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Mrs. Redding from Fort Worth TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Tools and Necessities

Help me give my students tools and necessities like pens, erasers, and whiteboard markers to optimize their classroom efficiency.

  • $158 goal

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My Students

My students are some of the sweetest and most deserving that I have ever had. Some live in the homeless shelter. Others live with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and still others come from families where both mom and dad are still together. Thankfully you would never know any of this from observing their eager faces during a science experiment or doing group work to solve math problems.

What I have found to be true is the classroom really can be the great equalizer.

Not everything in life is necessarily equal or fair. The best thing about being a teacher in an inner city classroom is the excitement they feel when they get to put their hands on something and learn.

My Project

The materials requested in this project will go directly into my students' hands. So many times I've had students say they couldn't do their homework because they didn't have a pencil, or a pen. In the classroom, their parents can't afford to send them to school with even the barest of necessities. What better way to encourage students to do their work, than to give them what they need to be able to do their job.

While classroom tools may seem like a small thing to some, it is a major thing to students who can't afford them.

In order for students to do their best work, putting the tools in place for them to do their job is essential. I can't think of a more important thing to ask for, for these little ones. They will be so thankful!

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

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This project will reach 44 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Modern Black Metal Mesh File Box/Foldable Storage Crate/Home Office Folder Holder Organizer Rack • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Quartet Dry Erase Markers, Whiteboard Markers, Chisel Tip, EnduraGlide, BOLD COLOR, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (5001-20MA) • Amazon Business $17.12 1 $17.12
AmazonBasics AMZ401 File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Early Buy Sticky Notes 6 Bright Color 12 Pads Self-Stick Notes 3 in x 3 in, 100 Sheets/Pad • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
PILOT G2 Premium Refillable & Retractable Rolling Ball Gel Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink, 12 Count (31020) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics Hanging Organizer File Folders - Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $4.64 1 $4.64
BIC Wite-Out Brand Mini Twist Correction Tape, White, 2-Count (WOMTP21) • Amazon Business $2.59 1 $2.59

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