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Mrs. B. from Holyoke MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organization Is the Key to Success!

My students need the basic supplies to be successful. Organization is key to a successful education and having the right tools to keep them organized will help them achieve great things!!

  • $595 goal

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My Students

The students I teach are some of the most resilient people I know. Some of them have struggles in their daily lives but it doesn’t stop them from coming to school everyday and doing their best.

Our high school is in the midst of a redesign and there are so many opportunities that are being offered to the students.

However, my students need materials to be successful and to to take advantage of the opportunities they have to truly see their potential.

My Project

I am introducing a binder system with a team of teachers to have students stay organized and have all materials in one place. All of these materials will be able to keep my students organized by being able to use the post it tabs and colored pencils to color code their notes, the clips will be used to put key information in the folders without materials getting lost so they can study and to mark their binders to be able to access material easier. Teaching organization skills is something that will help my students not just in my class but in others as well and throughout life. In my district we are very limited with our paper supply because of cost so the extra paper will allow me to not only color code important papers but print materials out for the students instead of them having to copy the information. Also many of my students do not have writing utensils that they bring to school. Having pencils will allow them to complete the work asked. Having materials in an orderly manner to be able to review and use their binders as a resource will help them succeed in their education.

This skill is often one that is lost throughout schooling and it is not something that is just learned but needs to be implicitly taught and reinforced.

With the correct materials this can be done.

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Mrs. B.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCIL CRAYOLA COLORED FULL SIZE PK/12 • School Specialty $1.54 50 $77.00
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 144/Box • Staples Advantage $12.79 5 $63.95
Staples Magnetic File Pocket, Letter, Smoke, 7"H x 13"W x 4"D • Staples Advantage $19.99 3 $59.97
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $34.78 1 $34.78
Staples Multipack Binder Clips, Medium, 1 1/4" Width, 5/8" Capacity, 144/Pk • Staples Advantage $16.69 2 $33.38
Pendaflex SureHook 5-Tab Hanging File Folders, Letter Size, Multicolor, 20/Box (6152 1/5 ASST) • Staples Advantage $21.39 1 $21.39
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/pk (80001) • Staples Advantage $9.96 2 $19.92
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 2 $19.78
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, 5 Color Assortment, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.49 1 $18.49
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder, Purple, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $8.99 2 $17.98
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Lilac, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.38 3 $16.14
Post-it Page Markers, 1.5" x 2", Assorted Colors, 500 Page Markers,Pack (670-10AB) • Staples Advantage $6.29 2 $12.58
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Salmon, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.38 2 $10.76
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Blue (14786) • Staples Advantage $4.65 2 $9.30
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Goldenrod, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $4.65 2 $9.30
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder, Yellow, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $8.99 1 $8.99
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder, Green, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $8.99 1 $8.99
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder, Red, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $8.99 1 $8.99
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder, Blue, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $8.99 1 $8.99

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