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Ms. Smith from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Running Out of the Basics!

Help me give my students the essential supplies that are running low, such as pencils and paper, plus snacks for students who are hungry during the day.

  • $331 goal

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My Students

Our school is in a high poverty area where students have grown up with many hardships. The majority of my students are Hispanic with English as their second language. About 98% of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast.

My students come to my class wanting a safe environment from hardships they may be dealing with outside of school!

These 5th graders know, though, that my classroom is a safe place for them to be. Each one of them is a caring student who holds high values of respect and responsibility. All my students are very enthusiastic to learn and grow their minds for their futures! My goal is to continue giving my students this safe, comfortable learning environment to continue their learning.

My Project

My class is running out of some basic supplies in our class. We use large Post-it notes to do group projects and presentations for every subject. They are perfect to stick right to the wall for everyone to see. We are almost out of the paper because the students love it!

Pencils and pens are the most needed in my class because my students need something to write with!

We take notes for math, and it allows them to go back and see what they learn. We are in need of more, especially mechanical pencils so my students don't have to get up and sharpen a pencil during their learning.

The clipboards are extremely important in our class. My students don't like learning in their seats all day. Clipboards allow them to get up and move around. They can learn from any spot in the classroom. I want to have enough for each of my students because most of them prefer to not sit in a chair to learn.

My students are also coming to school hungry and are hungry through the day. The snacks are a great way that a student who is hungry can grab a snack and keep on learning while eating.

My students need these items to work on their academics and become successful independent students. Thank you for helping us with basic supplies for these students!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Hardboard Clipboard, Low-Profile Clip, Letter Size, 9" x 12-1/2", Tan (22094-QCC) • $2.12 25 $53.00
Pacon Heavy Duty Anchor Chart Paper, 24" x 32", White, Unruled, 25 sheets/pad (PAC3371) • $12.99 2 $25.98
Roaring Spring Wide-Ruled Loose Notebook Filler Paper, 300 Sheets Per Pack • $4.67 5 $23.35
Welch's Berries 'N Cherries & Apple Orchard Medley Fruit Snacks, 66 Count (12165) • $19.54 1 $19.54
Austin Zoo Animal Crackers, 2 oz. Bags, 36 Bags/Box • $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets/Pack (21289/22289) • $15.55 1 $15.55
Paper Mate Flair Felt-Tip Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 12/pk (74423) • $15.29 1 $15.29
BIC Mechanical Pencil Xtra-Life Mechanical Pencil, #2, 0.7mm, 40 Pack (MPP40MJ-BLK) • $14.44 1 $14.44
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 14/Pack (2023009) • $13.99 1 $13.99
Kleenex Facial Tissue, Flat Box, 2-Ply, 160 Sheets/Box, 3 Boxes/Pack (37392) • $5.94 2 $11.88
Pilot FriXion ColorSticks Erasable Gel-Ink Pens, Fine Point (0.7mm), Assorted, 10/Pk (32454) • $11.64 1 $11.64
Rice Krispies Treats Minis, 50/Box • $7.64 1 $7.64
Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Aerosol, Citrus Meadows Scent, 19 oz. (81546) • $7.47 1 $7.47
BIC Wite-Out Quick Dry Correction Fluid, 3/Pk (WOFQD3) • $5.94 1 $5.94
Lysol Neutra Air Aerosol Sanitizing RTU Spray, Citrus Scent, 10 Oz. • $4.67 1 $4.67

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