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Ms. McCollum from Campobello SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Paper, Please!

Help me give my students the support they need by helping fund these basic resources. The colored paper is used for parent communication through newsletters and the chart paper and markers are used for lessons.

  • $232 goal

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My Students

Our school is small and community-centered, and full of sweet kids who truly want to learn. This year, I teach 78 fifth graders.

I truly believe that every single one of my students can succeed if they are given the tools to do so.

A large part of helping my students be successful involves communicating with parents. When we are working together, we can help them be their best. I am thankful to have supportive parents, but I need more resources that will help me communicate with them.

My Project

By supporting this project, you will be supporting 78 students. Our paper supply runs out quickly throughout the year because of all the learning we are doing. I send out bi-weekly newsletters that include behavior and grade reports as well as important dates and information. I use chart paper for almost every lesson to demonstrate math skills and to hang them up for reference as they practice.

With more paper, I can continue to communicate with parents and teach my students the 5th grade math skills they are expected to know.

There have been many times that I have had to purchase these resources on my own, so any donations are very appreciated.

Ms. McCollum
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 78 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sustainable Earth by Staples Sugarcane-Based Easel Pads, 1" Squares, 27" x 34", 50 Sheets/Pad, 4/Ct • Staples Advantage $32.68 1 $32.68
Sustainable Earth by Staples Sugarcane-Based Easel Pads, Plain, 34"H x 27"W, 50 Sheets/Pad, 4/Ct • Staples Advantage $31.34 1 $31.34
Wausau Paper AstroBright Color Laser/Inkjet Paper, Warm Colors, 24lb, Letter, 500 Sheets • $26.34 1 $26.34
Wausau Astrobrights Colored Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Assorted Cool Colors, Ream (WAU20274) • $26.34 1 $26.34
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets/Pack (21224/22224) • $17.84 1 $17.84
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets/Pack (21289/22289) • $15.55 1 $15.55
Staples DuraMark Gripped Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Ink, 6/Pk (19154) • Staples Advantage $3.49 1 $3.49

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