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Mrs. S. from Omaha NE is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Simple Supplies

My students need simple supplies. Supplies that will get them through the school year. Supplies they won't have unless purchased for them. Simple supplies such as, pencils, scissors, glue, paper etc.

  • $1,480 goal

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My Students

I work in a low income inner city school where 90% of our student body is on free or reduced lunch. My students depend on school for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. School is a safe place for many of our students and a place of consistency. Our classroom is our second home. We love and respect each other. Kindness and always trying our personal best are our most important rules, and I see them go above and beyond these "rules" every day.

I have a classroom full of students who are kind and respectful and although they don't have much, they have a whole lot to give; I learn from THEM every day.

My students are generous, loving, hardworking and grateful.

I have many English language learners. I have students from Guatemala, Kenya, South Sudan, Mexico, and Spain. I have students who have been in the United States less than 2 years who not only are learning the typical fourth-grade material but are learning new customs, a new language and a new way of life. Our diverse classroom is what makes us special, we have so many things we learn from each other and so many things to share.

My Project

Each year I spend my own money on school supplies that my students will need to succeed throughout the school year. My students need these supplies not for one project, but for everything they do in class. They'll use them every day for reading, writing, math, social studies & science. Supplies as simple as paper and pencils. Although supplies such as these seem small, they add up quickly, especially with 24 students in my classroom.

My students worry about things like where their next meal is going to come from; providing school supplies for them gives them one less thing they have to worry about.

We need glue, paper, pencils, notebooks, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, crayons, colored pencils, folders, highlighters, dry erase markers & erasers etc. Supplies that I used to get excited about when my parents took me back to school shopping. Many of my students don't get to experience that. Seeing their faces light up when they see their new supplies at the beginning of the school year is priceless. Worrying about whether or not they have something to write with or notebooks to keep their work in is one obstacle I can help solve.

My students overcome so many obstacles in order to be successful in the classroom, & no matter what they've gone through, they are the most hardworking, grateful, smart young people I've ever met. They just need a little help, a good teacher & the right supplies. We as adults could learn some things from them.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TOPS 1-Subject Spiral Notebooks, Wide Rule, 8 x 10.5 Inches, 70 White Sheets per Book, Cover Colors May Vary, Box of 24 (65000) • Amazon Business $39.09 5 $195.45
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads (559RP-VAD6), Large White Recycled Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $113.90 1 $113.90
Filexec 3 Ring Binder, 1 Inch Capacity, Opaque, Letter size, Pack of 4, Blue, Hot Pink, Purple, Green (50162-6497) • Amazon Business $15.96 6 $95.76
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36 Pack • Amazon Business $31.25 2 $62.50
Best 8 Inch Stainless Steel Blade Scissors, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel, 2L, Pack of 1 • Amazon Business $19.89 3 $59.67
SharpTank - Portable Pencil Sharpener (Key Lime Green) - Compact & Quiet Classroom Sharpener That Gets Straight to the Point! • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Crayola 10ct Classic Broad Line Markers Case of 24 packs • Amazon Business $48.47 1 $48.47
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 800 Count Classpack, 16 Assorted Colors (50 Each) • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 660ct (6X110ct) • Amazon Business $39.22 1 $39.22
Filler Paper by Mead, Wide Ruled, 200 Sheets (15200), 3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.43 3 $37.29
Five Star 4-Pocket Folders, Folders with Pockets, Assorted Colors, 6 Pack (38058) • Amazon Business $8.64 4 $34.56
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $10.48 3 $31.44
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 24 Packs of 24 ct., Classpack • Amazon Business $30.26 1 $30.26
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
Colorations SMARTSTK Colorations Construction Paper Smart Pack (Pack of 600) • Amazon Business $28.30 1 $28.30
Sharpie 22480PP Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.74 3 $23.22
AmazonBasics Dry-Erase Whiteboard Eraser - 8-Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $10.68 2 $21.36
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 2 $19.92
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 2 $19.72
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
Sharpie Chisel Tip Tank Style Highlighter, Fluorescent Yellow - Pack of 36 (1920938) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
AmazonBasics Ruled Index Cards - 3x5 Inches (10 Packs of 100) • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
U.S. Toy Assorted Color Metric And Inches Plastic Rulers (24 Count) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Charles Leonard Pencil Eraser Caps, Latex Free, Assorted Colors, 144/Box (71544) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69

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