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Ms. Potero from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Paper, Pencils, & Scissors, Oh My!

Help me give my students scissors, Oxford filler paper, pencils, drawing paper, Post-It chart tablets, and Sharpie chart paper markers.

  • $388 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Lively, energetic, and kind are three words I would use to describe our young learners. Every day, they do their best to achieve all that they can. Our students desperately want to be actively involved in what they do in the classroom.

Living in a large city can be difficult for many young children.

My young learners live close to the downtown area in our city. They go to a Title I school where all students receive free breakfast and lunch daily. Their basic food needs, except for dinner, are taken care of, but now they need something to sustain their minds.

My Project

So many things are needed for a successful start to a new school year. Some of these items are here in this project. At the school I teach at, many students come in without their supplies; therefore, I am requesting items for them. I could not even imagine coming to school without what I need.

Each and every day students write in school and in order to write they must have lined paper and pencils.

These pencils and papers will be used to keep logs, write stories, and much more. They will also use pencils while drawing on the manila paper ordered. When items have been drawn students will have the freedom to cut out their work using the scissors that have been requested.

Post-It chart paper and Sharpie chart markers have been ordered to make Anchor charts and for group project work.

Thank you so stopping by to help us out!

Ms. Potero
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Madisi Assorted Colorful Pencils, Incentive Pencils,#2 HB, 10 Dsigns, 150 Pack, pencils bulk for kids • Amazon Business $18.99 4 $75.96
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
Sax Sulphite Drawing Paper, 50 lb, 9 x 12 Inches, Extra-White, Pack of 500 • Amazon Business $11.33 4 $45.32
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
Kids Scissors Multi Pack for Classroom - Antimicrobial, Safety Scissors for Preschool & Older School Kids Craft Supplies (24 Pairs 5-inch Scissors Set, Blunt Tip, Blue) • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $9.14 4 $36.56
Sharpie 22480PP Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51

Materials cost

$295.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$329.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.17

Total project goal

$387.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$387.81

1 Donor

-$194.00

Donations toward project cost

-$164.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.10

match offer

-$193.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$164.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.07

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$0.00

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