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Ms. Makris from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Post-its and Pencils

My students need post-its and pencils to record their thoughts and responses.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my classroom runs like the Polar Express. There are surprises, magic, and trust all rolling along on an unpredictable track. My students believe in their own magic for learning new things. It's the little things that make all the difference in a classroom.

My students live in a high-poverty neighborhood with more challenges than anyone could ever know.

These young children are faced with problems that are even too overwhelming for most adults to handle. The students come from all different backgrounds, but most come from homes where there are economic struggles. They desperately want to learn and just need the tools to do so.

My Project

Post-It notes are an incredibly useful tool, especially in classrooms! Who doesn’t love Post-Its? They come in several sizes, many colors, and best of all….they stick!

Students can use Post-its as a bookmark, record their reading response while reading: interesting words, favorite parts, questions, inferences, connections, etc.

Students can use in class polls. Students can use the Post-its for brainstorming. Students can even map out the plot of a story.

My students also need pencils. Also, folders are needed because my students cannot afford simple materials that they need to be academically successful.

Most of my students cannot afford to purchase pencils so we are asking for a few cases of pencils for our classroom.

Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves and it all starts with a few ESSENTIALS!

Ms. Makris
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pencils Pre-sharpened No. 2 144/bx S & E Teachers Edition • Amazon Business $13.79 5 $68.95
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $8.67 2 $17.34
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
Post-it Super Sticky Big Notes, 11 x 11 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 1 Pad (BN11), Large Bright Yellow Paper, Super Sticking Power, Sticks and Resticks • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$108.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.65

Total project goal

$164.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.31

1 Donor

-$158.71

Donations toward project cost

-$139.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.60

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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