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Mrs. Van Kampen-Lewis from Austin TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Positive Math Students Need Supplies

My students need colored pens, ink for the printer, tickets for prizes and candy as motivation.

  • $333 goal

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My Students

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." -Vince Lombardi

This school is a middle city school with students from many different economic and cultural backgrounds.

My students are asked to provide supplies that might be financially hard for them to get. Our school is a Title I school, and every donation goes a long way. Our students are driven to always do their best, but they struggle. They need financial and emotional support from their community to help them meet their true potential.

My Project

This project is so straight forward its just plain silly. I work at a low income school, the basics are barely provided. When I started a few years ago I realized that by adding that extra bit of care and attention, my class participation, grades and enjoyment skyrocketed. I am asking for a variety of items like candy, tickets and supplies including toner, staples, color pens.

Have you ever been in a class that was hard, you needed some external motivation to keep going, I sure have.

My students go crazy for the chance to earn tickets, therefore earning dumdums and smarties (they love the irony as well). They are much more motivated to participate when they know it will increase the possibility of having some sort of reward (hence the tickets). This year my students are saving all their tickets for big rewards like teacher buys you lunch... I'm running out of tickets fast even when I recycle them.

I need staples, I know its something that is easily accessible but my students use the stapler to keep their work together. My principal recently commented on how wonderful my student's journal looked, that was because of the color pens I have been trying to keep stocked (6 sets of pens for 100 students only last so long). I need also printer ink to continue to print off work for them and lamination sheets to protect their best work or task cards.

Please help us get these important supplies!

Mrs. Van Kampen-Lewis
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 100 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bullet Journal Planner Pens Colored Pens Fine Point Markers Fine Tip Drawing Pens Porous Fineliner Markers for Writing Note Taking Calendar Coloring Book Art Supplies (18 Colors Fineliner Pen Set) • Amazon Business $8.97 6 $53.82
HP 935 Cyan, Magenta & Yellow Original Ink Cartridges, 3 Pack For HP Officejet 6812, 6815, 6820, 6825, HP Officejet Pro 6230, 6830, 6835 • Amazon Business $37.98 1 $37.98
HP HPC2P23AE 934XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge (C2P23AN) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
LoveS 6 Sets Neon Page Marker Colored Index Tabs Flags Fluorescent Sticky Note for Marking for Page Marker 840 Pieces • Amazon Business $6.69 4 $26.76
Praxxis Pro 26/6 Standard Staples, Silver, 5000 Count (CS26/6-SB5000) • Amazon Business $4.70 4 $18.80
Smarties Original 4.5 lbs Assorted Flavor Candy Rolls • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Raffle Tickets - 4 Rolls of 2000 Tickets) 8,000 Total Smile Raffle Tickets (4 Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Post-it Notes Super Sticky Pads, Lined, 4"x4", 90 Sheet, Pack of 6, Rio de Janeiro Collection (675-6SSUC) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 0.3 mm Porous Point Pen 334 - SB10, 10 pack • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
DUM DUMS Lollipops, Variety Flavor Mix, 300 Count Bag • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Fineliner Colors Pen Set,0.4mm Colored Fine Line Point Makers for Bullet Journaling Planner Note Calendar,Non Bleeding, 12(24)Pieces ,1Set (12) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11

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