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Ms. Mon from Detroit MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting The School Year Strong

My students need a well-equipped classroom. They need a reading rug, classroom printer, binders/folder organization, writing tools, learning charts and educational games!

  • $3,115 goal

This project expired on December 4, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I envision my student's walking in on the first day of school and saying "WOW!" and of course with bright smiles on their faces. This year, I hope to present my students with a classroom like no other that they have seen; one that is fully-equipped to bring them to their full potential!

This year, I will be taking a journey with another group of special first and second graders.

These students attend school in an area with high poverty in our city. Their family life is unpredictable at times and for many, our classroom, is the safest and most stable place. At this school, both students and teachers are held to high standards and engage in rigorous curriculum. Although the students are expected to digest a large amount of information, at such a young age, they need a reason to learn. They need to see connections to the world! I have high expectations for my upcoming group of students! Beyond homework and test scores, I hope to push them to be confident, globally-aware and loving people. As adults, we know people make mistakes, and many times, the students at my school will be hard on themselves for their mistakes, but I hope to implement new strategies to help them bring out the changemakers from within!

My Project

When you look through the supplies, you may think that they are ordinary and part of every day life. For the students brand new pencils are a treat! Over the course of the past year, I have received many lessons on how to engage students in whole-brain learning! My students are always told, aim high, achieve more. It is hard to aim high without the appropriate resources. In my list I have a huge selection of books in which I can use to drive my students to higher-order thinking. There are also, math and vocabulary games listed so that the students are able to engage in a interactive manner. Beyond that, there are many school supplies such as glues, scissors, pencil sharpeners, clips, clipboards- all of which we will be using on a daily basis. Beyond the simple supplies, I hope to integrate technology with the whole class with minimal costs! My students deserve better resources and you can help bring things that they don't always see in our school... into their classroom! Be the change!

Last year, I reached out for help late in the game.

I tried to do too much by myself. What I found out was that I can share the responsibility and have my friends, families and generous strangers chip in some love to help bring my students to their potential. This year, I'm starting early! My goal is to have kids smiling and learning simultaneously inside our highly-functioning classroom! I am so eager to get started on this new year and so thankful for any help that I can get from all of you!

