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Mrs. Griffo from Staten Island NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting the Year Off Right!

My students need these pens, paper, tape and basic cleaning supplies to begin the school year prepared!

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 97 fantastic and intelligent kids from the NYC area. They come from various cultural backgrounds and languages, creating a truly unique and diverse classroom.

Many of my students are new to this country and struggle with reading and writing, especially with meeting the Common Core Standards.

These students are quiet and introverted, afraid to even speak. Many students are being raised in single parent households and are currently in a Title I school due to their economic status. These situations, unfortunately, have prevented them from getting ahead early in life and have not provided them with the life experiences many of us see "typical." However, from the moment they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. Since many lack access to technology in the home, I am motivated to provide these tools for them even more.

My 10 and 11 year old students need stimulating and enthralling academic exposures in order to help solidify the content they are learning.

My Project

My students need these wonderful classroom supplies to start the school year off on the right foot. As an English teacher, we will be doing a lot of writing, creating and thinking. The Chart Pads will be used in groups to allow multiple students to express their ideas at once. The Clorox wipes will keep our classroom clean!

Pens, sharpeners, folders & tape are basic necessities, but become indispensable tools that they will use throughout the year.

They will use the pens and paper to always make sure that they are prepared. The tape will be used to hang up their writing and the card stock will be used to create original one-pagers. One pagers are a great way to show creativity and originality.

By giving to this project, you are enabling my students to continue to have an enriching and vibrant education.

Mrs. Griffo
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Power Extreme Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-Duty, Black (21834) • Staples Advantage $41.14 1 $41.14
Staples Stickies Restickable Easel Pad, 30 Sheets, 1" Blank, White, 30"H x 25"W, 2/Ct • Staples Advantage $30.19 1 $30.19
Staples 3-Tab File Folders, Letter, Assorted Position, Manila, 250/Box • Staples Advantage $20.49 1 $20.49
Staples One-Touch Plus Desktop Flat Stack Full Strip Stapler, Fastening Capacity 30 Sheet/20 lb., Purple • Staples Advantage $16.19 1 $16.19
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packing Tape with Dispenser, 22 yd., Clear, 6 Rolls/Pack (142-6) • Staples Advantage $13.49 1 $13.49
Pentel WOW Retractable Ballpoint Pen, 1.0 mm, Medium Point, Blue, Dozen • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99
Pentel WOW Retractable Ballpoint Pen, 1 mm Medium, Black, 12/Pack (BK440-A) • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.96 1 $6.96
Staples Staple Remover, Black • Staples Advantage $2.79 2 $5.58
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Orange Fusion Scent - 75 Wipes (01686) • Staples Advantage $5.29 1 $5.29
Pacon 1" Ruled Chart Tablet Writing Paper, Cursive, 24" x 16", 25 Sheets • Staples Advantage $3.00 1 $3.00

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