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Ms. McGettigan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

My students need basic supplies to begin their learning adventure. They need crayons, pencils and journals to record their thoughts. They need glue sticks to participate in art and sorting activities.

  • $620 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

This is a bright and active group of five- and six-year-old children. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day.

We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.

Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but we learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers, writers, and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. There is so much to learn.

My Project

We are an inner-city kindergarten that feeds all our kids breakfast and lunch due to the parents' financial status. My kindergartners often struggle with basic skills and need to practice more than the average child.

Basic supplies must be available right away.

We cannot allow these needs to distract from the learning goals. With this project, we will be able to dive into learning immediately. With less wasted time, we will be able to grow from the start.

We are asking for pencils, crayons and paint to improve all fine motor skill. We need journals to practice writing, which obviously means we need pencils and a sharpener.

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

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

This project will reach 30 students.

23 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Essential Learning My Writing Journal, Spiral Bound for Grade 1, 8" x 10.5", Liquid Pink Color (ELP0601) • Staples Advantage $3.99 35 $139.65
Crayola Crayons Classpack, 8 Colors, 400 Large Size/Box (528038) • Staples Advantage $53.79 2 $107.58
Chenille Kraft Jumbo Glue Sticks 1.41 oz., 30/Pack, Clear • Staples Advantage $24.59 3 $73.77
Oxford Twin-Pocket Portfolio, Assorted • Staples Advantage $19.09 3 $57.27
X-ACTO School Pro 1670 Electric Pencil Sharpener • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
Crayola 16 oz. Washable Paint, Assorted, 12/Set • Staples Advantage $29.90 1 $29.90
Pacon Glitter Assortment, Set of six 4-oz. Jars • Staples Advantage $21.87 1 $21.87
Staples Assorted Colored Binder Clips, Mini, 3/5" Width, 1/4" Capacity, 60/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.29 2 $14.58

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