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Mr. McHugh from Hartford CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Successful Students Need Supplies!

My students need pencils, writing paper, glue sticks, a pencil sharpener, erasers, dry erase markers, folders, index cards, post it notes and more.

  • $374 goal

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My Students

My students are kind and generous children who strive to do their best in school. 100% of our students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. 33% of the population are EL students. Many of the students live in poverty.In my experience, most students do not have the resources at home that are often needed in the classroom.

Our students love to learn, read, and write.

They seek out new ways to lead their own learning. I want to be able to provide materials for them to do so. My classroom is unique this year because half of my class roster are beginning readers. This is because of language as 13 students are receiving English as a Second Language services this includes 6 bilingual students who are under 30 months in school.

I am lucky to have such dedicated and motivated students that try their absolute best with what they have. These supplies will help stock my classroom, so that students will have what they need to be successful even if they do not come to school prepared at no fault of their own.

My Project

My school is in an impoverished district where almost the entire school population qualifies for free breakfast and lunch. Many of our families have a minimum of resources at home so many times our students do not come to school prepared with school supplies.

I need your help!

I have spent several thousands of dollars in school supplies over my 12 year teaching career. However, I am back in graduate school to obtain my administration degree and certification. So money is very tight in my own personal wallet. Additionally, our district does not have the funds to give teachers money for supplies.

All of the supplies I am asking for are necessary for classroom lessons. Pencils, a pencil sharpener, dry erase markers, erasers, construction paper, glue, Post It notes, markers, and so much more are used everyday and often are consumed before the end of the year. I am also requesting a microphone/amplification system that the students can use when they are leading class lessons, asking/answering questions, and sharing their comments.

Mr. McHugh
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Winbridge S92 25 Watts Mini Portable Rechargeable Voice Amplifier Pa System Speaker with UHF Compact Handheld Wireless Microphone Headset for Karaoke, Teachers, Tour Guides, Trainers • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
School Smart 16 lb Essay and Composition Paper with Margin - 8 in x 10 1/2 in - Ream of 500 - Yellow • Amazon Business $13.82 2 $27.64
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $16.44 1 $16.44
Mountain Falls Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E, Original Scent, Pump Bottle, 67.59 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Oxford Twin-Pocket Folders, Textured Paper, Letter Size, Purple, Holds 100 Sheets, Box of 25 (57514EE) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Mini, Natural Clothespins Craft Boutique, Wood, 200 Per Pack, Wooden Pins for Scrapbooking Wood Crafts • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Post-it Tabs, 2 in, Solid, Assorted Colors, Sticks Securely, Removes Cleanly, Great for Binders, Notebooks and File Folders, 6 Tabs/Color, 5 Colors, 30 Tabs/Pack, (686-ROYGB) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Oxford Twin-Pocket Folders, Textured Paper, Letter Size, Teal, Holds 100 Sheets, Box of 25 (57555) • Amazon Business $7.21 1 $7.21
AmazonBasics 4 x 6-inch Ruled White Index Cards, 500-Count • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Post-it Extreme Notes, Water Resistant, Made with Dura-Hold Paper and Adhesive, Engineered for Tough Conditions, 3 Pads, Green, Yellow, Orange • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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