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Mrs. Shippy from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils and Pens and Markers Oh My!

My students need a variety of school supplies for next year to help them get off to the right start.

  • $609 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is located in a large, urban city with a diverse population. Most of my students come from single-parent families or from families where both parents work long hours to support their families. Often times, several generations live together in the same house.

Many of my students come from homes where English is not the only language spoken, and many have come to us from other countries.

The majority of my students receive a free lunch. I am lucky enough to teach an awesome group of middle school students who are creative, eager, and enthusiastic. They are always interested in learning more about a topic and constantly challenge me to be on my toes. I want to teach my kids the required subject matter, but I also want to teach them to be themselves, have fun learning and to love reading! Thank you for joining us on our journey.

My Project

My students are awesome! They are enthusiastic, fun-loving, and inquisitive. They put all their effort into everything they do. I don't want them to be restricted in their efforts because they lack basic school supplies. Only about 25% of my students come to school on the first day with all of their requested supplies. Some come with a few items but most come with nothing but a pen and an old notebook. I want to be able to give them what they need to be successful throughout the year, but it can be expensive.

With this project, I am hoping to acquire some of these supplies that my students will need to have an amazing and productive school year.

We need large Post-It paper, colored pencils and markers to complete projects, interactive notebooks, and anchor charts. Basic supplies like glue sticks, scissors, and rulers will be used to help my students organize information in notebooks and to complete various projects based on the novels we read like character charts and timelines. Post-its will allow my kids to take notes and annotate while reading novels, this is the main way they work to improve their comprehension skills. Different colored pens and highlighters will allow my students to take notes highlighting important information in a variety of specific colors.

Thank you for all of your support!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
POST-IT EASEL PAD BRIGHT YELLOW SELF STICK PK/3 • School Specialty $66.24 1 $66.24
PEN PENTEL ARTS SIGN ASST SET OF 12 • School Specialty $17.03 3 $51.09
ART MARKER WASHABLE CONICAL TIP SET OF 200 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $45.43 1 $45.43
POST-IT SUPER STICKY MEETING NOTES 8 X 6 PACK OF 4 • School Specialty $14.19 3 $42.57
PENCIL COLORED 7'' 10-COLORS PACK OF 250 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $30.88 1 $30.88
PEN ASST GEL UNI-BALL SIGNO 207 MULTI-COLOR SET OF 8 • School Specialty $14.41 2 $28.82
CORRECTION FLUID FAST DRYING 22ML BRIGHT WHITE PAP5640115 PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $22.71 1 $22.71
SCISSORS CLSS PACK PNTD TIP 5IN ASST FSK95037197J SET OF 12 • School Specialty $22.22 1 $22.22
HIGHLIGHTER PEN SCHOOL SMART ASSORTED SET OF 48 • School Specialty $19.52 1 $19.52
PEN GRIP MEDIUM GEL STICK SCHOOL SMART ASST SET OF 70 • School Specialty $17.39 1 $17.39
NOTES POST IT SUPER STICKY 22X22 PK/30 • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
NOTES ADHSV 3X3 XTREME- PACK OF 12- BSN36615 • School Specialty $5.60 3 $16.80
POST-IT NOTE SPR STICKY RECYCLED LINED 4X6 BORA BORA PK OF 3 • School Specialty $11.64 1 $11.64
POST-IT NOTE 4X6 LINED CAPETOWN PACK OF 3 • School Specialty $10.86 1 $10.86
NOTES POST IT SUPER STICKY 15X15 PK/30 • School Specialty $9.36 1 $9.36
NOTES POST IT SUPER STICKY 11X11 PK/30 • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09
GLUE STICK .28OZ WHITE P/12 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.25 3 $6.75
ERASER PINK LRG BLOCK SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 40 • School Specialty $4.47 1 $4.47
RULER PLASTIC CLEAR 12'' PACK OF 10 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $3.61 1 $3.61
PEN FINE BALLPOINT BLACK SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $1.20 2 $2.40

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