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Mrs. Honea from Liberty MS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Straight Outta PENCILS!

My students need school supplies! Since we come from a low-income area, I learned this year that most students cannot afford to buy basic school supplies. We need pencils, notebooks, crayons, and much more.

  • $456 goal

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My Students

All students at my school receive 100% free lunch and breakfast. Our elementary school is very small and rural with about 600 students K-6th. The demographic make-up of our elementary school consists of 80% African-American with around 20% Caucasian.


In Mrs. H's 3rd grade classroom, we come from all different backgrounds, including African-American, Caucasian, and even Native American. Oh, don't forget our awesome inclusion students! We have 9 sweet but talkative girls in our class, and the rest are energetic and boisterous boys. We all come from different home lives. Some are good; however, most are sad. We have been through a lot in our short 8 or 9 years, but we are motivated and excited to learn.

In our class, we learn phonics, writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and social studies. We have to pass an extremely important test at the end of the year called the MAP test. We are super nervous, and we need all of the help we can get. Mrs. H is a brand new teacher that does not have all the materials that the older, experienced teachers have. Please help her, so she can help us!

My Project

Being a first year teacher, I didn't realize how quickly my students would use up ALL of their school supplies, and that there were a lot of students in my classroom that could NOT afford the school supplies in the first place. About three weeks ago, I went to pass out new notebooks to my class, and I quickly realized that about 8 of my students never turned in ANY notebooks at all. I had purchased notebooks at the beginning of the year to have a stash for students that didn't have supplies, but those are gone too! Also, in the last month, we have used up ALL of our pencils, and we HAVE to have pencils.

We are straight outta pencils, notebooks, paper, erasers, and much, much more!

Plus, we have a whole month of school left, which includes state testing. Yes, the math and writing state tests are on the computer, but the students are allowed to use pencils and scratch paper during both of these. BUT... We don't have any pencils left to use! What will we do?

This project is full of different supplies that would be useful in my classroom. There's an X-Acto pencil sharpener, which is not cheap, but my pencil sharpener from the beginning of the year is broken. A classroom set of notebooks, some colorful copy paper, cardstock, index cards, pens, crayons, markers, and highlighters to be used to make writing a little more fun. Some laminator pouches and dry erase pouches, so students don't have to just use pencils or pens and paper for the rest of the year. They can use Expo markers instead! My class would REALLY appreciate all the new supplies to help us finish out the school year Trojan strong.

Mrs. Honea
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Bulk Markers and Crayons, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $49.33 1 $49.33
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $34.92 1 $34.92
Mead Spiral Notebook, College Ruled, 70 Sheets, 7.5" x 10.5", 24 Pack, Assorted Colors (05512-24) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
DEBRADALE DESIGNS Small Blank Study Flash Cards - 3-1/2" x 2" - 110# White Index - 1,100 - Storage Travel Box With Lid. Made In The USA. Our Most Economical Index Card Weight and Size. • Amazon Business $21.79 1 $21.79
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, "Brights" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $20.02 1 $20.02
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased 2HB Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, Box of 30, Yellow (13830) • Amazon Business $3.89 5 $19.45
180PCS IFfree Eraser Caps Assorted Colors,Fun Color for Fun Learning NEW.Assorted Colors-Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Orange. • Amazon Business $9.55 2 $19.10
AmazonBasics AMZ401 File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Clipco Stapler with 6000 Staples Full Desk Size Black (3-Pack) • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Dry Erase Pockets - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 10 Pockets for Adults and Children - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
DEBRADALE DESIGNS - Small Blank Colored Index Cards - 3-1/2" x 2" Inches - 5 Colors - 1,000 Cards - BONUS Storage Dispenser Box With Attached Lid & Velcro Closure - Product Made Entirely in the U.S.A. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
BIC BL241AST Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24/Set • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 8.5 X 11 Inches, 72 Count (46407-01) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Red, 12 Count • Amazon Business $8.26 1 $8.26
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Blue, 12 Count • Amazon Business $4.66 1 $4.66

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