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Ms. Koch from Saint Louis MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies

Help me give my students basic supplies to continue learning this school year.

  • $245 goal

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My Students

Students at my school are considered to be from areas with the lowest socioeconomic status. They often come from single parent households. Older students have the responsibility of helping raise their younger siblings. They do not have the funds to purchase school supplies. Students are lacking in basic reading skills and are several years behind when it comes to reading levels. Finding materials that interest them is a challenge. These students need encouragement to read about current and interesting topics that they have interest in! They also need basic school supplies to be successful.

My Project

Students at my school struggle purchasing school supplies because of their low socioeconomic status. Now that it is second semester, students are in need of basic pencils, notebooks, and folders. Using colorful ink helps students focus on tasks, especially when writing. Also using bright colored paper to display their writing helps students' self esteem. Pencils are an everyday necessity that student do not have the ability to provide due to low socioeconomic status backgrounds. Students in middle school struggle with organization, so the notebooks and folders are important to help teach organization and to help them be prepared for life.

Ms. Koch
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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 30 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb / 176 gsm, "Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 75 Sheets (80944-01) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
LINC Pentonic Premium Ball Point Pen, 50 pen Tumbler (1.0mm (Multicolored)) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
AmazonBasics Heavy Duty Plastic Folders with 2 Pockets for Letter Size Paper, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
PEN ASST COLORS FINE FELT TIP SCHOOL SMART SET OF 8 • School Specialty $5.39 3 $16.17
2020 Planner - Weekly & Monthly Planner with Tabs, 6.3" x 8.4", Hardcover with Back Pocket + Thick Paper + Banded, Twin-Wire Binding - Mint Floral • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
24pcs Mini Notebook,Candy Colors Portable Pocket Steno Memo Notebook MiniDaily NotePad(8 Colors,Ruled Pages) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AIEX 6 Pack 300 Sheets Lined Sticky Notes 6 Bright Colors Self-Stick Notes Memo Notes for Office, School and Home (4 x 6 Inch) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Leinuosen 12 Pads Sticky Notes Set, Colorful Self Sticky Notes in Square Shape, Creative Self-Stick Notes, 3 x 3 Inch, 100 Pieces/Pad (Color A) • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Clic Eraser Grip Retractable Eraser with Grip Fashion Barrel Colors 3-Pk • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
Linc Offix Smooth Ball Point Pen, 1.00mm Tip, 9-Count, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Pentel Clic Retractable Eraser with Grip, Assorted Barrels, 3 Pack (ZE21BP3M) • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97

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