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Mrs. Salter from Port Allen LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Showing Our Wit and Wisdom

Help me give my students the basic materials needed to complete ELA daily.

  • $208 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm a 5th grade teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. One of those challenges being the fact that they don't have adequate school supplies due to economic hardships they face at home. Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with 100% of our students receiving free lunch.

How can we close the achievement gap when students do not have the necessary materials to succeed?

My Project

Some students come to school without materials needed on a daily basis, simply because their parents can't afford to supply them with them. By donating to our project my students will be able to have the adequate supplies needed to show their "wit and wisdom" in English class. Having pencils, highlighters, and white-out will help my students having the necessary writing tools to complete in class essays. Sticky notes can help them annotate their thoughts as we read a piece of literature.

I believe when a child enters the classroom and is able to have the supplies he/she needs, they are able to perform assignments without stressing over not having what they need to complete it.

It is very important to me that my students not worry about if they have the materials needed for class. By supplying them with these supplies, they can focus on learning to be great thinkers and writers.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36/Box • Quill.com $39.94 1 $39.94
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • Quill.com $31.44 1 $31.44
BIC Wite-Out EZ Correct Correction Tape, 10/Pk (WOTAP10) • Quill.com $22.99 1 $22.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Quill.com $16.99 1 $16.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 4" x 4", Canary Yellow, Lined, 6 Pads/Pack (675-6SSCY) • Quill.com $11.04 1 $11.04
Avery Hi-Liter Desk-Style Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Nontoxic, 4 Highlighters (17752) • Quill.com $3.39 3 $10.17

Materials cost

$132.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$176.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.09

Total project goal

$207.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$207.25

4 Donors

-$116.00

Donations toward project cost

-$99.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.80

match offer

-$90.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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