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Ms. Eddins from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready to Learn, Not Evacuate from Hurricane!

My students need ink, paper and basic necessities when it comes to learning.

  • $360 goal

This project expired on October 24, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income area in Houston, my students face struggles in and out of the classroom. With the recent devastation of Hurricane Harvey, many students lost their homes, uniforms and supplies. Some of my students are still displaced after almost seven months. It is my job to make the classroom a home away from home. Also, many students are 1-3 years as a ESL (English as a Second Language) student. Despite the challenges, all of my students are eager and willing to learn to his or her potential.

Many students move around from parent to parent or family member throughout the school year.

We have students that are considered "homeless" and all are on the free and reduced breakfast/lunch program. Students seek stability and find it in my reading classroom.

My Project

The materials I am requesting are basic supplies that promote high levels of learning and a good start to teaching classroom management at the beginning of the year. I focus on the good behavior and expectations rather than discipline. Students know the consequences from day one, but are so excited about the rewards and incentives so that becomes the focus. Students use file folders to track his/her behavior from class to class. I use a ticket system which promotes good behavior and use incentives to reward my students. I like using the "graph" poster to track classroom behavior as a whole class. The ink and paper allow me to print things in my classroom and in color when needed for my students. I would truly appreciate your support and we together can educate the next generation of amazing talent.

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

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP (F6U61AN#140) Tri-Color Ink Cartridge • Staples Advantage $25.99 2 $51.98
HP 63 Black Ink Cartridges (T0A53AN#140), 2/Pack • Staples Advantage $34.99 1 $34.99
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $34.28 1 $34.28
Staples Inkjet/Laser Shipping Labels, 10 Labels Per Sheet, White, 2"H x 4"W, 1,000 Labels/Bx • Staples Advantage $27.99 1 $27.99
Trend Graphing Grid (Small Squares) Wipe-Off Chart - 17"X22" • Staples Advantage $7.99 3 $23.97
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3" Canary Yellow, 90 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (65412SSCY) • Staples Advantage $20.49 1 $20.49
Staples 3-Tab File Folders, Letter, Assorted Position, Manila, 250/Box • Staples Advantage $20.49 1 $20.49
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 35 Count Canister, 3 Canisters Per Value Pack (CLO 30112) • Staples Advantage $9.29 2 $18.58
Staples Accel Strong Wirebound 5-Subject Notebooks, 8 1/2" x 11", College Ruled, 200 Sheets (20038M-CC) • Staples Advantage $4.09 3 $12.27
Staples Ticket Rolls- Double Ticket, Red • Staples Advantage $10.49 1 $10.49
BIC Xtra Sparkle Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, Assorted, 24/Pk (MPLP241-BLK) • Staples Advantage $4.91 2 $9.82
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 4/pk (38264PP) • Staples Advantage $5.99 1 $5.99

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