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Mrs. Zelinski from Memphis TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Practice Makes Perfect! Being Resourceful with Reusable Materials

My students need dry erase markers, a laminator, and laminating pouches to create reusable reading and writing practice activities. My students also need pencils for everyday use in reading and math.

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently work with students in a poverty-stricken area in Memphis. My students are eager to learn to improve the outlook of their future. They are hard working and are willing to do whatever it takes academically to make themselves and their peers successful.

I believe that the best way to learn is to be engaged in reading and writing every day.

With that said, I am learning more about these students every day, making me want to help them have the very best academic experience possible.

My Project

The students I serve are emerging readers who have fallen behind their peers on grade level reading. The activities I use for students are best created in reusable form since students will likely complete the activity multiple times until they master the skill. With the laminating supplies, I will be able to create reusable, environmentally-friendly activities within my lessons. The dry erase markers will allow students to quickly complete the activity and move on to the next. Finally, the pencils will be used for other reading and math activities that students need on a daily basis.

Many of my students do not have these basic school supplies that all students need for basic everyday learning activities.

I want to ensure their success by providing those resources they need to be successful this school year.

Mrs. Zelinski
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 20 $199.20
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 4.3 Inches x 6.3 Inches, 100 Pouches (TP5900-100) • Amazon Business $13.99 7 $97.93
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 6 $62.70
Expo Original Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, 24-Pack, Black (2 X 12-Pack)... • Amazon Business $18.56 3 $55.68
Scotch Thermal Laminator Combo Pack, Includes 20 Letter-Size Laminating Pouches, Holds Sheets up to 8.5" x 11(TL902VP) • Amazon Business $37.60 1 $37.60

Materials cost

$453.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$489.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.45

Total project goal

$576.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$576.36

1 Donor

-$288.17

Donations toward project cost

-$244.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.22

match offer

-$288.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$244.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.23

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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