, science, and social studies. I am so excited to tackle these subjects, I just want to be fully prepared!

Using highlighters and dry erase markers on anything laminated has been proven a success!

My students last year loved the "fun" writing with the dry erase markers on desks or charts that are laminated and I am able to quickly assess their work. The highlighters really help each student focus on the most important sentence or idea or detail on their sheet or passage.

The colored paper is used weekly, if not daily, to send home important information to parents. This is to get their attention. I also use the colored paper to print invaluable sheets to have laminated for long-time use.

The paper and ink is an obvious need. I print out hand-outs, study guides, and self-created worksheets for my students and this is a great and important need.

Mrs. Sides
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, "Brights" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
Relay Multipurpose Copy Paper, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 5000 Sheets/10 Ream Case (013020C), Made In The USA • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Deskit Hot Thermal Laminating Pouches, Provide Durability, 3mil, 9 x 11 in. Laminating Sheets 150 pack • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Expo Dry Erase Whiteboard Cleaning Spray, 1 gal • Amazon Business $23.68 1 $23.68
Smart Ink Compatible Ink Cartridge Replacement for HP 950XL 951XL High Yield 4 Pack (Black&C/M/Y) Ink Cartridges High Capacity for HP Officejet 8100 8600 8610 8620 8630 8640 8660 8615 8625 251DW 276DW • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
June Gold 39 Assorted Colored Dry Erase Whiteboard Markers, 13 Unique Colors, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, Comfortable Grip & Vivid Lines • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Sharpie Chisel Tip Tank Style Highlighter, Fluorescent Yellow - Pack of 36 (1920938) • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Crayola 58-7858 Ultra-Clean Washable Broad Line Markers, 40-Count • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Better Office Products Sheet Protectors, 200 Piece • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
180PCS IFfree Eraser Caps Assorted Colors,Fun Color for Fun Learning NEW.Assorted Colors-Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Orange. • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
Ampad Evidence Quad Dual-Pad, Quadrille Rule, Letter Size (8.5 x 11.75), White, 100 Sheets per Pad (20-210) • Amazon Business $5.42 1 $5.42

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