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Ms. Gonzalez from Salinas CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies for Sixth Grade Success!

Help me give my students the school supplies they'll need for 7th grade!

  • $643 goal

This project expired on July 11, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of working with an extraordinary group of students who come to school everyday ready to learn and explore. All my students receive services in the Resource Special program, and come to our classroom for specialized academic instruction in small groups. Each student who comes to program has a learning disability that adds extra challenges to their school day. Our school is located in a struggling part of our city, with 35% of our student population designated as homeless. Despite these adversities, my students continue to shine and work hard.

My students continue to teach me valuable lessons that I will carry with me always.

They persevere, they remain curious, and are always excited to learn something new. They're gifted students with so much to teach the world, and I hope to give them more opportunities to do just that.

My Project

Our 6th graders have worked so hard, that we want to provide them with their school supplies for a stress free transition to middle school! This year, as we do every year, we are looking to provide our kids with binders, paper, pens, folders and more! BUT...we need your help again! Our school is located in a struggling area, and school supplies are a stressful and expensive part of starting a new year at a new school. I want to take the burden off our families, and make sure our kids have what they will need next year as they continue on their educational journey.

Each student will need...

1 binder

1 pack of paper

2 note books

1 composition book

1 pencil pouch

2 erasers

2 extra lead packs for their mechanical pencils

1 pack of assorted pens

1 hole punch ruler

1 pack of colored pencils

1 pack of highlighters

1 sharpener

Ms. Gonzalez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paper Mate InkJoy Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 8/Pack (1958946) • Staples Advantage $17.79 9 $160.11
Staples Standard 2" 3-Ring View Binders, White, 6/Carton (26444CT) • Staples Advantage $29.99 2 $59.98
Staples 3-Hole Punch, 3 Sheet Capacity, Assorted Colors (20545) • Staples Advantage $4.79 12 $57.48
Staples Reinforced Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Ruled, 12/Pack • Staples Advantage $55.39 1 $55.39
Staples Composition Notebook, 9.75" x 7.5", Wide Ruled, 100 Sheets, Marble Black (14557M) • Staples Advantage $3.49 9 $31.41
Staples Accel 1-Subject Notebook, 8.5" x 11", College Ruled, 100 Sheets, Black (20950M-CC) • Staples Advantage $2.21 9 $19.89
Crayola Colored Pencils, 12/Box • Staples Advantage $2.13 9 $19.17
Staples Hype Stick Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted, 6/Pack (50372) • Staples Advantage $1.50 9 $13.50
Staples Manual Pencil Sharpener, Assorted Colors (10896-CC) • Staples Advantage $1.49 9 $13.41
Staples Zipper Canvas Pouch, Black (24220) • Staples Advantage $1.39 9 $12.51
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Pink, 24/Box (70520) • Staples Advantage $10.39 1 $10.39
Mead Spiral 1-Subject Notebook, 8" x 10.5", College Ruled, 70 Sheets,, Assorted (05512) • Staples Advantage $1.13 9 $10.17
Staples HB Lead Refills, 0.7mm, 90/PK (10406) • Staples Advantage $0.55 6 $3.30

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