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Mrs. Benoit from Houma LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pens Are Mightier Than Pencils... In ELA Class

Help me give my students paper, pens, markers, etc. to achieve success daily.

  • $986 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 75 students English Languages Arts at a very high poverty school in Terrebonne Parish which is one of the most southern parishes in the state of Louisiana. There are extremely diverse socioeconomic/cultural population at our school. Seventy-five percent of our student population qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Due to this fact, many students lack the basic materials to be successful in school. As a teacher, I need assistance with student supplies!

While students are challenged socioeconomically or culturally, they are more than capable of literacy mastery with a little help!

My Project

All of the requested materials are to assist student literacy in reading comprehension! Most items are needed on a daily bases and others are items that will help students achieve higher expectations in reading and writing beyond an 8th grade level.

My classroom is a high engaging/cooperative learning class where grouping students from various backgrounds and learning abilities work together to analyze stories, texts, and poetry.

They need paper, pens, post-its, posters, and markers to complete literacy strategies. Additionally, due to high absentee rates, a student printer is needed to copy or print typed work/assignments. Please show my students they DO matter!

Mrs. Benoit
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 192 Count • Amazon Business $151.72 1 $151.72
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Pearlescent Multi-Color • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
Royal Brites Poster Board White, 22 x 28 Inches, 50-Sheet Case (24301) • Amazon Business $29.22 3 $87.66
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $56.92 1 $56.92
Canon MX492 Wireless All-IN-One Small Printer with Mobile or Tablet Printing, Airprint and Google Cloud Print Compatible • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $42.98 1 $42.98
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (559 STB), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Rolls for Portability, Hangs with Command Strips • Amazon Business $41.49 1 $41.49
Dry Erase Pockets - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Pockets for Adults and Children - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towels, White, Huge Roll, 8 Count • Amazon Business $21.29 1 $21.29
6 Pack – Paper Organizer Basket, Classroom File Holder Colorful Plastic Bins, Teacher School Supplies Storage Baskets Organization Trays with Handles, Colored • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Pacon Card Stock, Colorful Jumbo Assortment, 10 Colors, 8-1/2" x 11", 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 144-Count • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
Swingline Staplers, Commercial Desktop Staplers, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black, 2 Pack (44401AZ) • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
Scotch Brand Magic Tape, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls (810K6) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
120 Pcs Binder Clips Paper Clamps Assorted 4 Sizes, Paper Binder Clips Metal Fold Back Clips with Box for Office,School and Home Supplies,Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
Sharpie 38250PP Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18

Materials cost

$732.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$64.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$837.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.81

Total project goal

$985.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$985.38

1 Donor

-$985.38

Donations toward project cost

-$837.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.81

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$0.00

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