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Mrs. Jarrell from Saint Louis MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Steps for Big Success in Math

Help me give my students materials such as markers and colored pencils to help them keep their math notebooks organized and easy to reference.

  • $589 goal

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My Students

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

My school is a magnet school in an urban city.

The magnet is for visual and performing arts. Our students are very talented when it comes to their elective areas but lack the skills needed to be successful, academically in math. I teach 8th grade Algebra and my students are scared of the math. It is my job to change their minds and show them they can be successful in their academics, as well as their electives.

I am in a low income school where students are labeled "at-risk" and are expected to be failures. I disagree with the idea of my hard-working, self motivated students being labeled because they have ALL the potential to achieve their dreams. Everyday I tell them they can accomplish ANYTHING they set their hearts and minds to!

My Project

Every student in math needs a math notebook. However, the students need to be taught how to take notes. In 8th grade math there are a lot of vocabulary, formulas, and graphing. Due to the difficulty of the curriculum we do many examples that the students must put in their notebooks. My students need colored pencils, markers, erasers, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, pens and a pencil pouch to hold them all together. They will use these items to highlight vocabulary words and formulas. They will use the colored pencils and markers for graphing and geometry.

By using these supplies my students can be more organized and work on making their math notebooks easy to reference and read.

These supplies help them solidify skills taught in math class.

When students take a more hands-on approach to their own learning, it will help to bridge the learning gap. When this occurs I will see more student success in my classroom. Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Jarrell
Grades 6-8
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MARKER CRAYOLA WASHABLE FINE CLASSIC SET OF 8 • School Specialty $2.96 40 $118.40
PENCILS COLORED FULLSIZE CRAYOLA SET OF 12 • School Specialty $1.82 40 $72.80
HIGHLIGHTER YELLOW PEN SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 20 • School Specialty $7.94 5 $39.70
HIGHLIGHTER ORANGE PEN SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $4.75 8 $38.00
Paper Mate Write Bros. Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Green Ink, Dozen (33411) • Staples Advantage $3.09 10 $30.90
ERASER PINK BLOCK MEDIUM SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 60 • School Specialty $3.17 6 $19.02
POUCH PENCIL - SCHOOL SMART ORANGE EACH • School Specialty $1.13 15 $16.95
POUCH PENCIL - SCHOOL SMART BLUE EACH • School Specialty $1.13 15 $16.95
POUCH PENCIL - SCHOOL SMART GREEN EACH • School Specialty $1.13 15 $16.95

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