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Ms. Richards from Menlo Park CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting Off Right!

My students need basic supplies (paper, markers, tape, folders, etc.) to start off the school year.

  • $548 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class consists of 30 amazing students. Of those 30 students, 28 are English learners, six receive resource services, and two are in speech. These students are incredibly hard workers who strive to be world changers. We are currently working on projects to reach the community by focusing in on social issues that are impacting East Palo Alto. I want to provide experiences for my students and so I've created a Donor's Choose to help bring the outside world in.

My Project

These materials will help my students implement the Lucy Calkins' Reading and Writing Workshops. Students will use the tape and staples to put together their own Reading, and writing notebooks, and will use the Expo markers to engage in lessons on a daily basis.

It is important for students to see their own work in the classroom, and the staples and push pins will be used to display their work.

Creating charts that students can reference throughout the unit are extremely important. We co-create these charts during lessons, but ideas are always changing and correction tape is a life saver.

Ms. Richards
Grades 3-5
  • Willow Oaks School
  • Menlo Park, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, 5 Color Assortment, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.49 4 $73.96
Scotch Magic Tape with Dispenser, 3/4" x 28 yds, 6 Rolls/Pack (810K6C38) • Staples Advantage $16.99 3 $50.97
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/pk (SAN86001) • Staples Advantage $15.99 3 $47.97
Scotch Magic Tape, 3/4" x 28 yds., 24 Rolls/Pack (810K24) • Staples Advantage $45.99 1 $45.99
Avery Mini Flexible Print-or-Write Name Tag Labels, Assorted Neon Colors, 1" x 3 3/4", 100/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.99 4 $31.96
Post-it Correction & Cover-Up Tape, 2-Line, White • Staples Advantage $4.99 6 $29.94
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/pk (80001) • Staples Advantage $9.96 3 $29.88
Staples Filler Paper, College Ruled, 8 1/2" x 11", 400 Sheets • Staples Advantage $5.58 5 $27.90
Staples Masking Tape, 3/4"x 60 Yards, 6/Pk • Staples Advantage $17.29 1 $17.29
Staples Filler Paper, 8" x 10 1/2", Wide Ruled, 3-Hole Punched, 120 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.00 10 $10.00
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Staples Plastic Pushpins, Assorted Colors, 500/Pk • Staples Advantage $9.29 1 $9.29
Staples Standard Staples; 1/4", 5 Boxes of 5,000 Staples, Total 25,000 Staples • Staples Advantage $8.09 1 $8.09

Materials cost

$393.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$465.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.06

Total project goal

$547.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$547.06

8 Donors

-$422.06

Donations toward project cost

-$358.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.31

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

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$0.00

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