Ms. Mon
Grades PreK-2
  • Detroit Edison Public School Academy
  • Detroit, MI

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET KIDS VALUE LINE COLOR BLOCKS VALUE SEATING 6FT X 9FT • School Specialty $162.37 1 $162.37
PENCIL DIXON NO. 2 SOFT YELLOW PACK OF 144 • School Specialty $14.24 8 $113.92
Canon - PIXMA MX922 Network-Ready Wireless All-In-One Printer • Best Buy for Business $129.99 1 $129.99
BD800X - Hot Dots Elementary Math Quiz Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
Quill Brand 1" Round Ring Binder Non-View, Dark Blue, 3-Ring • Quill.com $2.49 30 $74.70
LL119 - Self-Adhesive Nameplate Sleeves - Large • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
TIME TRACKER TAGS TIME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM • School Specialty $56.99 1 $56.99
Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Color Set • Quill.com $6.99 8 $55.92
HH139 - 10-Minute Mini Lessons for Writing • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
X-ACTO Desktop Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill.com $22.94 1 $22.94
Canon CLI-251 4 Color Pack - ink tank - black, yellow, cyan, magenta • Best Buy for Business $44.99 2 $89.98
X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill.com $41.39 1 $41.39
CK20GR - Little Beanbag Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD447 - Regrouping Activity Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TAPE HOOK LOOP VELCRO 3/4 X 30' ROLL WHITE • School Specialty $37.04 1 $37.04
Quill Brand Standard Manila File Folders 1-Ply, 1/3-Cut Assorted, Letter-size • Quill.com $6.79 2 $13.58
MONEY BIG MAGANETIC COINS • School Specialty $33.24 1 $33.24
Quill Brand Standard Green Hanging File Folders 1/5-Cut, Letter-Size • Quill.com $6.49 5 $32.45
Iris Rolling Cart with Plastic Organizer Top 3-Drawer • Quill.com $32.39 1 $32.39
TIME TIMER AUDIBLE 8'' • School Specialty $31.82 1 $31.82
iHome - Mini Bluetooth Speaker Cube for Most Bluetooth-Enabled Devices - Pink • Best Buy for Business $28.85 1 $28.85
Saunders Hardboard Clipboard Letter Size • Quill.com $1.34 20 $26.80
BOOKS BUILD A CARING CLASSROOM TEACHING KIT SET OF 6 • School Specialty $23.74 1 $23.74
BOOK EVERY TEACHERS GUIDE TO CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT • School Specialty $23.55 1 $23.55
POCKET CHART JUNIOR ORGANIZATION STATION • School Specialty $22.79 1 $22.79
HOT DOTS CARDS HIGH FREQUENCY SET OF 40 • School Specialty $22.03 1 $22.03
DV480X - Sight-Words Flash Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
BD230 - Hot Dots Power Pen - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98
Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 12-Color Set • Quill.com $10.99 2 $21.98
CLASSROOM KEEPERS MANAGEMENT CENTER • School Specialty $21.01 1 $21.01
BOOK GRS K-2 USING BENCHMARK PAPERS TO TEACH WRITING • School Specialty $20.89 1 $20.89
RR594 - Place Value Practice Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
CF616 - 1-100 Pocket Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Brother M Series Non-Laminated Label Tape 1/2" x 26-1/5', Black on White • Quill.com $9.89 2 $19.78
BOOK PRACTICE ASSESS DIAGNOSE: 180 DAYS OF READING: GR 2 • School Specialty $18.99 1 $18.99
BOOK GETTING TO THE CORE OF WRITING: ESSENTIAL LESSONS GR 2 • School Specialty $18.99 1 $18.99
BOOK PRACTICE ASSESS DIAGNOSE 180 DAYS OF MATH FOR SECOND GRADE • School Specialty $18.99 1 $18.99
BOOK COMMON CORE COMPREHENSION GRADE 2 • School Specialty $18.99 1 $18.99
BOOK RESOURCE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN PHOTOGRAPHS • School Specialty $18.80 1 $18.80
Expo Vis-A-Vis Wet Erase Markers Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Color Set • Quill.com $8.99 2 $17.98
PORTFOLIO 2PKT GREEN PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.49 1 $8.49
CHART INCENTV VERTCL PK OF 8 • School Specialty $16.14 1 $16.14
PAPER 8.5X11 ASST #25-COLORS 24# ASTROBRIGHT REAM • School Specialty $16.14 1 $16.14
FILE EXPANDING 12X10 A-Z LEATHER LIKE WITH FLAP • School Specialty $16.04 1 $16.04
BADGE HOLDER WITH CLIP 4''X3'' PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $16.04 1 $16.04
BIRTHDAY REWARD KIT FROM TEACHER • School Specialty $15.95 1 $15.95
