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Ms. Engel from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

SOS- Shortage of Supplies

My students need basic supplies that run out in late fall, such as pencils, pens, highlighters, and construction and copy paper.

  • $588 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are dual-immersion learners. They learn two languages through the content areas. English-dominant and Spanish-dominant students learn both languages not only from me but from each other. Almost all of my students are from high poverty families and several are homeless. In addition, I have numerous students who are immigrants and others who are fleeing the loss of their schools and homes in Puerto Rico.

We are part of a high-poverty, urban middle school that specializes in the arts.

Students have the opportunity to shine in dance, orchestra, visual arts, graphic arts, and choir. Despite the many obstacles they face, they are rising stars who shine brightly.

My Project

At the beginning of the year, most students come to class with some notebooks, pens and pencils. Rarely do they arrive with all their needed supplies. Some come with none at all.

The majority of my students can not afford the basic school supplies like pencils, pens, highlighters, and construction and copy paper that will help them be successful throughout the academic year.

During the school year I pick up pencils off the hallway floors, take a free pen every time I go to the bank, and turn down no offer of used supplies. I do this because my school budget is $0.00. If I don't supply it, often the students won't have it

The supplies I am requesting, such as copy and construction paper, pens, pencils, highlighter, staplers, and scissors, are the things that we use every single day in class. My students want to learn, explore, write, research, and create. These supplies will help them be successful.

Ms. Engel
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper Poly Wrap, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 2,500 Sheets/5 Ream Case (150600C) Made In The USA • Amazon Business $24.90 4 $99.60
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 12-Inches by 18-Inches, 100-Count, White (9208) • Amazon Business $11.69 8 $93.52
Swingline Stapler, Optima 40, 40 Sheet Capacity, Low Force, Full Strip, Orange/Black/Silver (87845) • Amazon Business $18.41 4 $73.64
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $11.87 6 $71.22
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Titanium Scissors, 8 Inch, 3-Pack (1458-3AMZ) • Amazon Business $14.67 4 $58.68
Pentel WOW! Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Line, Pink Ink, Box of 12 (BK440-P) • Amazon Business $8.28 4 $33.12
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $6.59 5 $32.95

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