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Ms. Eckels from Boston MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nifty Notebook Supplies

Help me give my students new notebooks, tape,scissors, colored pencils, storage baskets and colorful paper.

  • $452 goal

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My Students

My students are creative, resilient, humorous, charming and intelligent ninth graders at an urban public school. We are officially a Level 4, under-performing school which means a huge focus is on academics and raising test scores. We work hard to build students' basic skills while also incorporating fun, active and engaging ways to learn.

In my physics class, we do a lot of hands-on labs, investigations and projects, and then students record what they learned in interactive notebooks.

For example, we examined how sound waves travel through different materials, then designed and tested PVC "airplane cabins" to see how well layers of clay, rubber, cork, cloth or cotton balls can dampen sound waves from entering the cabin. Then we made foldable notebook pages showing the molecules in solids, liquids and gases and how sound waves move through vibrations in longitudinal waves.

We need supplies to make our physics notebooks stand out.

My Project

These supplies will allow us to begin the new year in September with freshly stocked supply baskets at each table, and to have spare notebooks on hand for students who aren't able to bring in their own.

With colored pencils, we can color code the parts of an atom, trace the paths in a parallel circuit and highlight key information like the direction arrows in vector addition.

We'll use tape to attach data tables, diagrams and vocabulary lists to the notebook pages and the large rubber bands to help hold the notebooks closed. Sharp scissors will let us easily cut apart example pictures showing kinetic and potential energy and cut the foldable paper doors so we can use our glossary pages like flashcards. The plastic baskets will help keep all these supplies organized at each table, and colored copy paper makes a huge difference to make important pages brighter and more interesting.

Ms. Eckels
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Invisible Tape, 3/4" x 1,296", 12/Pack (52380P12) • Staples Advantage $21.79 4 $87.16
AmazonBasics College Ruled Composition Notebook, 100-Sheet, Assorted Marble Colors, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 9 $80.91
Crayola Colored Pencils, 12/Box • Staples Advantage $2.13 15 $31.95
TRU RED 5" Stainless Steel Scissors, Straight Handle, Right & Left Handed (TR55041) • Staples Advantage $3.99 8 $31.92
Staedtler Manual Pencil Sharpener, Available In Different Colors (512 300SBK) • Staples Advantage $6.59 3 $19.77
OIC Achieva Supply Baskets, 5" x 6" • Staples Advantage $6.49 3 $19.47
DIXON Golf Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 144/Box (14998) • Staples Advantage $6.34 3 $19.02
Staples Desktop Dispenser, Smoke (10337) • Staples Advantage $1.79 10 $17.90
Staples Oversized Rubber Bands, 24/Pack (28628-CC) • Staples Advantage $4.19 4 $16.76
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $12.58 1 $12.58
Paper Mate Arrowhead Erasers, Pink, 144/Box (73015) • Staples Advantage $10.89 1 $10.89

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