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Mrs. Catherine Williams from Manassas VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Staying Organized, Healthy, and Motivated All Year Long!

Help me give my students the chance to stay organized (large calendar, paper clips, and binder clips), make mistakes (erasers, expo cleaning liquid, and correction tape), be creative (scissors), stay healthy (clorox wipes) and earn candy rewards.

  • $190 goal

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My Students

I teach at a diverse middle school where my classroom is made up of a variety of cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic levels. My students work tirelessly to achieve well in school. Most come from families where both parents work long hours. Some are faced with not knowing where the next meal will come from. Others help raise younger siblings while parents are at work. When tasked with options to retake assessments or redo assignments they always jump at the chance to improve their learning.

My Project

Helping students learn can be a lot of fun and a little bit messy. Perfection isn't achieved on the first try and everyone needs an eraser or correction tape along the way!

These basic classroom supplies will help me provide the needed items throughout the year for my students.

I've been told that my 5 inch scissors are just not 8th grade friendly, to quote a student from last year "Why do you have kindergarten scissors in an 8th grade classroom?!"

The large calendar will replace a smaller, more wore out calendar I've been using. Students love it because it visually displays school events, classroom tests, and most importantly student breaks. Students gotta stay healthy to stay in school and the wipes will help keep germs away while the candies will be used as incentives for good behavior (such as with a substitute) or motivation.

Mrs. Catherine Williams
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Monthly Laminated Jumbo Whiteboard Calendar, 25" by 38",Erasable Family Schedule Planner • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Tootsies frooties assorted 5lb (2.27kg) • Amazon Business $21.60 1 $21.60
Scissors, VERONES 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles & Stainless Steel Sharp Blades Perfect for Cutting Paper, Fabric Photos, More, 15-Pack • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
6 Pack Assorted Solid Color Plastic Clipboards, Low Profile Clip, Clipboards for Classrooms, Offices, Restaurants, Doctor Offices, 6 Plastic Clipboard Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
120 Pcs Binder Clips Paper Clamps Assorted 4 Sizes, Paper Binder Clips Metal Fold Back Clips with Box for Office,School and Home Supplies,Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
American Tombow 68721 Tombow Mono Hybrid Correction Tape, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Amazon Brand - Solimo Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon Scent & Fresh Scent, 75 Wipes Each (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 22-ounce • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Medium, 24 Count • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
U Brands Paper Clips, Medium 1-1/8-Inch and Large 2-Inch Sizes, Assorted Colors, 450-Count • Amazon Business $6.35 1 $6.35

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