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Ms. Sakai from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies for ELA Scholars

My students need school supplies, such as notebooks, Post Its, and folders, to get them started for a year of success, as well as everyday necessities that will help the classroom run smoothly.

  • $1,375 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing! They love to engage with texts of all kinds and discuss issues related to the world around us. Most of the students at my school live nearby and qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch.

Despite having to deal with their tough situations outside of school, my students demonstrate their love for learning by showing up to school every day.

I am fortunate to be a part of a school community that works to make sure that all students feel valued, respected, and challenged. On a daily basis, my students think deeply, collaborate to discuss complex issues, and push themselves to do their very best.

My Project

This project will provide all of my students with the supplies needed to be successful in English class this year, allowing them to focus on their studies instead of on the stresses of purchasing back-to-school items. With the funds from this project, each student will receive a notebook and 2-pocket folder, which will be used to hold all of their writing and handouts for the year. Students will use the spiral notebooks to make interactive student notebooks which will keep their handouts organized for future reference and hold all their writing so they monitor how their writing progresses over the course of the year. Other items in this project, such as post-its, pens, glue, poster paper, books for the classroom library, and props/costumes for our Shakespeare unit, will be used by the students on a daily basis to keep them engaged in their learning.

For the first time, I am also requesting household items such as tissues, paper towels, sanitary napkins, band-aids, and safety pins, which are requested by students on a regular basis and therefore disappear quickly.

As a high school teacher, my role in students' lives is not limited to academics. I've realized that in order to have a successful school day, students need access to these basic household supplies in addition to their academic supplies. For the 2018-2019 school year, I'd like to ensure that my students have easy access to these items.

With your help, my students will start the year out strong and continue to grow academically as readers, writers, thinkers, and members of their school and global communities. Thank you for your continued support of my classroom and of my students!

Ms. Sakai
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Five Star Spiral Notebooks, 1 Subject, College Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 11" x 8-1/2", 6 Pack (38052) • Amazon Business $17.10 18 $307.80
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $38.36 1 $38.36
Giant Foam Great Swords 2 Pack Warrior Weapons Toy Set for Kids + Red Sword and Blue Sword • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Amazon Brand - Presto! Flex-a-Size Paper Towels, Huge Roll, 12 count • Amazon Business $24.25 1 $24.25
Expo Dry Erase Whiteboard Cleaning Spray, 1 gal • Amazon Business $23.69 1 $23.69
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.85 2 $21.70
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel, 2L, Pack of 1 • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
HP Printer Paper, Office20, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 500 Sheets/1 Ream (172160R) Made In The USA • Amazon Business $4.29 4 $17.16
Kleenex Trusted Care Everyday Facial Tissues, Flat Box, 160 Tissues per Flat Box, 6 Packs • Amazon Business $8.48 2 $16.96
Regal King Crown - Kangaroo • Amazon Business $8.25 2 $16.50
AT-A-GLANCE Monthly Wall Calendar, January 2018 - December 2018, 14-7/8" x 11-7/8", Wirebound, Cecilia (W1050-707) • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
S-shine Lot Of 12 Assorted Color Flower Pens Daisy Pens Ball Point Writing Pen • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Thirteen Reasons Why 10th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Always Never Yours • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
The Upside of Unrequited • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Cinder • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Final Four • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Forum Novelties Black Half Mask with Ties - Masked Bandit • Amazon Business $4.53 3 $13.59
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Leah on the Offbeat • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
YIISUN Black Capes Halloween Costume For Kids Hero Capes Dresses Capes For Boys (3 Pack)(Black) • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Westcott 5" School Pack of Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection, Blunt, Assorted Colors (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Allegedly • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Sky Is Everywhere • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Wine Goblets 8Oz Premium Plastic (8 Pack) - Party Supplies • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Kangaroo King's Crown, Gold • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Avery 47987 Two-Pocket Folder, 40-Sheet Capacity, Green (Box of 25) • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
When the Moon Is Low: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Dumplin' • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Scotch Long Lasting Storage Packaging Tape, 1.88 Inches x 54.6 Yards, 4 Rolls (3650-4) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Avery Two-Pocket Folders, Dark Blue, Box of 25 (47985) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Tampax Pearl Plastic Tampons, Regular Absorbency, Unscented, 50 Count • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
Everase Micro-Fiber Eraser | Cleaning Cloths for Whiteboards / Dry Erase Boards, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Neenah Paper Exact Index, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness (WAU40411) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Don't Get Caught • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Avery 47989 Two-Pocket Folder, 40-Sheet Capacity, Red (Box of 25) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, Book 1) (Anna Dressed in Blood Series) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
House Day Silver Safety Pins Pack of 1440, 1.1 inch Safety Pins Bulk, for Home, Office Use, Sewing Pins, Fabric, Fashion, Craft Pins, Marathon, First Aid Kit, Diaper Pins • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Pixnor Gorgeous Pretty Rhinestone Tiara Crown Exquisite Headband Comb Pin Wedding Bridal Birthday Tiaras • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What My Mother Doesn't Know • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Avery 47992 Two-Pocket Folder, 40-Sheet Capacity, Yellow (Box of 25) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Band-Aid Brand Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages For Minor Wound Care, Assorted Sizes, 100 Count • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Sharpie 25053 Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.43 1 $4.43
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 4 in x 6 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, Lined, 4 Pads/Pack, 45 Sheets/Pad (4621-SSAU) • Amazon Business $4.04 1 $4.04
U By Kotex Security Ultra Thin Pads, Long, Unscented, 40 Count • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

Materials cost

$1,121.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,168.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$206.23

Total project goal

$1,374.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,374.87

13 Donors

-$1,150.69

Donations toward project cost

-$985.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$165.10

match offer

-$215.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$183.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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