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Mrs. Best-Adams from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready to Learn and to Achieve Success.

My students need everyday school supplies such as highlighters, notebooks, tape, colored pencils and pens to be successful in class.

  • $471 goal

This project expired on December 5, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a low-income area. Many don't have the resources needed to excel academically even though they have the talent.

Our students are wonderful children who deserve a head start in life.

Our school is an environment where we try to make each student feel cared-for and supported. We strive to create a place where they are free to be themselves, take risks academically, and learn to be productive citizens in society.

With the help of others, I know my students will be on a level playing field with their suburban counterparts. They may not come from a place where they have everything, but I will do my best to support them!

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students already have a "home." In other words, I know exactly where everything will go and how it will assist the students on the road to becoming "historians." We just need your help in getting everything through our door!

The paper, staplers, markers, notebooks and other supplies of the sort will be used by the students, so that they may have supplies to use in class on a daily basis without having to worry about being unprepared to learn.

The items will allow the students to be organized and be ready. They will be willing and able to focus on instruction, rather than stressing over having the necessary supplies for classroom instruction. The makers will be used to create anchor charts that reflect the discussions we have during our mini-lessons. The notebooks and paper will help to keep student notes organized as well as a space for Journal writing and reflection to improve students writing.

The donations to this project will help to improve my students' understanding of and competency in authentic, meaningful writing and historical interpretation. We will use these materials to aide us in the process of becoming life-long learners. As the teacher, I have planned for my students over the summer and have created some engaging and fun topics and projects for the students to complete over the course of the school year. I truly need your support to make this a reality. Thanks!

Mrs. Best-Adams
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 95 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, College Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 5 Pack (72930) • Amazon Business $7.45 10 $74.50
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.97 9 $44.73
Zebra Pen Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1.0mm, Black Ink, 24-Count (12221) • Amazon Business $6.73 5 $33.65
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, 2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 30 Count (13830) • Amazon Business $5.97 5 $29.85
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.26 1 $29.26
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, Fine Line, 40 Count • Amazon Business $11.23 2 $22.46
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 2 $20.00
Seal-It Invisible Stationery Tape 3/4 x 1000 inches on Press N' Cut Dispenser, Pack of 6 Total 6000 inches • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large, White, Pack of 10 (ZEH10PC10) • Amazon Business $5.94 3 $17.82
BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, White, 10-Count • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Best 8 Inch Stainless Steel Blade Scissors, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Bostitch Office B210R-RED Bostitch Ascend 3 in 1 Stapler with Integrated Remover & Staple Storage, Red (B210-Red) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Mead Loose Leaf Paper, Filler Paper, College Ruled, 200 Sheets, 11" x 8-1/2", 3 Hole Punched, 1 Pack (17208) • Amazon Business $6.08 2 $12.16
Scotch Brand Magic Tape, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls (810K6) • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 1 Box • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25

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