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Mrs. Smith from Detroit MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Paper and Pencils to Succeed!

Help me give my students copy paper, pencils, and storage units for the classroom.

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first-grade students are amazing, energetic, fun, and lovely children who have the drive to learn. They are like sponges absorbing all the information they can receive from me or anyone who presents to them. Most of my children are Spanish speaking with English as a second language. Many of the parents are only Spanish speaking.

The students come to school daily ready to learn with their friends.

They are excited to be surrounded in a safe, comfortable, cozy learning environment. I see them walk into our classroom full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. I feel honored to have the responsibility to teach these amazing first graders and prepare them for the next grade.

My Project

Due to budget cuts schools are facing, teachers in my school are no longer being provided with the amount of paper needed to provide the scaffolds and differentiated worksheets that would accommodate the needs of our students. Having copy paper would allow me to print out accommodations, such as glossaries, graphic organizers, paragraph frames/sentence starters, and different leveled texts that would benefit many of my students. The pencils would be such a special treat for the students for journal writing and spelling test.

I would also like to get storage containers to keep paper and school supplies organized in the classroom.

The daily planner will help with language art and social studies planning.

Please support my proposal and help provide the very basics

needed for academic success.

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hammermill 20lb Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11, 8 Ream Case, 4,000 Sheets, Made in USA, Sustainably Sourced From American Family Tree Farms, 92 Bright, Acid Free, Economical Multipurpose Printer Paper, 113640C • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $21.27 1 $21.27
2020 Planner - Weekly & Monthly Planner with Tabs, 6.3" x 8.4", Hardcover with Back Pocket + Thick Paper + Banded, Twin-Wire Binding - Mint Floral • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
BIC Xtra Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Colorful Barrel, Medium Point (0.7mm), 15-Count • Amazon Business $6.27 2 $12.54
BIC Xtra-Precision Mechanical Pencil, Metallic Barrel, Fine Point (0.5mm), 24-Count • Amazon Business $4.48 2 $8.96

Materials cost

$109.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.95

Total project goal

$166.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.34

2 Donors

-$166.34

Donations toward project cost

-$141.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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