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Ms. Petruzzelli from Bridgeport CT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Off To A Good Start!

My students need pencils, glue sticks, and other basic school supplies in order to have the necessary materials to work in our kindergarten classroom.

  • $196 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Kindergarten students attend an inner-city neighborhood school built over 100 years ago. They all receive free breakfast and lunch and, for many of them, school is the only place where they hear English spoken. This does not prevent them from being eager learners, ready to explore the world around them. They will be learning to read and develop the skills that help them to be good readers and writers.

Imagine you are a kindergarten student who is beginning a new school year.

Your teacher has worked hard to create an inviting and nurturing classroom for you. But what's missing?

My Project

Basic school supplies are so important in our day to day activities. It may seem strange to ask for things as simple as glue sticks, pencils, and markers. But our school system has no budget for these supplies and most of our students don't have the means to provide them for themselves. You would not believe how excited a five year old can be to get their own new pencils and markers! It inspires them to get to work!

We will use the markers, pencils, and glue sticks for our reading, math, and science work.

The headphones will be used to access academic programs on our class iPads. The stikki clips will be used to hang up and show off our great work!

Thank you for reading my proposal and your willingness to help our children.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snug Plug n Play Kids Headphones for Children DJ Style (Green) • Amazon Business $7.75 6 $46.50
EXPO 1944748 Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $9.25 3 $27.75
STK01420 Stikki CLIPS • Amazon Business $5.94 4 $23.76
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $7.88 3 $23.64
Dixon Ticonderoga Beginners Primary Size #2 Pencils without Erasers, Box of 12, Yellow (13080) • Amazon Business $6.17 2 $12.34

Materials cost

$133.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.29

Total project goal

$195.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$195.29

1 Donor

-$195.29

Donations toward project cost

-$166.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.29

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$0.00

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