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Ms. Barker from Calumet Park IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocking Our New School Year

Help me give my students a strong start to their new school year with these must have supplies - crayons, glue, pencils, and more!

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I want to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention.

Many of them are being raised in single-parent households or by grandparents. The majority of students receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

I work in a low income, high poverty school. Because of this, many of my students do not come to school with the necessary supplies to be successful in class.

These supplies will create an atmosphere of learning for my students because everyone will have all the supplies needed to have a great school year!

With the dry erase boards, the students will practice their math facts without wasting paper. The crayons, glue, and pencils will available to all students whenever they are needed. In short, all of my students will be able to focus on their education, not the lack of supplies!

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

Equity Focus

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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $11.87 5 $59.35
Crayola Crayon Classpack, School Supplies, 16 Colors (50 Each), 800 Ct • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Dry Erase Boards [30pc Double Sided] Lapboards with ClearWipe Coating! Small White Boards - 9" x 12" Mini White Boards for Students, Classroom Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Pack of 6 Pencil Grips - Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting - Training Pencil Grippers - Homeschooling Supplies - Writing Aid for Preschool Kids • Amazon Business $7.49 3 $22.47
321 STRONG Hand Therapy Grip Balls for Stress, Fidget Toys, Arthritis Relief for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Expo 86001 Low Odor, Fine Tip, Black, Dry, Erase Marker, 2 Packs of 12 • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Purple, 12 Count • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Elmer's Liquid Glitter Glue, Great For Making Slime, Washable, Assorted Colors, 6 Ounces Each, 3 Count • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, 4 Ounces Each , 12 Count - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40

Materials cost

$237.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.77

Total project goal

$318.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$318.44

8 Donors

-$171.72

Donations toward project cost

-$145.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.76

Matching donations from our partners

-$146.72

Match offers toward project cost

-$124.71

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.01

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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