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Ms. Dodgen from Dade City FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Providing for My First Year Classroom!

Help me give my students many of the basic supplies that we are already running low on, expo markers, pencils and even a class set of scissors for our projects!

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in a very low income area where 98% percent of students are on free lunch. The area is a rural farming community and we get a lot of migrant families who do not have the opportunity to give their children many extras luxuries in life. We have some girls who have already experienced many traumas in their life.

Each of these students deserve to have the same chances of any one else.

They are special in the same way all children are, they are beginning their lives and rely on us adults to show them how beautiful the world can be.

My Project

As a first year teacher I am finding many gaps in our district funding and the basic needs of our students. This early into the early I am already running low on many necessary supplies for the classroom to run day to day and want to make sure that the students are provided everything they need to succeed! I have included many supplies that our classroom is running low on or lacking, plus some resources for me in order to make sure that they reach their full potential. 5th graders need a lot of help and I am striving to give them all that I can. They have also requested that I look for some books which they really enjoy and I am hoping I can get for them. I strive to build that love of reading because I know how much it will help them in all aspects of their academic life.

Please support my students.

They deserve everything that other students have. They need it in order to succeed and pull themselves out of the poverty of their area.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $25.88 4 $103.52
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $50.96 1 $50.96
Expo 1920940 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 36 Count, Black • Amazon Business $25.39 2 $50.78
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
Post-it Super Sticky Notes Value Pack, 24 Pads/Pack, Convenient School Bus Carry and Storage Case, 2X The Sticking Power, 3 in. x 3 in, Bright Colors (654-24SSBUS) • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • Amazon Business $43.68 1 $43.68
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers • Amazon Business $43.35 1 $43.35
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $29.80 1 $29.80
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Scotch 5-Inch Soft Touch Pointed Kid Scissors, 12 Count Teacher Pack, Green (1442P-12) • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
DIXON Pencil Top Cap Erasers, Pink, 144-Count (34500) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88

Materials cost

$471.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.77

Total project goal

$598.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.44

3 Donors

-$305.00

Donations toward project cost

-$259.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.75

match offer

-$293.44

Match offer toward project cost

-$249.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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