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

One Page Summaries in COLOR Are BETTER!

Help me give my students markers, colored paper, vinyl, and a variety of other school supplies to make our projects come to life!

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are coming in from three VERY different feeder schools. This alone makes middle school very frightening. Our student body consists of 480 plus seventh and eighth graders who come from diverse backgrounds. 60% of our students come from a low socio-economic background. I have a few supplies that the students can use, but we would love to have a few more supplies so that the students can be grouped in order to make this the best year they have ever had in school!

My Project

For many of my seventh graders reading is hard, but comprehension is harder. I have my students complete a lot of projects based on the theme or the characters in our literature. This helps to put them in the story and reinforces comprehension as well.

Plain black and white paper and ink is boring!

We want our projects to come to life and leap off the paper. By providing my classroom with these much needed supplies like markers and colored paper, that is exactly what will happen. Not only will they be able to jazz up their projects with color, they will also have the ability to become part of the story themselves!

Mrs. Simmons
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Bulk Broad Line Washable Markers, School Supplies Classpack, 200 Count • Amazon Business $55.00 1 $55.00
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.18 2 $24.36
HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl Bundle: 32 Pack Assorted Colors 12"x10" Sheets, CAREGY Iron On Vinyl • Amazon Business $21.59 1 $21.59
Astrobrights Mega Collection, 625 Sheets,"Joyful" 5-Color Assortment, Colored Paper, 24 lb/89 gsm, 8 ½ x 11-MORE SHEETS! (91624) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
EXPO 82001 Low-Odor Bullet Black Dry Erase Markers For Use On Whiteboards, Glass and Non-porous Surfaces; Ideal for Classrooms, Offices and Homes, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Candy Pop Colors, 16 Count • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Post-it Weekly Planner with Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive Notes to Help Organize and Keep Track of Daily Events, Gradient Watercolor, 17-15/16 in x 11-15/16 in (730-CAL-GRDNT) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Post-it Pop-up Note Dispenser, Cat design, 3 in x 3 in , 1 Dispenser/Pack (CAT-330) • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Post-it Pop-up Notes, Green, Pink, Canary Yellow, Blues, Designed for Pop-up Note Dispensers, Great for Reminders, 3 in. x 3 in, 12 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (R330-12AP) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
Jovitec 120 Sets Hanging Folder Tabs and Inserts for Quick Identification of Hanging Files, Easy to Read, 2 inch Hanging File Inserts • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
AmazonBasics Felt Tip Marker Pens - Assorted Color, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86
Avery Hole Reinforcements, White, 1000/Pack, PK - AVE05720 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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