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Ms. Guidera from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Year, New Supplies

My students need blank hard cover books to create their first writing of the year and basic supplies to begin the new school year such as pencils, notebooks, and glue.

  • $344 goal

This project expired on December 27, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember your first day of First Grade? It is an exciting time and the beginning of a new part of my students' lives.

My students are hard workers living in an urban area in Maryland.

Most live in poverty. They are all beginning readers and writers excited about learning but many come to school without any materials, not even a pencil. I would like to ensure that all of my students receive the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.

My Project

I love to have students create their first writing of the year in a blank hard cover book. Creating these books allows my students to write and illustrate their own book and makes writing enjoyable from the start. I am asking for a hardcover book for each of my students as well as pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, and glue for everyday use in all subject areas. In addition to those basic supplies I am requesting index cards so that students may have a spelling/vocabulary word bank at their seats throughout the day.

No matter how excited children may be about learning they need the right supplies in order to succeed in the classroom.

With the current economic crisis and budget cuts it is difficult to ensure all my students have what they need daily. You can help my students be well prepared for learning every day!

Ms. Guidera
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VX818 - Best-Buy Standard Crayons - 8-Color Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
AA774 - Blank Hardcover Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 3 $89.85
INDEX CARD 3X5 PLAIN WHITE SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 100 • School Specialty Inc. $0.94 8 $7.52
TT505Z - Lakeshore Glue Stick - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning $4.95 2 $9.90
JJ438Z - Best-Buy Washable Broad-Tip Markers - Dozen Student Packs • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
#2 SOFT PENCILS WOOD GRAPHITE CORE 144/BX YELLOW • School Specialty Inc. $16.05 1 $16.05
ERASER SAX PINK MEDIUM 2-3/8X5/9 PACK OF 24 • School Specialty Inc. $6.64 1 $6.64
MARKER EXPO 2 CHISEL BE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $13.29 1 $13.29
NOTEBOOK 10.5X8 100SH • School Specialty Inc. $2.46 2 $4.92

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