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Mrs. Mcconnell from Waterloo SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Not Your Basic Classroom

Help me give my students these basic supplies to help keep our classroom running smoothly.

  • $467 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a special education class in a Title I school. I serve 30 students who range from kindergarten to fifth grade. Their disabilities range from learning disabilities to visual impairments. They come from diverse backgrounds. Some students have limited verbal abilities. Five students have limited motor skills, which limits their writing ability. Most are mainstreamed during the day into regular education classrooms. They are at least two years behind their peers. Many come from impoverished backgrounds with little parental involvement.

When working with my students and other classrooms, it is exhilarating to watch them all learn about each other.

My Project

This project is for basic classroom materials. We need index cards. and pens to do our classwork. The storage boxes will help us keep our pencils organized. We will also use the lamination sheets to laminate and protect our work so that it lasts a long time. The construction paper will allow my students to make crafts and be creative. The journals will be used for taking notes and free writing. The Velcro dots will be used to hang our visuals and schedules. These basic materials will add much-needed resources to our classroom and will allow my students to do projects and classwork with ease. My students won’t need to worry about having enough materials and supplies to do their classwork and homework with. This will be a relief. Won't you help our class achieve our fullest potential? I am very excited about the opportunity to get these much needed basic supplies. Together, we can make a difference.

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Mrs. Mcconnell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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34 donors34 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colorations BRITESTK Bright Construction Paper Smart Pack Multicolor Variety Pack Classroom Supplies for Kids (Pack of 600) • Amazon Business $28.80 2 $57.60
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear, 3-Mil (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $17.84 3 $53.52
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners | Perfect for Home or Office | 3/4in Coins | Pack of 200 | White • Amazon Business $13.38 3 $40.14
XYark 12 PCS Colorful Notebook Journals Bulk, Lined Paper, College Ruled, 60 Pages, 5.5"x8.3", A5 Size, Travel Journal Set for Travelers, Students and Office, Writing Diary Subject Notebooks Planner • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
IRIS Medium Modular Supply Case, 10 Pack • Amazon Business $17.95 2 $35.90
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Arteza Gel Pens, Set of 50 Blue Roller Ball Bullet Journal Pens, Quick-Drying Ink, Fine Point for Writing, Taking Notes & Sketching • Amazon Business $29.78 1 $29.78
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock Paper, Spectrum • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
AmazonBasics Heavy Weight Ruled Lined Index Cards, White, 3x5 Inch Card, 100-Count - AMZ63500 • Amazon Business $2.99 5 $14.95
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7 Millimeter), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94

Materials cost

$337.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$396.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.99

Total project goal

$466.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$466.62

33 Donors

-$231.63

Donations toward project cost

-$201.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.64

match offer

-$234.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$199.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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