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Ms. Duffy from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies for Super Students

Help me give my students the school supplies they need to have an effective school year after recovering from school closures!

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are warriors! Despite having learning disabilities and underlying behavioral disorders, they persevere through challenges to learn to the best of their abilities.

There are many things in my students' lives that are working against them in their school and home environments, both internal and external factors.

Many of my students come from low-income households, where they are unable to afford the supplies needed to have a successful school year. My students do not let these detriments hold them back in any way. They each have a spirit that has persevered through many hardships. Despite being very resourceful, my students deserve to have new and adequate school supplies after returning to school from COVID-19 pandemic.

My Project

Due to many stores, businesses, and restaurants closing due to COVID-19, I know that many of my students' parents will not have the means to purchase school supplies for their children next school year. As a special education teacher, I am constantly trying to anticipate the challenges and needs of my students to support them with the tools and aids they may need to be successful. This is what I am attempting to do now- alleviate the financial pressure off my students' parents for the coming school year. The items on my list will be used on a daily basis by my students in order to organize their learning materials and enrich their learning when we return to school. Many of my students struggle with organizational skills, I have created a system with binders and binder tabs in which students are able to effectively organize each subjects' papers and tools for all of their classes. My students also participate in many calm-down exercises involving art projects with which the crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue and paper will be of use. These items make my job as an educates and my kids' jobs as students easier in that we are wasting precious learning time searching for something that could have been found easily with the right organizational system. Furthermore, for some reason all of the red markers and crayons consistently disappear from my classroom... New arts and crafts supplies are needed in order for everyone to complete activities without fighting over the single red crayon.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery Durable View Binder, 1-1/2" Slant Rings, 375-Sheet Capacity, DuraHinge, White, Case Pack of 12 (17022) • Amazon Business $82.42 1 $82.42
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $37.39 2 $74.78
Avery 8-Tab Plastic Binder Dividers with Pockets, Insertable Multicolor Big Tabs, 3 Sets (11907) • Amazon Business $11.58 6 $69.48
Avery Heavy-Duty View Binder, 3 One-Touch Rings, 670-Sheet Capacity, DuraHinge Black (79693) • Amazon Business $9.96 5 $49.80
Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Markers, Broad Line, 12 Pack, 10 Colors • Amazon Business $40.44 1 $40.44
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $31.20 1 $31.20
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb / 176 gsm, "Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 75 Sheets (80944-01) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Mead Spiral Notebooks, 1 Subject, College Ruled Paper, 70 Sheets, Colored Note Books, Lined Paper, Home School Supplies for College Students & K-12, 10 1/2" x 8”, Assorted Colors, 6 Pack (73065) • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Multicultural Markers, Broad Line, 10 Count • Amazon Business $5.22 2 $10.44
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Five Star Loose Leaf Paper, 3 Hole Punched, Reinforced Filler Paper, College Ruled, 11" x 8-1/2", 100 Sheets/Pack, 1 Pack (17010) • Amazon Business $3.59 2 $7.18
Five Star Loose Leaf Paper, 3 Hole Punched, Reinforced Filler Paper, Graph Ruled, 11 x 8-1/2 inches, 100 Sheets/Pack, 1 Pack (17012) • Amazon Business $3.55 2 $7.10
Mr. Pen- Alphabet Templates, Alphabet Stencils, Pack of 5, Letter Stencils, Template Letters, Stencils Letters and Numbers, Art Stencils, Drawing Tools, Drafting Supplies, Tracing Letters and Numbers • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Crayola Multicultural Colored Pencils, 8 Assorted Skin Tone Colors • Amazon Business $2.38 2 $4.76

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