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Ms. Yu from Baltimore MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stepping into 2018!

My students need basic classroom supplies for the upcoming school year, such as relevant and contemporary young adult novels, chart paper, construction paper, craft supplies, and more items for the classroom.

  • $470 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 10th grade students are inspiring, hard-working, and energetic! They are always looking for ways to challenge themselves and push themselves to be better. The most amazing thing about my students is their pride for their city, Baltimore.

"It can be tragic and the murder rate is too high, but I will always love Baltimore as my home" is what a student wrote in her introduction letter.

My students have a complicated relationship with their home, which is why they need to be offered more opportunities to engage with the city in a meaningful and enjoyable way.

My Project

Funding for classroom supplies is low at my high school in Baltimore City. I have compiled a list of basic classroom supplies that will allow my students to be creative while learning next year in my 10th grade English classroom. Items include construction paper, white out, writing pens, grading pens, file folders to create portfolios, a tray to organize student work, different colored copy paper to differentiate assignment tasks, dry eraser and cleaner for more board use, and chart paper for collaborative activities.

The items I'm most excited about are the young adult novels I've chosen for my classroom library.

I want to make reading more fun and accessible for all of my students, who are all young and bright teens of color.

The supplies I'm requesting are basic necessities that every classroom deserves. Please help me build a strong classroom for my students!

Ms. Yu
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads (559VAD4PK), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $78.73 1 $78.73
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
SimpleHouseware 6 Trays Desktop Document Letter Tray Organizer, Silver • Amazon Business $22.87 1 $22.87
BiC Atlantis Retractable Ballpoint Fashion Pen, Assorted Colors, 18pk • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
Hammermill Paper, Colors Green, 20lb, 8.5x11, Letter, 500 Sheets/1 Ream, (103366R), Made in the USA • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
Bic Atlantis 16 Ball Pens With 2 Exact Fine Point Pens • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets (6555) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Hammermill Paper, Colors Blue, 24lb, 8.5x11, Letter, 500 Sheets/1 Ream, (103671R), Made In The USA • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
Post-it Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Canary Yellow, 12 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Hammermill Paper, Colors Canary, 24lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 500 Sheets/1 Ream, (104307R), Made In The USA • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
Swingline Stapler, Optima 25, Reduced Effort, Full Size, 25 Sheet Capacity (66402A) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
BIC Atlantis Original Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Blue, 12-Count • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Stikki Works White Clips 20 per Pack Teacher Classroom Aid • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Expo Block Eraser 81505 Dry Erase Whiteboard Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 W x 1 1/4 H - Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
KINGLAKE 328 Feet Natural Jute Twine Best Arts Crafts Gift Twine Christmas Twine Industrial Packing Materials Durable String for Gardening Applications • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
BIC Wite-Out Brand Extra Coverage Correction Fluid, 20 ml, White, 3-Count • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
EXPO 81803 Whiteboard/Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 8-ounce • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
The Rest of Us Just Live Here • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
3M Scotch 311DC Heavy Duty 1-Inch Mounting Squares, 48-Squares • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97

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