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Ms. De Los Santos from Tulsa OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Positioning My Students for Success: 1st Year Teacher

My students need basic classroom materials to position them for success this upcoming school year. They need markers, paper, notebooks and pencils.

  • $693 goal

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My Students

Although I've yet to meet my 5th graders this upcoming school year, there is one thing that holds true for every single one of them: they ALL want to succeed in their education. My students are upcoming 5th graders who will be attending SU Elementary. In our school, the student mission is to build academic and personal values and habits that lead to success in middle school, high school, college and beyond. Often times Oklahoma does not provide sufficient funds for our students to accomplish this mission; however it is my goal as a teacher to uphold this mission.

My Project

As a 1st year teacher it is my job to create a class atmosphere where my students feel that their education is valued and important. One of the first steps in accomplishing this job is to provide my students the basic resources that that they need in order to position them for success. Whether it is providing them adequate and sufficient amounts of notebooks, markers, paper, pencils, folders, etc., all items are essential within the classroom.

As an upcoming first year teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, setting up my classroom for the most part on my own can be very pricey.

Therefore I can use as much support as possible to create the best learning environment for my students this upcoming school year. All donations will be used for my classroom and will be greatly appreciated!

Ms. De Los Santos
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Classpack Washable Markers, Broad Point, Assorted Colors, 200/Box • $96.04 1 $96.04
Quill Brand Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 92 Bright, 20 LB, Case of 10 reams • $53.99 1 $53.99
Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" • $1.27 25 $31.75
Prang (Dixon Ticonderoga) Crayons, Large, Master Pack, 8 Colors, 200/Box • $30.59 1 $30.59
Quill Brand Heavy-Duty 3-Hole Punch with Grip • $26.77 1 $26.77
Stanley Bostitch Compact Desktop Electric Sharpener, Black • $20.99 1 $20.99
Quill Brand Wire Mesh Desk Accessories Super Sorter • $18.69 1 $18.69
Romanoff Products Small Utility Caddy Orange • $3.48 5 $17.40
Westcott Kleencut Kid's 5" Blunt Scissors, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (04252) • $17.25 1 $17.25
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • $16.99 1 $16.99
Westcott English and Metric Translucent Plastic 12" Ruler, Assorted Colors (10526) • $0.67 25 $16.75
Elmer's Glue Sticks, All-Purpose, 30/Pack • $16.57 1 $16.57
Open Top Bin Boxes, 2" x 9" x 4-1/2", Kraft, 25/Bundle (BINBIN29K) • $14.44 1 $14.44
Ashley Productions 3" Time To Go Timer (ASH50100) • $12.06 1 $12.06
Really Useful Box 9 Liter Box with Snap Down Handles, Clear • $11.38 1 $11.38
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (22478) • $9.59 1 $9.59
Kleenex Boutique Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack • $9.34 1 $9.34
Quill Brand Contemporary Desktop Full-Strip Stapler Metallic Black • $9.34 1 $9.34
Pacon Sunworks Heavyweight Construction Paper, Asstorted, 9" x 12", 300 Sheets (PAC6525) • $8.92 1 $8.92
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 35 Wipes/Canister, 3 Canisters/Value Pack (CLO 30112) • $7.99 1 $7.99
Quill Brand Standard Manila File Folders 11pt Medium-weight, 1-Ply, 1/3-Cut Assorted Tabs, Letter Size, 100/BX • $7.99 1 $7.99
Scotch Masking Tape, 1" Wide, Roll • $7.47 1 $7.47
Professional Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Aerosol, Crisp Linen Scent, 19 oz. (74828) • $6.79 1 $6.79
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted Primary, 4/pk (80074) • $6.79 1 $6.79
Pacon Essay & Composition Paper Ruled, Red Margin, 8" x 10 1/2", 500 Sheets/Pk • $6.54 1 $6.54
2018-2019 Quill Brand Academic Monthly Desk Pad Calendar Black, 17 x 22" (51962-QCC) • $5.94 1 $5.94
Quill Brand Wire Desk Accessories Stackable Letter Tray, Black • $5.94 1 $5.94
Ward Class Record Book (for 9 or 10 week grading periods) • $4.84 1 $4.84
Scotch Classic Desktop Tape Dispenser, Black, 1" Core, Made From 100% Recycled Plastic, (MMMC38BK) • $4.67 1 $4.67
Quill Brand Standard Staples, 1/4", 5,000/Box • $2.99 1 $2.99
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Aloe, 8 oz. • $2.54 1 $2.54

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