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Mr. Sutton from Detroit MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Supplies for A New Year 2019-2020

Help me give my students basic supplies: pencils, crayons, cleaning supplies, markers for dry erase boards, washcloths for erasers.

  • $378 goal

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My Students

My students walk into my classroom every day full of life, ready to learn and excited for what is in store for them that day. I ask them, "Who is the best fourth/fifth grade class in the whole world?" and they reply, "We are!" I want them to know I believe in them and they can do and achieve anything. Basic supplies are very difficult for my students to buy to keep the learning going.

I teach at a Title I school in Detroit Public Schools where one hundred percent of my students receive free breakfast, lunch and a snack for dinner.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful.

My Project

My students come into our classroom with little or no school supplies to start the year off. I am asking for pencils, dry erase markers, washcloths to be used as dry erasers, crayons, folders, and chalk for my old classroom chalk boards. Cleaning supplies to keep the kids healthy in the classroom throughout their year. Welcome back posters to encourage students to come back to school with a positive attitude.

Providing students with the necessary basic school supplies has a great impact on the students learning experience.

The pencils will help my students to complete daily assignment making sure that they are prepared and ready to write at any given time. We use dry erase markers in our Math lessons. They love using dry erase markers so they can erase and rewrite (it's like magic). During our writing units,​ students are required to jot down any ideas they may have for that unit. Folders will help keep the student's assignments and homework organized.

These supplies will be used to help my students have the best learning environment this year. With your help, my students will have enough supplies to last us through the year 2019-2020 school year.

Mr. Sutton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 6 Boxes, 72 Markers Total • Amazon Business $61.44 1 $61.44
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
Smead Two-Pocket Heavyweight File Folder, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 50 per Carton (87863) • Amazon Business $16.27 3 $48.81
Crayola Crayons Bulk, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $30.60 1 $30.60
AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - 48 Pack • Amazon Business $22.54 1 $22.54
Eureka Snoopy Back to School Classroom Decorations, Happiness is A Pile of Leaves Bulletin Board Sets, 18''x0.1''x28'', 26 pc. • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
Cedar Markers Liquid Chalk Markers - 12 Pack with Free 40 Chalkboard Labels - Neon Color Pens Including Gold and Silver Ink. Reversible Bullet and Chisel Tip and A Brand New Revolutionary Cap. • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4X80ct),Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Burcan Welcom Back to School Burlap Banner • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pencil Top Eraser Caps Arrowhead Assorted Colors in Bulk Pack of 150 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Winco PPL-3G Cleaning Bucket, 3-Quart, Green Soap Solution • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lysol All Purpose Cleaner, Lemon Breeze, 32 Fl Oz(Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98

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