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Ms. Zielke from Miami FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stocking Students Up for Educational and Financial Success!

Help me give my students basic school supplies through increasing their financial literacy!

  • $596 goal

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My Students

Students that return to this magnet high school for their 10th grade year are truly committed to themselves, their parents and the school! They are eager to learn and are passionate about their future careers in the particular magnet they selected to be actively engaged in.

As the sole 10th grade English teacher, my ultimate desire is to foster and strengthen each students' classroom experience that leads to independent student practice and achievement.

All too often, students tell me that they cannot afford basic school supplies. I understand as 93.3% of the student body qualifies for free or reduced price lunch. I want to equip them with the essential classroom supplies to be successful!

My Project

For Home Learning, students are required to devout time to studies in Khan Academy (an online program preparing students for SAT/ACT). As students achieve progress in Khan Academy, students will earn "dollars," deposit them into a fictitious bank account, complete a catalog order form (calculating shipping, handling and taxes), then deduct the "purchase amount" from their "bank account" and in return basic school supply items such as: packs of college rule paper, graphic composition books, glue sticks, markers, and other items this educator has already procured through other grants and her own funds. After completing the order form, students must write out a "bank check" completely in cursive (a lost art form)!

Ninety three percent of the students qualify for the Title I "Free/Reduced Lunch Program" and are well in need of basic school supplies!

Financial Literacy, real life experience and reading literacy all rolled into one!

Ms. Zielke
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 99 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon Filler Paper College Rule 9/32in Ruling, 150 sheets per pack. Sold as a set of 12 packs for a total of 1800 sheets. • Staples Advantage $37.49 4 $149.96
Staples Graph Composition Book, 9.75" x 7.5" Graph Paper Notebook, Black, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $69.99 2 $139.98
Prang (Dixon Ticonderoga) Classic Art Markers, Fine Tip, Master Pack, 12 Colors, 144/Box • Staples Advantage $19.49 3 $58.47
Staples Washable Glue Sticks, Jumbo, Clear, 1.4 oz, 6/Pack • Staples Advantage $3.81 10 $38.10
Staples File Folders, 5+ Tab, Letter Size, Manila, 100/Box (116699) • Staples Advantage $17.49 2 $34.98
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609-BLK) • Staples Advantage $6.49 4 $25.96
Staples Nonstick Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, Medium-Weight, Clear, 2.4 mil, 8 1/2" x 11", 200/Bx • Staples Advantage $21.99 1 $21.99

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