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Ms. Hicks from Salinas CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help! A Classroom in Need of Some Classroom Supplies

Help me give my students my students pencil boxes, crayons, pencils, pencil sharpener, dry erase markers, and glue sticks.

  • $252 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are an enthusiastic group of first graders. I teach a group of first-graders who love learning and going to school. If you were to ask my students what their favorite subject is, you would get a wide range of answers including math, reading, social studies, science, and art.

Our school is very small but diverse.

We not only have many regular education classes but also have three special education classes. Most of my students are from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Our school is a Title I school with 100% of our students receiving free lunch. Most of my first graders are Limited English Proficient.

My Project

I have asked for sets of Crayola crayons, glue sticks, pencil sharpener, pencils, dry erase markers, and pencil boxes. My students will have the opportunity to draw, color, sketch all types of art projects that will supplement our everyday curriculum. They can have their very own brand new crayons to color their projects without having to pass the lone red or pink crayon from group to group. They will have glue to glue their animal report dioramas or even basic Language Arts work that has them sort their words and glue them down under the correct headings. They will learn how to express themselves artistically and with a different tool other than their traditional pencil and paper. My students need this hands-on opportunity to work with art supplies. They will also learn organization by storing their supplies in pencil boxes.

Ms. Hicks
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 17224812 Small Pencil Box, Splash Tint, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $23.50 2 $47.00
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $33.03 1 $33.03
Expo 1920940 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 36 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
Bostitch QuietSharp 6 Heavy Duty Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, 6-Holes, Blue (EPS10HC) • Amazon Business $25.65 1 $25.65
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 6-Pack/ 180 count (13806) • Amazon Business $19.32 1 $19.32
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72

Materials cost

$166.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$213.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.75

Total project goal

$251.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$251.66

1 Donor

-$169.46

Donations toward project cost

-$169.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$52.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$44.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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