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Ms. Salsbury from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Psssh! Paper and Pencils Anyone?

My students need paper stock and pencils.

  • $439 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students within my class face many challenges. They from the inner city of Baltimore and do not have as many luxuries as others. Some students came the first day of school without any supplies or even ready to learn. Thus I had to supply them with items. I need paper and pencils to help these kids!

I teach two classes with 16 students in each class.

They are mostly from single parent households. They are learning in a public, urban school in Maryland. They are between the ages of 6 to 7 and believe that they have seen all of the world. Most of the students are extremely bright but some students around take advantage of that.

My Project

Students come to class everyday without pencils. I have a policy in place for pencils; if your pencil point is broken, to reduce on distractions, you may place the broken pencil in a cup and take a brand new sharpened pencil out of another cup. My students fail to realize that this is the plan because they come to school never prepared. So therefore I let them "borrow" a pencil. Most of the time, the pencils are NEVER returned back and eventually students have to write their classwork up in crayon. But then now my crayons are becoming broken and students decide to throw them out the door and at each other...But that is a whole other story but in the end we need paper to print worksheets on to, paper to draw on, paper to write stories on, and of course pencils to do this with. With your help this will help keep us from having to ask the students' families to buy me and my fellow first grade team members paper and pencils and thus we can teach and learn how to read and write!

Giving my students paper and pencils to get photocopies, to draw, to write, etc will help them develop their writing skills further as well as having supplies we can actually use!

Please help with this project and help these inner city, urban students get the same resources as other schools in the area!

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Ms. Salsbury
Grades PreK-2
  • Grove Park Elementary Middle School 224
  • Baltimore, MD
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRBNLS PPR PRECOLLATED 2 PART STR 500/PK 8 1/2''X11'' WE/CY • School Specialty Inc. $23.36 1 $23.36
CRBNLS PPR PRECOLLATED 3 PART STR 500/PK(8 1/2''X11'' WE/CY/PK • School Specialty Inc. $24.88 1 $24.88
COPY/PRINTER PAPER 100 GE/114 ISO 28LB 8 1/2''X11'' 500/RM WE • School Specialty Inc. $17.95 1 $17.95
PENCIL TURQUOISE SKETCH SET OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $12.34 1 $12.34
MULTI-PASTEL CLASSROOM PACK OF 144 • School Specialty Inc. $119.39 1 $119.39
MAGNETIC BULLDOG SPRING CLIPS 1 1/4 - BOX OF 24----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $10.02 1 $10.02
Spiral Notebook - Single Subject, 70 count - 10 1/2 X 8 70 CT----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $1.28 30 $38.40
SMART START K-1 WRITING PAPER 360 360 SHEETS----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $16.79 1 $16.79
DRAWING PAPER 12X18 WHITE 500PK 50LB----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $23.50 1 $23.50

Materials cost

$286.63

Vendor shipping charges

$29.55

State sales tax

$17.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$372.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.77

Total project goal

$438.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$438.45

14 Donors

-$437.21

Donations toward project cost

-$372.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.24

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$0.00

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