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Ms. Koroma-Bernard from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies Rescue Us!!

My students need basic school supplies like chart paper, copy paper, markers, etc. to ensure that learning takes place in a comfortable way.

  • $984 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I've often observed people cringe up their face or respond in a way that lets me know they think my job is more difficult than that of other teachers because of where I teach, or that my job is less enjoyable. Actually, I have the privilege of teaching the best group of students out there. They are extra special because despite all the odds they are faced with, they remain resilient. They come in joyful, optimistic, and ready to learn and do their best! We belong to a school in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

My students are eager, respectful, very talkative, humorous, and at times have a little more energy than I would like, but all in all, I wouldn't trade them for any other group of students.

Ninety five percent of the students qualify for free lunch. In addition, the neighborhood has been deemed one of the worst areas in Brooklyn, and the city at large. It possesses all of the qualities that come with poverty: high crime rate, gang violence, failing schools, limited services, etc. Despite all the odds I remain committed! I am committed to my students and the community in which I serve.

My Project

The dilemma is that we have depleted many of our basic school supplies, which ensures that learning takes place in a smooth and comfortable way. As most teachers would know, copy paper is a hot commodity. It will be used for the teachers to print information for student research, homework activities, print exams, create the publishing paper for students to publish their writings, etc.

Some of our biggest uses for the chart paper and markers are for teachers to model writing and reading strategies, display notes within the various subject areas, and for students to engage in group work.

All supplies requested are to enhance the students' learning and allow the teachers to effectively deliver instruction.

Ms. Koroma-Bernard
Grades 3-5
More than half of 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 21 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad, 25 x 30.5 Inches, 30-Sheet Pad (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $37.04 7 $259.28
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 2 Packs of 8 Total of 16 Markers • Amazon Business $15.50 4 $62.00
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $60.28 1 $60.28
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.00 4 $60.00
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Country Breeze Scent, Brighter Horizon, 480ct (6X80ct) • Amazon Business $26.82 2 $53.64
Scotch Transparent Tape, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, 12 Rolls (600K12) • Amazon Business $16.77 3 $50.31
Hammermill Paper, Copy, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, 92 Bright, Letter, 1,500 Sheets / 3 Reams, (113620), Made In The USA • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $13.08 3 $39.24
Carson Dellosa Sentence Strips, Lined Multicolored Sentence Strips (4451) • Amazon Business $14.29 2 $28.58
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3", Miami Collection, 24 Pads per Pack, 70 Sheets per Pad (654-24SSMIA-CP) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Swingline 87845 Optima Desktop Staplers, Full Strip, 40-Sheet Capacity, Silver/Black/Orange • Amazon Business $22.56 1 $22.56
AmazonBasics Clear Sheet Protectors - Letter Size (100 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Swingline Stapler, Optima 40, Compact, Low Force, 40 Sheets Capacity, Black / Silver (S7087842) • Amazon Business $20.35 1 $20.35
School Smart 84886 2 Pocket Folder - 9 x 12 inch - Pack of 25 - Assorted • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Babyganics Face, Hand & Baby Wipes, Fragrance Free, 400 Count (Contains Four 100-Count Packs) • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
BIC Wite-Out Shake 'n Squeeze Correction Pen, 8 ml, White, 4/Pack (WOSQPP418) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Outus 4 Pack Magnetic Staple Remover Push Style Remover Easy Staple Remover Tool, Black • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Paper Insertable, Big Tab, 8 Tab MC, 6 Pk • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78

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