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Mr. M. from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencil and Paper

My students need basic supplies such as monthly (Blue-Book) notebooks, as well as writing media to perform these essential tasks.

  • $273 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a dedicated bunch of 4th graders who believe that education is their way to better their lives. All of these students are on a free breakfast, lunch and snack program. These children have a set "safe path" to walk on to get to and from school. They know that they will be out of harms’ way when they stay on this protected path. Imagine walking to school in that manner every day? Many of these kids have perfect attendance or close to it. They know that an enriched education will help advance their futures.

These school-children have a desire to be educated in all aspects of reading and literacy especially within the fields of math and science.

They should be able to go anywhere in the world because they will have a great education, and not have to settle.

My Project

Success is a word that is crucial with my 4th grade student. Pencils are such a basic need to attain this task. Next is the paper, where some notebooks can seem so overwhelming with so many pages. Finally, a pencil sharpener will allow for continued progress throughout the days.

My students want to place their prized written collective work into their ongoing portfolio, but they can't place a large bulky note book in it.

Using the smaller, numbered paged, notebooks allow my children to reflect back on their work, as well as present it to administration on a regular basis. They need to be able to go to their portfolio and feel successful. The readily available pencils will eliminate the excuse of not having proper material.

Mr. M.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $11.24 10 $112.40
BookFactory Exam Blue Book / Blue Exam Book / Blue Test Book (25 Book Pack) (Ruled Format - 8.5" x 11" - 16 Numbered Pages) Saddle Stitched (LAB-016-7RSS (Exam Book) 25 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $35.94 1 $35.94

Materials cost

$198.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$231.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.81

Total project goal

$272.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$272.08

2 Donors

-$136.03

Donations toward project cost

-$115.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.40

match offer

-$136.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$115.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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