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Mr. Palmer from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Students, New Classroom, New Teacher!

Help me give my students every tool they need to succeed in the classroom without adding the extra pressure on low socioeconomic families.

  • $986 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are part of the public school system where a vast majority come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Each day my students come in my classroom with outside challenges in their lives.

What makes my students amazing is that despite these outside challenges they come to class everyday with a focus to excel beyond what is considered average or the norm.

The hunger they have to step up to success and leap towards new heights is inspiring! I wouldn't be writing this if I didn't feel that these students need more than just a stagnant classroom environment. They need a home away from home that will foster a energized environment that isn't rows of chairs and desks.

My Project

The project above is the basic necessities needed for the rest of the school year, such as pencils, glue, and folders. These supplies will allow students to have the tools needed to perform in the classroom without the extra burden on low socioeconomic families.

Many activities have students in cooperative learning style groups working on projects.

The supplies will allow zero second thoughts on "I don't have", and focus on what needs to be completed. Often supplies from the start of the year run low by the end of January. Many of these projects that will be using these supplies rely on students' building background knowledge followed by compare and contrasting.

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Mr. Palmer
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 138 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, Class Pack, 576 pencils in box by Madisi • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
AmazonBasics 3-Shelf Shelving Storage Unit, Metal Organizer Wire Rack, Chrome Silver (23.2L x 13.4W x 30H) • Amazon Business $37.66 2 $75.32
Cezan Colored Pencils Bulk, 12 Assorted Colors (Pack of 30), Pre-sharpened, 360 Colored Pencils for Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
TOPS Easel Pad, 27 x 35 Inch, 3-Hole Punched, 50 Sheets, White (79011) • Amazon Business $28.56 2 $57.12
AmazonBasics 6 Cube Grid Wire Storage Shelves, Black • Amazon Business $27.27 2 $54.54
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - Crisp Lemon, 70 Count Each (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $11.97 4 $47.88
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $30.37 1 $30.37
Lockways Cork Board Bulletin Board, Double Sided Corkboard 36 x 24 Inch, Notice Board 3 x 2, Silver Aluminium Frame • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $25.37 1 $25.37
Metal Bookend, Economy Nonskid Heavy Duty Bookends for Shelves Office Black 6.69 x 4.9 x 4.3in, 7 Pair/14 Piece • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
ProAid Mesh Office Desktop Accessories Organizer, Desk File Organizer with 3 Paper Trays and 1 Vertical Upright Compartment, Black • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
PAG 5-Tier Mesh Desktop File Organizer Mail Sorter Literature Magazine Holder, Black • Amazon Business $22.59 1 $22.59
Juvale 20-Pack Motivational & Inspirational Quotes Posters for Teachers, Classroom & Office, 13 x 19 Inches • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
King Props LLC Business Wall Art, Office Motivational Sign with Easel Backer Stand, Inspirational Wall Art Decor 11''x17'' • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Simple Trending 5-Trays Desk File Organizer Vertical Document Letter Tray Wall File Holder with Drawer Organizer for Office Home, Chrome • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
24x36 World Classic Elite Wall Map Mural Poster Laminated • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
Scissors Bulk 20-Pack, Taotree 8" Multipurpose Scissors, Soft Comfort-Grip Handles Stainless Steel Sharp Scissors for School Office Home, High/Middle School Classroom Class Scissors Supplies • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Expo Block Eraser 81505 Dry Erase Whiteboard Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 W x 1 1/4 H - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
7 Rules of Life Motivational Poster - Printed on Premium Cardstock Paper - Sized 11 x 14 Inch - Perfect Print For Bedroom or Home Office • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Sticky Notes 7 Bright Color Lined Sticky Notes Self-Stick Notes 3 in x 3 in, 80 Sheets/Pad, 14 Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $5.56 2 $11.12
AmazonBasics Hanging Organizer File Folders - Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics DSN-02950 Mesh Desk Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pendaflex Two-Tone Color File Folders, Letter Size, Assorted Colors (Bright Green, Yellow, Red, Blue), 1/3-Cut Tabs, Assorted, 36 Pack (03086) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $2.39 3 $7.17
Sharpie 38250PP Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count, Standard Packaging • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Carson Dellosa Editing/Proofreading Marks Stickers (168073) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

Materials cost

$736.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$60.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$837.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.83

Total project goal

$985.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$985.52

2 Donors

-$985.52

Donations toward project cost

-$837.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.83

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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