Westcott School Rulers 12" Wood with Binder Holes • Quill.com $0.31 50 $15.50
MODELING COMPOUND BRIGHT IDEAS SET OF 10 • School Specialty $15.19 1 $15.19
BOOK RING 3/4'' DIAMETER 100/BX SILVER • School Specialty $15.13 1 $15.13
FILE FOLDER ASST LETTER DIVIDE IT UP 3SECTION PACK OF 24 • School Specialty $15.09 1 $15.09
WRISTBANDS TERRIFIC AWARD WRISTBANDS SET OF 10 • School Specialty $4.74 3 $14.22
BOOK GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS GR K-3 • School Specialty $13.96 1 $13.96
STAMP PAD WASHABLE 4 IN 1 PRIMARY COLORS • School Specialty $12.82 1 $12.82
FILE BOX 37QT LETTER/LEGAL WING LID • School Specialty $12.77 1 $12.77
ORGANIZER 8 STEP WIRE VERTICAL RACK SILVER • School Specialty $12.24 1 $12.24
8 Pocket Organizer • Teachers' School Supply $5.99 1 $5.99
Dynex?- Wireless Optical Mouse - Silver • Best Buy for Business $11.82 1 $11.82
Dynex?- Wireless Optical Mouse - Blue • Best Buy for Business $11.81 1 $11.81
BOOK SPECTRUM: SPELLING GR 2 150PGS • School Specialty $11.39 1 $11.39
STAMPS SEE N STAMP CLEAR LOWERCASE ALAPHABET • School Specialty $11.39 1 $11.39
CHART PAD PRIMARY 24X36 SW/RLD 2-HP - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.39 1 $11.39
STAMPS SEE N STAMP CLEAR UPPERCASE ALAPHABET • School Specialty $11.39 1 $11.39
CHART PAD PRIMARY 36X24 LW/RLD 2-HP - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.39 1 $11.39
SELF STICK NOTES ASST COLORS SUPER STICKY FULL ADHESIVE BACK PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $11.29 1 $11.29
ERASER BLOCK MEDIUM PK/60 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $5.50 2 $11.00
BOOK BEGINNING MARKET MATH GR1-3 • School Specialty $10.44 1 $10.44
4IN SELF ADHESIVE LTRS GREEN PACK OF 78 • School Specialty $10.44 1 $10.44
BOOK BEGINNING MENU MATH GR1-3 • School Specialty $10.44 1 $10.44
PEN HOT DOTS • School Specialty $10.44 1 $10.44
Avery Easy Peel 18160 White Address Label 1"(W) x 2 5/8"(L) 300/Pack • Quill.com $5.21 2 $10.42
POSTERS READ ALL ABOUT ME INSTANT PERSONAL GR K-2 PK OF 30 • School Specialty $10.40 1 $10.40
BOOK SPECTRUM: WRITING GR 2 150PGS • School Specialty $10.40 1 $10.40
MARKER CADDY EXPO • School Specialty $10.25 1 $10.25
DISPLAY RAIL HOLD UP 36 IN EACH • School Specialty $9.77 1 $9.77
BOOK COMP SKILLS: 40 SHORT PASSAGES FOR CLOSE READING: GR 3 • School Specialty $9.68 1 $9.68
BOOK COMP SKILLS: 40 SHORT PASSAGES FOR CLOSE READING: GR 2 • School Specialty $9.68 1 $9.68
CLIP MAGNETIC 1.25'' PACK OF 24 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $9.49 1 $9.49
HILIGHTER POCKET FGN • School Specialty $4.74 2 $9.48
TAPE DESK CURSIVE ALPHABET TRADITIONAL • School Specialty $8.98 1 $8.98
Trend File 'n Save System Boxes Chart Sturdy Folder • Quill.com $2.96 3 $8.88
Teacher's Friend Word Walls High Frequency Words Level 3 • Quill.com $8.81 1 $8.81
Teacher's Friend Word Walls High Frequency Words Level 2 • Quill.com $8.81 1 $8.81
Compasses, 16 mm, Pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.79 1 $8.79
PORTFOLIO 2PKT LT BLUE PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.49 1 $8.49
PORTFOLIO 2PKT YELLOW PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.49 1 $8.49
PORTFOLIO 2PKT RED PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.49 1 $8.49
FILE HANGING FRAME LETTER/LEGAL PLASTIC • School Specialty $8.20 1 $8.20
MARKER SHARPIE 12 COLOR SET FINE SET OF 12 • School Specialty $7.88 1 $7.88
Post-it Durable Hanging File Folder Tabs 2", Assorted Primary Colors • Quill.com $3.86 2 $7.72
PENCIL AWARD PENCILS 2ND GRADERS ARE #1 PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.56 3 $7.68
PENCIL AWARD PENCILS 3RD GRADERS ARE #1 PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.56 3 $7.68
CONST PPR 9X12 SMART STACK 300 PER PACK • School Specialty $7.59 1 $7.59
POST-IT NOTE 1.5X2 YELLOW 100 SHEET/PAD PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $7.07 1 $7.07
LC1561 - Sentence Strips Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
STICKS JUMBO COLORED PACK OF 500 • School Specialty $6.83 1 $6.83
CLAY MODELING SCHOOL SMART EARTHTONE ASST 5LB • Frey Scientific $6.71 1 $6.71
CLAY MODELING SCHOOL SMART STANDARD ASST 5LB • Frey Scientific $6.71 1 $6.71
BB SET MEASUREMENT US CUSTOM • School Specialty $6.64 1 $6.64
WEDGY COIL PEN SCABBARD BASE BLACK BARREL/ BLUE INK • School Specialty $6.64 1 $6.64
