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Ms. Banks from Washington DC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies for a Successful Learning Environment!

My students need very basic school supplies. Scissors, pencils, and erasers impact almost every single lesson, every single day.

  • $309 goal

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My Students

I am a new teacher that has started teaching my class halfway through the school year. My students are awesome but have had multiple teachers within the past two years. We are in one of the most trendiest neighborhoods going through a lot of gentrification. They are pretty resilient and the community helps out a lot!

We are a Title 1, 40/40 school and my students do not have a lot of resources at home.

Because of which, I am making an account on here to see if we can get some supplies to make our great classroom awesome! Even though it may seem normal for students to have things like pencils and crayons, a lot of my students may not be able to bring them in from home. I, however, do not think that it makes them any less prepared to come in and learn.

My Project

My students do not supply 90% of their school supplies. This makes creating an inviting learning environment difficult. With this project, I strive to meet their basic learning necessities.

My students need pencils, erasers, and colored pencils.

They fight about them constantly because they are so scarce. Having them accessible on their desks in a caddy allows everyone to have one when they are most needed. This pencil sharpener allows me to sharpen these colored pencils so that they will be used correctly and not thrown out, because they break most conventional ones. Even something as simple as set of classroom scissors are another example of a staple in a 3rd grade classroom environment that we don't currently have.

Lastly, I have added some basic organization supplies. Things like folders and paper clips help every single day. For my students to be able to learn to organize their belongings builds life skills that will impact them forever. Also, knowing where to get things and to put them up, allows the entire day to run more smoothly.

Thanks to donors like you, we can make sure that even the most basic needs of our great students in my class can be met! We appreciate you!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 24 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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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 6 Boxes, 72 Markers Total • Amazon Business $40.84 1 $40.84
Westcott School Scissor Caddy and Kids Scissors With Anti-microbial Protection, 24 Scissors and 1 Caddy, 5-Inch Blunt (14756) • Amazon Business $33.96 1 $33.96
Zmol Electric Pencil Sharpener-Heavy Duty Helical Blade-Auto Stop Features For Kids, Students and Artists, Ideal for Home, School and Ofiice use, Cute, Yellow (Yellow) • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
Sargent Art 36-1012 36 Count Eraser Best Buy Pack, Pink (2 pack, total 72) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $8.93 2 $17.86
Storex Classroom Caddy, 9.25 x 9.25 x 5.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (00940U06C) • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Smead Cascading Wall Organizer, 6 Pockets, Letter Size, Gray/Bright (92060) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
AmazonBasics Jumbo Paper Clips, Smooth, 100 per Box, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Officemate Large Binder Clips, 2 inch Wide, 1 inch Capacity, Box of 12 (99100) • Amazon Business $3.81 1 $3.81
Avery All-Purpose Labels, 1 x 2.75 Inches, White, Pack of 128 (6113) • Amazon Business $1.63 1 $1.63

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