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Ms. Curtain from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

No Child Left Behind in Our Room

My students need just the basic resources and materials (paper, glue, staples, crayons, markers, etc...) necessary to be successful academically.

  • $632 goal

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My Students

My students are the most creative, outspoken and energetic students in the building, however, my group of students are the most overlooked in any public school environment.

The students that I work with are individuals with other health impairments as well as emotional and/or behavior disabilities that qualify them for the most restrictive placement in school buildings.

My students are among the most socioeconomically disadvantaged, with 100% of the school's students receiving free breakfast, lunch and transportation. In 2016 the community was shaken into a state of civil unrest that continues to affect social, emotional and academics of the students today.

Because of the high amount of trauma and disappointment that my students face, it is important that they have the resources needed to be successful in the classroom every day whether or not they are able to access them without help. Any students who struggles academically should be among the first to receive the most basic materials needed to bridge academic gaps.

My Project

I have no extreme requests for my classroom. In this project I am asking for pencils, paper, erasers, glue, crayons, tape, etc. These resources, though basic, are difficult for underprivileged children to acquire without assistance. Every child in my classroom is an at-risk, underprivileged youth who has come short of having at the least, one of, and at the most, all of these items at one point or another within the last two school years. Without paper and pencils, the most basic of academic needs, it is not easy for students to practice strategies or share ideas literally.

Every child has a right to be brilliant!

But can a child flourish in poetry without a pen to put to paper? Can they embrace a love for reading without books? Who is at fault when a child isn't given the opportunity to flourish to his or her greatest abilities? Giving these children the most basic resources needed to learn will not ensure that they will grow up to be brilliant. However, neglecting to equip them with the materials needed will guaranty that they might not be able to.

Ms. Curtain
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VIZ-PRO Magnetic Dry Erase Board, 36 X 24 Inches,2 Pack, Silver Aluminium Frame • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Crayola Bulk Markers and Crayons, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $49.33 1 $49.33
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $14.84 2 $29.68
VIZ-PRO Dry Erase Board, Melamine,36 X 24 Inches, Silver Aluminium Frame • Amazon Business $28.90 1 $28.90
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
3 Pack! - Neenah Astrobrights Wide Ruled Filler Paper Assortment, 8.5 X 10.5 Inches, 100 Sheets / Pack - Bulk Buy • Amazon Business $24.90 1 $24.90
Fidgeteez Set of 12 Chair Bands. Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom. Bounce or Stretch the Bands. Works for ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Needs. Silent and Non-Disruptive. • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Large Dry Erase Poster Board Laminated Classroom Monthly Wall Calendar, 36-In by 48-In • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Charles Leonard Pencil Eraser Caps, Latex Free, Assorted Colors, 144/Box (71544) • Amazon Business $7.69 3 $23.07
Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets (6555) • Amazon Business $10.09 2 $20.18
Sargent Art 36-1012 36 Count Eraser Best Buy Pack, Pink (2 pack, total 72) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.13 4 $16.52
Color Splash! Mini Glitter Glue Pens Set of 72 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Original Expo Dry Erase, Fine Tip Markers, Blue,2 Packs of 12 Total of 24 Markers, • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
EXPO 86677 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Fashion Colors, 4-count • Amazon Business $3.37 4 $13.48
Westcott 5" School Pack of Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection, Blunt, Assorted Colors (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Reading Guide Highlight Strips, Package of 12 . Color: Yellow • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Crayola Super Tips Washable 100 Count Markers • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Crayola Different Colored Pencils, 100 Count, Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
American Tombow 68721 Tombow Mono Hybrid Correction Tape, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Elmer's 3D Washable Glitter Glue Pens, Classic Rainbow, Pack of 10 Pens - Great For Making Slime • Amazon Business $2.02 5 $10.10
EXPO 86002 Sanford EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Red, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Board Dudes SRX Dry Erase Markers Medium Point 10-Count Assorted Colors. Packaging May Vary from Image (DDC99) • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
ACCO Paper Clips, #1 Size, Economy, Non-skid, 10 Boxes, 100/Box (72385) • Amazon Business $6.68 1 $6.68
AmazonBasics Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Ktrio Staples Premium Chisel Point Standard Staples 1/4" Length 20 Sheet Capacity 1000 Staples per Box Total 8,000 Staples for Swingline Bostitch Sparco Stapler • Amazon Business $4.85 1 $4.85
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-ST) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78

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