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Mrs. Johnson from Portland OR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Need Homework Kits!

My students need supplies such as crayons, scissors, glue, pencils, and pencil sharpeners at home in order to complete their homework.

  • $324 goal

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My Students

Over 90% percent of our school's population is at or below the poverty line. Due to this fact, many have experienced trauma and are unable to afford supplies to help them be successful in learning. Our school is approximately 50% ESL. My classroom consists of Latino, Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, and White students. Some are refugees.

Our students love to learn, are loving and lovable, and deserve the chance to have the tools needed to help them successfully learn!

They are so proud when they understand a concept, and love to help each other, whether with classwork, tying shoes, or helping when a classmate is hurt or sick. They excel in empathy!

My Project

My students do not have the supplies they need at home to complete their homework, and most cannot afford school supplies for classroom use, let alone supplies to use at home. I look forward to seeing an increase in engagement and ability in my first graders. I am excited to be able to put together Homework Kits for my students.

When students have the supplies they need to do their homework, more students return their homework completed and in a timely fashion.

The Homework Kits will be assembled into the plastic pencil boxes. They will contain pencils, pencil sharpeners, Elmer's glue sticks, crayons, and scissors.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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 20 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Easy-Carry Pencil Box • Nasco $1.82 24 $43.68
Recycled Newspaper Pencil (Royal Blue) (Full Size Round Painted Pencils) (Earth Friendly Pencil) (Latex Free Eraser) (HB Number 2 Lead ) (Box of 144) • Amazon Business $37.94 1 $37.94
Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids Scissors, 5" Pointed, Pack of 12, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $17.76 2 $35.52
Crayola Crayons 16 Per Box (Pack of 12) 192 Crayons in Total • Amazon Business $16.32 2 $32.64
Round Pencils (Full Size Round Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Tested Non Toxic) (Latex Free Eraser) (Bulk Box of 144) (Classroom Pencils) (Neon Green) • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
Round Pencils (Full Size Round Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Tested Non Toxic) (Latex Free Eraser) (Bulk Box of 144) (Classroom Pencils) (Red) • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 2 $20.00
Pencil Sharpeners For Kids with Removable Neon Colored Lids (72 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25

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