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Mrs. Thompson from Seattle WA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Short on Supplies!

My students need markers, paper, tape and pencils to creatively share their comprehension, highlight their research and illustrate their thinking.

  • $321 goal

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My Students

Our library is the hub of activity for our diverse population with students coming in daily with their families, classes or individually to read books. The school is an urban school with 450 K-5 students.

Our students come from a variety of economic backgrounds with over 60% of our students qualifying for free lunch.

It is one of the most racially diverse zip codes in the country, and my students speak a variety of languages at home including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. We have the highest ELL enrollment of any Seattle public school.

In addition to being economically and racially diverse, our students are academically diverse. Two-thirds of our school population participates in an immersion program and are taught core curriculum in either Spanish or Mandarin for half of their day.

My Project

Providing my students with new markers, scissors, and paper will allow them share their thinking. During independent work times, they have a choice of what type of material they would like to use so that they can pick one that works for them. Making sure students have what they need is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in how they can share their comprehension. They are in charge of the supplies and take good care of them because they want them to last!

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they can choose from a variety of materials to create a response.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional options to make choices about how they want to show their thinking. I have seen how choice can positively affect my students' work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Mrs. Thompson
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 450 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stanley Removable 4 Cup Scissor Caddy and Minnow 5-Inch Pointed Tip Kids Scissors, 24 Pack (SCICAD-PT24) • Amazon Business $47.45 1 $47.45
Bostitch Office Twist-N-Sharp Manual Pencil Sharpner, 2 Holes for Standard and Jumbo Pencils with Rachet Technology, Perfect Kids Pencil Sharpener (PS2-ASST) • Amazon Business $11.40 4 $45.60
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $31.56 1 $31.56
Colored Tape - Decorative Writable Masking Tape - Large Rolls - Classroom Decorations, Art Projects For Kids, Holiday Decorations - Bright Colors For Color Coding and Colored Labels • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Tape King Clear Packing Tape - 60 Yards Per Roll (6 Refill Rolls) - 2 Inch Wide Stronger 2.7mil, Heavy Duty Sealing Adhesive Industrial Depot Tapes for Moving Packaging Shipping, Office & Storage • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
AmazonBasics Permanent Markers - Assorted Colors, 24-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Inspired Art Coloring Marker Set For Drawing & Sketch. Felt Tip Pens For Adults & Kids - Set of 24 Twin Tipped Fineliner Markers & Colored Pens for Sketchbook & Adult Coloring Books • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
AmazonBasics Permanent Markers, Black, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
AmazonBasics Chisel Tip Highlighters - Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $5.83 1 $5.83

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