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Ms. Mathewson from Knoxville TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready to Learn and Grow in Third Grade!

Help me give my students the materials they need to learn and grow in third grade.

  • $260 goal

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My Students

My wonderfully clever students attend a Title 1 school. Over 90% of the students who attend my school qualify for free or reduced priced lunch. That means 9 out of 10 children in my school live below the poverty line.

These brilliant students have challenges at home and it is my goal to help them have the most opportunities as possible at school.

In my classroom we work hard and we play hard. We learn and we grow. We face challenges head on and we tell math problems that "we're not scared!"

My Project

This upcoming school year, students will be entering the classroom after an extended break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. My students will have been out of school for nearly five months by the time school begins again in August. This extended break will have an effect on their learning. They will have forgotten some of the skills they learned in second grade.

The materials I am asking for will help make hard math skills like multiplication and fractions more concrete and hands on for the students.

I have also asked for some school supplies as I know that many of my families are experiencing even more of a financial burden than they typically experience and I want them to not have to worry about providing their student with the essential school supplies.

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

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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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 72-Pack (13972) • Amazon Business $13.79 2 $27.58
Expo 1920940 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 36 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $26.47 1 $26.47
30 Pockets Storage Pocket Chart with Nametag, Opret Hanging Wall File Organizer for File Folders with Label Window & 5 Hangers for Classroom, Office, School Mailbox Organizer and Home (Black) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Star Right Multiplication with 2 Metal Binder Rings | 169 Self Checking Flashcards | for Ages 6 and Up • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Times Tables the Fun Way Book for Kids: A Picture Method of Learning the Multiplication Facts • Amazon Business $19.35 1 $19.35
156 pcs Magnetic Rainbow Fraction Tiles Circles • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Dry Erase Circles 10 Pieces and 10 Dry Erase Markers with Erasers | Removable Colorful Vinyl Dots Decals - Perfect for Students, Teachers in Classroom, Homeschooling • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $3.80 4 $15.20
Junior Learning Fractions Flips Educational Action Games • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Scholastic Success with Multiplication Facts, Grades 3-4 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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