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Ms. Layte from Holyoke MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies for Learning Minds

Help me give my students the supplies and materials they need to be successful in Grade One!

  • $730 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious, energetic, and have an unwitting desire to work hard and be kind. I empower my students to take ownership of their learning, even if they are only six or seven years old. By providing them with a space to take academic risks, my students know they are learning in a safe and nurturing environment.

It amazes me daily how resilient my students are.

Almost all of my students are considered low-income. Our school provides 100% free lunches for all student. Nevertheless, my students come to school each day ready to learn no matter what challenges they have faced before the school day starts.

My Project

Imagine starting your first day of Grade One excited to learn but having little to no supplies to do it. This is the reality that many of my scholars will face in August. We are a school where nearly all of our students are low-income. This means that although parents want their students to succeed, they don't have the financial means to provide them with the supplies they need.

All of these supplies will ensure that my scholars have an equal start on the first day of school.

With your help, I will be able to provide my scholars with the ability to enjoy the first day of school without having to worry about any supplies. These supplies will ensure that my scholars are able to complete group work and different learning centers. They will also be able to utilize the white boards to work collaboratively to complete assignments in STEM.

Ms. Layte
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Charles Leonard Lap Board Class Pack, 2-Sided Plain/Lined Boards, Dry Erase Markers, Erasers (CHL35030) • Staples Advantage $58.29 2 $116.58
Crayola Classpack Combo Washable Markers and Large Crayons, Broad, Assorted Colors, 256/Case (52-3348) • Staples Advantage $85.29 1 $85.29
Staples Primary Composition Notebooks (K - 2nd), 7.5" x 9.75", Law Ruled, 100 Sheets, Multicolor, 12/Carton (42079CT) • Staples Advantage $28.66 2 $57.32
Binney & Smith Crayola Triangle Crayons, Classpack, 256/Ct • Staples Advantage $53.89 1 $53.89
Crayola Classpack Crayons, 800/Box (52-8008) • Staples Advantage $52.19 1 $52.19
TRU RED Teacher Pack 5" Kids Blunt Tip Stainless Steel Scissors, Straight Handle, Right and Left Handed, 24/Pack (TR55059) • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • Staples Advantage $37.86 1 $37.86
Magnetic Handwriting Paper • Staples Advantage $36.06 1 $36.06
Dixon Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 144/Box (14412) • Staples Advantage $13.29 2 $26.58
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E501) • Staples Advantage $23.29 1 $23.29
Staples 2-Pocket Presentation Folders, Dark Blue, 10/Pack (13377-CC) • Staples Advantage $5.99 3 $17.97
Crayola My First Crayola Classpack, Tripod Grip Crayons, 56/Pack (81-8129) • Staples Advantage $14.19 1 $14.19
Crayola Large Multicultural Crayons, Assorted Colors, 8/Box (52-080W) • Staples Advantage $2.19 5 $10.95
Staples Erasers, Assorted Colors, Dozen (771352) • Staples Advantage $0.34 12 $4.08

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