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Mrs. Contreras from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rewarding Students With Bare Essentials!

Help me give my students file folders, pencils, markers and sticky clips to display their work.

  • $191 goal

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My Students

We are a Title I, inner city, public school in California. My class consists of Latino and Asian English language learners who hold a high potential for academic success. Each and every day is a great adventure with my students. They make no excuses to work hard and learn no matter how challenging things may be.

My first graders are highly encouraged to be respectful, responsible, and scholarly as they prepare to be college bound.

Our school community values every student and we do our best to prepare them for their future. We want them to know that they are part of a great learning community that will encourage and support them to dream big.

My Project

We’re off to a great school year and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my class! My students are so eager to work and learn and they have a great sense of responsibility for their education. They’re great about completing their work, completing classroom tasks, and helping each other be better learners.

I believe every student who demonstrates the drive to better themselves should be rewarded with a little something to keep motivating them.

Therefore, I am requesting fun smelly pencils and markers, so they enjoy their writing time a little more. I am also requesting file folders to help them organize art projects and keep other important papers to share with family members during parent conferences. The dry erase markers are to replenish the old markers that are barely visible. They use these markers daily to practice spelling and grammar on their white dry erase boards.

Thank you in advance for reading our project and possibly considering donating to it.

Mrs. Contreras
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $22.05 2 $44.10
Scentco Colored Smencils 10-pack of Scented Coloring Pencils • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Stikki Works White Clips 20 per Pack Teacher Classroom Aid • Amazon Business $10.43 2 $20.86
Smead File Pocket, Straight-Cut Tab, 3-1/2" Expansion, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 5 per Pack (73892) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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