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Mrs. Papenburg from Decatur AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stocking Supplies!

Help me give my students basic supplies to be successful in the classroom!

  • $241 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our elementary school has a large population of students with special needs. I teach a self-contained unit for students with autism and developmental delays. Not only do our students come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, but one-third of our students with special needs are also nonverbal.

Our parents work hard to provide the basic necessities for their children, but many times children with special needs have additional expenses such as medical, speech therapy and occupational therapy.

After paying for medical, food, housing and clothing, there is not much left for school supplies. If it were not for a couple of churches providing school supplies, our class would not have very much.

My Project

School can be stressful enough for students without having to worry about having basic school supplies. These supplies will allow my students to concentrate on their academics without worrying about if they have the right type of pencil, paper or notebook.

Students worry about having the "right" school supplies because they want to be just like their peers.

My students need alot of visual support so cardstock and velcro are very important in my classroom. Most of my students have difficulty writing. so I am always trying to find pencil grips that will give them proper support. These supplies are greatly needed!

Mrs. Papenburg
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) & Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Samsill S88430 3 Ring Durable View Binders - 8 Pack, 1 Inch Round Ring, Non-Stick Customizable Clear Cover, Black • Amazon Business $18.40 1 $18.40
Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks, Full Size, 4" Long x .43" Diameter, 45 Count, Clear, (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
Scotch Multi-Purpose Scissor, 8 Inch, 2 Pack (1428-2), Red/Gray • Amazon Business $5.88 2 $11.76
Pencil Grip Writing Aid Holder Pencil Grips For Kids Handwriting NEW Non-Toxic Silicone Posture Correction Finger Trainer Kids Preschoolers Children Special Needs FOR LEFT & RIGHT HANDED By Grip Write • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Bostitch Office Heavy Duty 40 Sheet Stapler, Small Stapler Size, Fits into the Palm of Your Hand; Black (B175-BLK) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
AmazonBasics File Folders with Reinforced Tab - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Manila • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Mr. Pen- Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting, Pencil Grips, Pack of 10, Pencil Grip, Kids Pencils Grip, School Supplies, Grip Pencils for Kids, School Supplies for Kids, Pencil Holder for Kids, Pen Grip • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Gorilla 6060002 Crystal Clear Tape 18YD, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
BIC Clean Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, 4-Count, 5.25 x .75 x 8.125 (WOTAPP418-WHI) • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47
Darice GX-2200-06 Core'dinations 50-Piece Card Stock Paper, 8.5"x11" Sheets • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased Graphite #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 30-Pack (13830) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Gorilla 6036002 Tough & Clear XL Mounting Tape, 150 inches, Clear • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
AmazonBasics Office Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

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