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Mrs. Elise Friese from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils and Dry Erase Board on Wheels!

Help me give my students pencils! They come to class most days without. I have run out of my personal supply almost. I typically let the students take the pencils for the rest of the day.

  • $1,388 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The majority of my students are lower income. 95% are Hispanic. I have 6 classes that range from 5th grade to 8th grade.

I am wanting to mentor students thru FCCLA.

I want to expose them to leadership skills, competition, travel, exposure to areas outside of OKC. Fundraising is a huge challenge because the families are limited. I would like to build up the FCCLA account so I can purchase club necessities as well.

Many of my students have not been able to provide any supplies. I have provided pencils daily, spiral notebooks, glue sticks, scissors, paper, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Many of the kids seem to be living with guardians other than a traditional parent home. Many of my students are very eager to please and I look forward to getting to know them better.

My Project

I have had so many pencils borrowed or gifted out. I even had a huge box of pre-sharpened pencils stolen last week and it upset me so much!! I also greatly need a dry-erase board on wheels. I have quite a large room and I have students complain they cannot see the small board that I do have. I would love to be able to roll this amazing piece of necessary equipment to the middle of my room. This helps the students to stay safely in their seats and I am able to interact right in the center of the action.

Mrs. Elise Friese
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Workplace2.0 6' x 3' Porcelain Mobile Dry-Erase Board (UN56054) • Staples Advantage $1,009.99 1 $1,009.99
Staedtler Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Medium Lead, 144/Box (13247C144ATH) • Staples Advantage $29.99 1 $29.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/Pack (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.92 1 $7.92

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