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Ms. Kalkbrenner from Saint Paul MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils & Binders for Kids

Help me give my students pencils, glue sticks, binders and copy paper for the new school year

  • $291 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students love dancing, acting, drawing, sharing and are courageous in sharing how they feel and standing up for what they believe in. They have lots of energy and are ready to use it in a meaningful way that will help both their peers and community.

I teach at an inner city middle school where sixty percent of students receive free or reduced-price lunch and thirty-six percent are English Language Learners.

My students enjoy coming to school for both social and academic reasons. We have an amazing staff who support each and every student socially, emotionally and academically. To able to do this, many of us spend our own money to support our students.

My Project

We are in the middle of October and some students are still missing a binder! We are an AVID school and students are required to have a binder. Students use binders to organize all their supplies and assignments for all 7 classes during the school day. Help me give them the gift of being organized and prepared every day for class.

I teach physical science using interactive science notebooks, so we use quite a bit of paper.

Our school has iPads but as you know, sometimes it’s just easier on paper. I’m hoping for the basics: glue sticks, paper and pencils to help me get through the school year!

Ms. Kalkbrenner
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Case-it Mighty Zip Tab 3" 3-Ring Zipper Binder, Black (D-146 BLACK) • $25.19 4 $100.76
Elmer's All Purpose School Permanent Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E501) • $30.59 2 $61.18
Quill Brand Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 92 Bright, 20 LB, 1 Ream of 500 Sheets (720222RM) • $7.19 4 $28.76
Staedtler Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Medium Lead, 144/Box (13247C144A) • $23.39 1 $23.39

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