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Mrs. Rasmussen from Las Vegas NV is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Year Start-Up Success

Help me give my students a strong, colorful start to the school year!

  • $1,084 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are gifted and talented fifth graders. Our school is located in a low-income neighborhood in downtown Las Vegas. Many of them speak English as a second language and come from very large families.

These gifted and talented students, while low-income and English language learners are some of the most driven, enthusiastic, and hard-working young people I know.

My students often express to me that school is their favorite part of the day. They feel safe and secure in the classroom and look forward to attending class each day. It is important to me to provide them with an exceptional learning environment, equipped with exceptional tools and resources.

My Project

Starting a new school year is a costly endeavor for teachers. In a low-income school, the teacher must assume that students will arrive without basic supplies such as folders, colored pencils, and notebooks. Buying these supplies for 30+ students, in addition to the necessary bulletin board and various upkeep supplies for a school year, is a massive financial burden on teachers.

When my students enter my room in August and see that their supply needs have already been met, they will begin the school year with confidence.

They will quickly learn that their teacher is on their side and wants them to succeed. In addition to the start-up supplies I have requested, I have asked for many items that tend to run out throughout a school year, such as patterned printer paper, scissors, highlighters, bulletin board paper, borders, and letters, and pencil boxes.

Finally, I have requested a cordless sweeper and 2 fans for the classroom. In past years, my students and I have longed for something to quickly sweep up the frequent pencil shaving accidents and paper scraps that are inevitable in an elementary classroom. As for the fans, our classroom is located in the heart of Las Vegas, and the temperature can climb above 110 degrees. While we have air conditioning, sometimes it is simply not enough to cool 30+ bodies packed into one classroom. Your donation would not only provide supplies to my students but comfort as well!

Mrs. Rasmussen
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Spiral Notebook, Wide Ruled, 1 Subject, 70 Sheets, 8 x 10.5 Inches, Assorted Colors (05510) Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $29.13 3 $87.39
Lasko 4000 Air Stik Ultra-Slim Oscillating Fan • Amazon Business $26.03 2 $52.06
Smead Two-Pocket Heavyweight File Folder, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 50 per Carton (87863) • Amazon Business $16.27 3 $48.81
Sterilite 17214818 Mini Pencil Box • Amazon Business $4.74 10 $47.40
Smart-Fab 3UBR030897 Pre-Stitched Ruffled Craft Fabric - Bulletin Board Borders, 3 Strips, 8' Long, 2.5" Wide, Better than Paper, Forest Colors (Turquoise, Grass Green, Apple Green)(Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $20.73 2 $41.46
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors - 68-0004 • Amazon Business $39.60 1 $39.60
Bulk Earbuds 50 Pack Multi colored For Classroom, 8 Assorted Colors, Silicone Tips, Individually Bagged, Universal Compatibility, Perfect for Resale, Churches, Camps, Schools, Gyms, Hotels, Museums • Amazon Business $34.39 1 $34.39
OnTel Products SWSMAX Max Cordless Swivel Sweeper New,Removable, Cleanable, Reusable bristles • Amazon Business $30.49 1 $30.49
Carson-Dellosa Scalloped Borders Variety Set - IV, 2-1/4 in X 3 ft, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $13.39 2 $26.78
Bumble Bee Stationery - 8.5 x 11-60 Letterhead Sheets - Bee Letterhead (Bee) • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
RiteCo Raydiant 80097 Fade-Resistant Paper Art Roll, 48" x 50', Lime Green • Amazon Business $23.52 1 $23.52
Crayola Long Colored Pencils, 12-Count, Pack of 12, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $23.36 1 $23.36
Carson Dellosa Boho Birds Computer Paper (118110) • Amazon Business $11.13 2 $22.26
Teacher Created Resources Funtastic Font 3" Magnetic Letters, Lime Polka Dots (77215.0) • Amazon Business $11.05 2 $22.10
Carson Dellosa Calypso Computer Paper (118114) • Amazon Business $10.23 2 $20.46
Teacher Created Resources Colorful Paw Prints Computer Paper (4769) • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
Glue Dots Brand Adhesive Products Removable Premium GlueTape Dispenser • Amazon Business $6.62 3 $19.86
Teacher Created Resources Lime Polka Dot Computer Paper (4765) • Amazon Business $9.64 2 $19.28
Teacher Created Resources Fancy Stars Computer Paper (5262) • Amazon Business $9.08 2 $18.16
Fanciful Fireworks Letterhead Laser & Inkjet Printer Paper, 100 pack • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Confetti Computer Paper • Amazon Business $8.95 2 $17.90
Charles Leonard Checking Pencil, Combination Red and Blue Colored Leads, 12/Box (65045) • Amazon Business $5.93 3 $17.79
Natural Wooden Clothespins - Sturdy Clothespins for Shirts, Sheets, Pants, Decor and more - 30 Pack • Amazon Business $5.92 3 $17.76
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Fadeless Bulletin Board Art Paper, Azure, 48" x 50', 1 Roll • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sharpie Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, Box of 36 (1920938) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/ 89 gsm,"Cool" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets(20274) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
New! Wide Stripes with Bee Paper • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 GSM,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
ColorBox Classic Pigment Ink Pad, Full Size, Fresh Green • Amazon Business $6.21 2 $12.42
Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids 5” Scissors, Pointed, 6 Pack (16455) • Amazon Business $4.78 2 $9.56

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