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Mrs. May from Berea KY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils and Paper

My students need card stock and colored pencils to complete writing projects.

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For me, teaching is not a job; it is a vocation. My first graders are on their way to being independent; yet, most of them still need/want support. They love learning and are always excited as they come in the door. Our school is set amid the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and serves students from PreK through 12th grade. We are an independent school system that prides itself in providing a quality education, while still getting to know each student and their family personally.

My students exhibit our Pirate Pride every day - Positive attitude, Respect, Instilling trust and honesty, Doing their best, and Exhibiting responsibility.

My Project

My students love adding imaginative artwork to their books, which in turn supports their writing. Having colored pencils will allow them to sketch and erase as they create the illustrations for their books. Card stock is also important to have a variety of reasons. First, card stock allows my first grade students to add a cover and a back to their writings. This provides the writing with a hard cover which will protect it and give it that "real book feel."

Having the right tools to create with is important in encouraging young writers.

I want my students to not only feel successful, but also feel empowered and see themselves as true authors.

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Mrs. May
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCIL COLOR PK480 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $58.78 1 $58.78
Quill Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11", White, 250/Pack • $16.14 3 $48.42

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