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Ms. Matticks from Waukegan IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Straight Outta Pencils

Help me give my students the basic supplies that they need, pencils, glue sticks, colored paper, dry erase markers and erasers to continue the learning through the end of the year!

  • $627 goal

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My Students

My school serves students from pre-k through 5th grade. It is a Title I school and is located in a high-poverty area. The students in my school love to play, run, sing, dance, and learn!

Curious, energetic, fun-loving, and sweet; my students come to school each day ready for a new adventure.

They come from all walks of life and many have been through more than I care to imagine. My goal is to provide a safe, welcoming, and fun place for them to come and learn, grow, and thrive.

My students are kind and caring, and they deserve nothing but the best!

My Project

We are busy, busy learners and we are always in need of more supplies. We need pencils so my student authors can continue writing their stories and solving their math problems. We need dry erase markers and erasers so we can quickly solve problems, have competitions, and increase our learning and participation to be the best learners we can be. We use colored paper and glue sticks weekly to create projects that enhance our learning.

My students work hard, and their families do, too.

Asking for donations is not always possible, because most often, they are giving all that they can. By December, we are running very low on supplies. These items would benefit our classroom in so many ways!

Ms. Matticks
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Standard Notes, 3" x 3" Cape Town, 100 Sheets/Pad, 14 Pads/Pack (654-14AN) • $18.27 4 $73.08
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • $16.99 4 $67.96
Expo Low Odor Fine Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (86601) • $10.62 6 $63.72
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack, 4 Packs/Ct • $61.19 1 $61.19
Elmer's All-Purpose Washable Glue Sticks, 7g., 60/Pack • $27.19 1 $27.19
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Venus Violet, 500 Sheets/Pack (22081) • $20.39 1 $20.39
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • $19.99 1 $19.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Terrestrial Teal, 500 Sheets/Pack (21849/22479) • $17.50 1 $17.50
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Gamma Green, 500 Sheets/Pack (22541/21548) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Pulsar Pink, 500 Sheets/Pack (21031/21628) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Multipurpose Paper, 24 Lbs., 8.5" x 11", Terra Green, 500/Ream (22581/21588) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Re-Entry Red, 500 Sheets/Pack (22551/21558) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Solar Yellow, 500 Sheets/Pack (22531/21538) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Superhero Emojis Mini Whiteboard Eraser Non Magnetic, 10/Pk (ASH78006) • $15.29 1 $15.29
Color Owls Mini Whiteboard Erasers Non Magnetic, 10/Pk (ASH78007) • $15.29 1 $15.29
Astrobrights Multipurpose Paper, 24 Lbs., 8.5" x 11", Blast-Off Blue, 500/Ream (21906) • $14.87 1 $14.87
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Cosmic Orange, 500 Sheets/Pack (22651/21658) • $14.02 1 $14.02

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