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Mrs. Crispell from Creede CO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Simple Supplies to Promote Super Learning

Help me give my students classroom supplies such as Sharpies, clipboards, dry-erase boards, dry-erase markers, and privacy desk shields to help our classroom run efficiently.

  • $487 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a rural community. Our school serves students in grades Pre-K through 6th. Within the population, 53% are economically disadvantaged. Since we are such a small school located quite a distance from larger towns or cities we count on each other and our community. Despite these challenges, my students are leaders in their own learning paths and care deeply about their community.

“Making creates evidence of learning.

The thing you make—whether it be a robot, rocket, or blinking LED—is evidence that you did something, and there is also an entire process behind making that can be talked about and shared with others. How did you make it? Why? Where did you get the parts? Making is not just about explaining the technical process; it’s also about the communication about what you’ve done.” - Dale Dougherty.

This quote illustrates what learning looks like in our classroom. Education in our classroom deviates from the “sit and get” traditional style to a learner-centered and growth-mindset environment. Students are encouraged to make their learning authentic and meaningful through choice--in partners, projects, and presentations.

My Project

Classroom teachers today struggle to provide their students with necessary supplies. Our district is no different and our families feel the burden of trying to fill classroom supply lists.

Many people may think that because of technology we do not need as many classroom supplies but even in today’s technological world of Google Suite and Apple Cloud, good old-fashioned classroom supplies are still needed!

Students today utilize tech and paper side-by-side as they create, explore, annotate, and invent.

These classroom supplies will support learning throughout the school year and bring a fresh wave of renewed energy because students will love having some new supplies that have been lacking! Students will be thrilled to have supplies for their inquiry projects, writing, reading, and math. Their teacher will be thrilled to have supplies that did not make her wallet thinner!

Mrs. Crispell
Grades 3-5
  • Creede Elementary School
  • Creede, CO
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads (559VAD6PK), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $90.04 1 $90.04
Really Good Stuff Privacy Shields for Student’s Desks – Desk Shield Keeps Their Eyes on Their Own Test/Assignments –Blue with Motivational Messages (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $55.06 1 $55.06
Small Dry Erase Board with Stand, OUSL 14” x 11” Mini Magnetic White Board Easel for Kids Double-Sided Portable Table Top Desktop Board • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Pacon Super Value Poster Board, 22"X28", White, 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $24.05 1 $24.05
OfficePro Electric Pencil Sharpener - For School and Classroom, Helical Steel Blade Sharpens All Pencils Including Color, Auto-Stop Feature, Ultra-Portable - Batteries Included • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Dry Erase Markers Bulk Pack of 60 Low Odor Fine Whiteboard Markers Pens, 10 Assorted Colors for Whiteboard Dry Erase Calendar • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Dowling Magnets Magnetic Dry-Erase Boards (Double-Sided Blank), 5 Pack, 12" Long x 8.75" Wide (735207) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Plastic Clipboards (Set of 6) Multi Pack Clipboard (Colored Assorted) Strong 12.5 x 9 Inch | Holds 100 Sheets! Acrylic Clipboards with Low Profile Clip | Cute Clip Boards Board Clips • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Swingline Stapler, 747 Iconic Desktop Stapler, 25 Sheet Capacity, Chrome (74720) • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Professional Grade Duct Tape, Silver, 48mm x 32m (1.88 Inch x 35 Yards), 8.27mil Thick (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Teegan Tapes Clear Packing Tape - Carton Sealing Tape for Mailing, Shipping, Packing Boxes for Moving | 6 Pack of The Strongest Packaging Tape on The Market | 2 inch by 60 Yards • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
AmazonBasics 9 Volt Everyday Alkaline Battery - Pack of 8 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 8.5 X 11 Inches, 72 Count (46407-01) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Sharpie 38250PP Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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