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Ms. Coyne Gillespie from Boston MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Supplies for a New Year

Help me give my students new notebooks, markers, and supplies for a fresh start to the new year!

  • $345 goal

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My Students

I teach fourth and fifth-grade students with learning disabilities. My students are curious, clever, and kind. They love nonfiction texts and have been actively engaged in our unit about human rights. They recognize injustice, promote empathy, and strive to work as a team. They love books and math games that engage them with complex characters and problem-solving. They enjoy sharing their writing and celebrate one another for their bravery when they present in front of the class.

My students are reading and learning at a range of levels given their unique strengths and disabilities; creating a classroom environment and culture that ensures every student knows their full potential and feels challenged every day is critical.

Opportunities for hands-on learning, differentiation, and student exploration are essential for students' academic and personal growth.

Our school is the largest public elementary school in our area, offers a range of academic and social programs to support all students, and is committed to developing global citizens. Students are eager to learn and engage with the world around them through reading, writing, questioning, and problem-solving. I attended the school as a student, and it is a privilege to return as a teacher.

My Project

Happy New Year! As we settle into 2020, my students and I find our notebooks filling up, markers drying up, and supplies generally running low. These classroom basics will help us refresh our materials and classroom as we look ahead to the second half of the school year.

The markers, colored pencils, and Expo markers will replace our old supplies and ensure students can visually represent their thinking across all subject areas.

The notebooks will replace those that have filled up from the first half of the year, as many students are already out of pages in their writing notebooks. The Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer will ensure we keep our classroom clean and (relatively) germ-free through the winter. Thank you in advance for your support!

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Ms. Coyne Gillespie
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 13 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mr. Sketch 1905311 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, Class Pack, Box of 192 • Amazon Business $95.17 1 $95.17
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer, Refreshing Gel, 8 fl oz Hand Sanitizer Counter Top Pump Bottles (Case of 12) – 3015-12-CMR • Amazon Business $40.60 1 $40.60
Mead Composition Notebooks, Comp Books, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4 inches x 7-1/2 inches, Classic Black Marble, 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Crayola Colored Pencils, Bulk Classpack, Classroom Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $30.76 1 $30.76
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - 75 Count Each (Pack of 3)- Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $7.44 3 $22.32

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