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Ms. Fernandez from Oakland CA is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Smooth Sailing Year!

Help me give my students a great start to the new year with all the essentials such as pencils, easel pads, glue sticks, laminating pouches, cardstock, and markers we need to have a smooth sailing school year.

  • $470 goal

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My Students

My students are charismatic, dedicated, and avid readers, as long as they have the right book. They live in a low socioeconomic area, and our school is a Title I school, which means that the majority of our students (in our case, more than 95%) receive free lunch because of their family's income. Our school is also a Spanish dual immersion school.

Most of my students are native Spanish speakers and work diligently to develop both their Spanish and English language and literacy skills.

My Project

Help me give my students and our classroom these essential items.

My students deserve to have basic resources available to them to have a smooth sailing year.

They need color paper to be able to have color projects and have color around the room. We use glue sticks in our classroom every single day. We use it for a specific Spanish activity that helps students build their Spanish vocabulary with an interactive notebook and needs a lot of gluing. Students in my classroom cannot always afford pencils, so I try to provide them with 2 pencils each month.

Laminating sheets are used by me, the teacher, to be able to create last lasting resources for my students. Expo markers will be used to teach the students on the big white board or the ELMO projector during math, science, SLD, and writers/readerds workshop. All of these essential classroom materials will not only be beneficial to their everyday classroom needs to will help them expand their future.

Ms. Fernandez
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 72/Pack (33904) • $17.09 4 $68.36
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25" x 30", Yellow Paper with Lines, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads/Pack (561) • $65.69 1 $65.69
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E501) • $32.39 2 $64.78
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter Size, 200 Pouches (TP3854-200) • $39.99 1 $39.99
Astrobrights Vintage Cardstock Paper, 65 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted Colors, 250/Pack (21003/22003) • $19.79 1 $19.79
Astrobrights Cardstock Paper, 65 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted Colors, 250/Pack (21004) • $19.79 1 $19.79
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (86601) • $9.65 2 $19.30
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (80678) • $9.99 1 $9.99
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (1884309) • $9.65 1 $9.65
Mr. Sketch Scented Water Based Markers, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (1905069) • $9.44 1 $9.44
Mr. Sketch STIX Washable Markers, Assorted Inks, 6/Pack (1924064) • $6.74 1 $6.74

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