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Ms. Mendoza from Madera CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need paper, pencils, index cards, paint, and dry-erase markers.

  • $464 goal

This project expired on May 6, 2018.

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My Students

I greet my students every day with a smile and a good morning. Despite many of my students facing adversities in their lives, they arrive at school eager to learn, explore, and grow. I believe they all have something special to contribute to my classroom.

In my classroom, my students are emergent readers, writers, problem-solvers, scientist, artists, and so much more.

Our school servers a majority of low-income students. It provides free meals to all students. Sadly, some families struggle to provide the basic necessities that the students need.

My Project

Students will use the pencils to write stories and solve math problems. Dry-erase markers will be used during guided reading and writing. Index cards will be used as high frequency word flash cards during guided reading.

New art supplies will allow students to explore their creativity.

The school day is never more fun than when it's a messy day.

The paint, construction, paper, and glue will enhance student engagement, learning, and creativity. The children will use the paint, construction paper, and glue for many projects to come!

As a new teacher, my classroom budget has been exhausted since before the first week of school. We are truly thankful for your generous donations.

Ms. Mendoza
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kaplan Kolors Washable Tempera Paint Gallon Assortment (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $84.96 1 $84.96
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/pk (SAN86001) • Staples Advantage $14.99 3 $44.97
Staples Copy Paper; 8-1/2x11", Letter Size • Staples Advantage $34.28 1 $34.28
Gallon Pump Dispensers Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 2 $28.82
Staples Nonstick Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, Medium-Weight, Clear, 2.4 mil, 8 1/2" x 11", 200/Bx • Staples Advantage $20.99 1 $20.99
North Star Teacher Resources 1st - 6th Grades Desk Name Plate, Spanish Traditional Manuscript, 36/PK, 3 PK/BD • Staples Advantage $20.19 1 $20.19
30 Flat Stubby Paint Brushes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Kaplan Kolors Washable Multicultural Paint (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $16.89 1 $16.89
Staples 3" x 5" Blank White Index Cards, 500/Pack (51010) • Staples Advantage $5.49 3 $16.47
Kaplan Kolors Washable Tempera Paint - Brown (1 Gallon) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
Elmer's Glue-All, 1 Gallon • Staples Advantage $11.54 1 $11.54
Multicultural World Construction Paper 9" x 12" (50 Sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $2.51 1 $2.51

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