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Mrs. Zibell from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set, Learn

My students need pencils, notebooks, folders, pencil sharpener, earbuds, erasers, and a homework planner to start the school year.

  • $372 goal

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My Students

My school is full of vibrant, excited learners ready for new challenges each and every day! We are a preK-8th grade school, and in every grade we develop a strong classroom community to support one another.

My school is made up of students with special needs, gifted students and English language learners.

We fill our days with rigorous academics and extraordinary teachers.

My students all come from lower income families that struggle each day to make ends meet. Many of these children face poverty and violence on a daily basis that is well beyond what most of us could imagine. Yet, the students do their best to learn. We try our best to give our students a good education and an introduction to the American way of life, but with limited resources there are many things that others consider basic parts of education that we cannot provide without assistance. My school is very limited in the funds that teachers receive every year. Teachers go forward and buy their own supplies to help their students have a successful school year.

My Project

Folders, pencils, and homework planners will help keep my students organized, on task, and ready to start learning each and every day. Notebooks will ensure that my students will be ready to tackle our new Reader's Workshop program! Colored pencils will enhance their creative sides. Earbuds will make sure they can hear everything they need on the chromebooks. These supplies will help my students to have every opportunity to succeed and reach their goals.

Being able to have these needed supplies available in my classroom would give my students the opportunity to start the year off on the right track.

They will have the tools they need to succeed and strive to reach their goals. Every student deserves the opportunity for success!

Mrs. Zibell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CALIFONE EARBUD - ECONOMY WITH 3.5 MM PLUG - E-1 • School Specialty $1.91 30 $57.30
Mead Spiral Notebooks, 1 Subject, College Ruled Paper, 70 Sheets, 10-1/2" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors, 6 Pack (73065) • Amazon Business $5.94 9 $53.46
BOOK STOCK AGENDA SSA 5B STUDENT EDITION 5X8 • School Specialty $1.77 30 $53.10
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Avery 47993 Two-Pocket Folder, 40-Sheet Capacity, Assorted Colors (Box of 25) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
PENCIL COLOR 7'' 3.3MM SET OF 24 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.75 10 $17.50
ERASERS CAP MULTICOLOR SET OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.82 2 $3.64

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