SET BECOME A WRITER MINI BULLETIN BOARD SET • School Specialty $6.64 1 $6.64
MESSAGE BOOK SPIRAL CARBONLESS 11'' X 8-1/2'' 200 SETS • School Specialty $6.45 1 $6.45
TAPE FROGTAPE MASKING .94IN X 45YD • School Specialty $6.33 1 $6.33
AWARDS PUNCH CARDS • School Specialty $6.07 1 $6.07
FILM CORRECTION 2-PACK WE • School Specialty $5.98 1 $5.98
PEN BALLPOINT ROUND STIC RED MEDIUM PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $1.47 4 $5.88
EXPO ERASER W/PRECISION POINT REPLACEABLE PAD • School Specialty $5.69 1 $5.69
TAPE SCOTCH PAINTERS MULTI-SURFACE 1 IN X 60 YD • School Specialty $5.59 1 $5.59
MARKERS MR. SKETCH SCENTED SET OF 8 • School Specialty $5.50 1 $5.50
GLUE STICK CLASSROOM PACK BLUE .28 OZ • School Specialty $5.50 1 $5.50
FLAG PLS SIGN AND RETURN RD • School Specialty $5.31 1 $5.31
Avery 18163 White Shipping Label 2"(W) x 4"(L) 100/Pack • Quill.com $5.21 1 $5.21
SCISSORS KIDS 5IN POINTED TIP AGES 6 PURPLE OR GREEN • School Specialty $1.04 5 $5.20
SCISSORS KIDS 5IN POINTED TIP AGES 6 PURPLE OR GREEN • School Specialty $1.04 5 $5.20
PAPER - CONSTR-COOL- ASST 12X18 -TRU-RAY 50-PK • School Specialty $4.74 1 $4.74
STAPLES 3/8 FOR STAPLE GUN PACK OF1000 • School Specialty $2.35 2 $4.70
PEN BALLPOINT ROUND STIC BLUE MEDIUM PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $1.47 3 $4.41
STAMP PAD SCENTED BLUE/BLUEBERRY • School Specialty $4.27 1 $4.27
PP864 - Calendar Math Journal - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
PP453 - Daily Comprehension Common Core Practice Journal - Gr. 1-2 - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
Expo Dry-Erase Surface Cleaners 8-oz. Pump Bottle • Quill.com $3.86 1 $3.86
EE441 - Daily Math Practice Journal - Gr. 1-3 - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.79 1 $3.79
CONST PPR 12X18 ASSORTEDTRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $3.79 1 $3.79
GROMMET 2'' DIAMETER ADJUSTABLE OPENINGS BLACK • School Specialty $3.79 1 $3.79
DD959 - Correct the Sentence! Daily Journal - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.79 1 $3.79
DD957 - Correct the Sentence! Daily Journal - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.79 1 $3.79
FILE INDEX CARD HOLDER 3'' X 5'' BLACK • School Specialty $3.69 1 $3.69
FILE INDEX CARD HOLDER 3'' X 5'' BLACK • School Specialty $3.69 1 $3.69
LL114 - Problem Solving Journal - Gr. 1-2 - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.49 1 $3.49
LL124 - Problem Solving Journal - Gr. 3-4 - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.49 1 $3.49
AA737 - Writing Practice Common Core Journal - Gr. 2-3 - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.49 1 $3.49
MAGNETIC HOOKS - 9 LB PACK OF 2 • School Specialty $3.41 4 $13.64
LABEL FLAT 1/3 CUT TAB FILE FOLDER WHITE PACK OF 252 • School Specialty $3.27 1 $3.27
PEN GREEN BALLPOINT WRITE BROS. STICK MEDIUM PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $1.57 2 $3.14
AA416 - Add & Subtract Word Problem Journal - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
STAPLES STANDARD PACK OF 5000 • School Specialty $1.37 2 $2.74
NO HOMEWORK TONIGHT COUPON • School Specialty $2.71 1 $2.71
CLIP BINDER NICKEL ASST PACK OF 30 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.55 1 $2.55
Crayola Anti-Dust Chalk White, 12 per box • Quill.com $0.80 3 $2.40
FASTENER #2 1/2'' BX/100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.94 2 $1.88
THUMBTACK 7/16'' HEAD PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.47 1 $0.47

Materials cost

$2,434.86

Vendor shipping charges

$145.55

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$36.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,646.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$467.11

Total project goal

$3,114.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,114.04

25 Donors

-$1,988.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,808.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$179.70

match offer

-$986.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$838.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$139.41

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$0.00

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