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Ms. Ryder-Hill from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies and Snacks Galore

Help me give my students some of the basic supplies and snacks they need this school year to be successful in first grade.

  • $460 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of first graders in a Title One school. They are each unique with different learning styles and interests. Despite their differences, they come to school each day with open minds and open hearts and are ready to tackle the day.

Their passion for learning and the desire to do well is what makes them so phenomenal.

My students are thinkers. They persevere and support each other when learning new concepts. They build each other up. They feel comfortable taking risks and making mistakes. These students have built relationships with not only me, but with each other. In our classroom, we are like a family. We laugh together, grow together and they encourage each other to be the best version of themselves that they can be.

My Project

My first graders love to learn! We are a balanced calendar school so the students are officially back to school. Their bright eyes and huge smiles lit up the classroom as they entered, but there are a few things missing. My students would love to have the basic supplies that are needed to start the year on a positive note. It's those small things that keep a classroom running smoothly and efficiently. Without the basic necessities, it is sometimes hard to keep moving along.

It is important to have all of the "little things" you need in an elementary classroom to make learning exciting.

For instance, we are out of pencils, crayons, construction paper and snacks. Having these materials would be important in every subject area. They would allow us to complete projects and interactive notebooks. The snacks will keep their bellies from rumbling as they are completing activities. Without the basics, it is often hard to complete lessons or finish projects. My students want to learn and by having the requested items, they will do just that! Thanks a million for your love and support of our first grade classroom.

Ms. Ryder-Hill
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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 25 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAYONS 16-COLOR CLASSPACK 3.62IN ASST CYO528016 SET OF 800 • School Specialty $47.26 2 $94.52
BATTERIES AA ENERGIZER MAX PACK OF 36 • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
HOOKS VELCRO HOOK AND LOOP COINS 5/8IN CLEAR PACK/75 • School Specialty $8.80 3 $26.40
PAPER HANDWRITING PICTURE STORY K-1 500 SH • School Specialty $8.80 3 $26.40
Cheez-It Variety Pack, 1.5 oz, 45 Count • $24.64 1 $24.64
Nabisco Cookie Variety Pack, 60 Count (04615) • $19.54 1 $19.54
CONST PPR 9X12 SMART STACK 240 SHTS • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
KIND Bar, Dark Chocolate Chunk, 1.2 Oz., 12/Box (PHW18082) • $12.74 1 $12.74
KIND Bar, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, 1.2 Oz., 12/Box (PHW18083) • $12.74 1 $12.74
PENCIL LARGE FIRST PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09
CONST PPR 12X18 BLACK TRURAY 50 SHTS • School Specialty $3.24 2 $6.48
CONST PPR 12X18 WHITE TRURAY 50 SHTS • School Specialty $3.24 2 $6.48
CONST PPR 12X18 PINK TRURAY 50 SHTS • School Specialty $3.24 2 $6.48
CONST PPR 12X18 ATOMIC BLUE TRURAY 50 SHTS • School Specialty $3.24 2 $6.48
CONST PPR 12X18 LIVELY LEMON TRURAY 50 SHTS • School Specialty $3.24 2 $6.48
CONST PPR 12X18 ORANGE TRURAY 50 SHTS • School Specialty $3.24 1 $3.24
CONST PPR 12X18 FESTIVE RED TRURAY 50 SHTS • School Specialty $3.24 1 $3.24
CONST PPR 12X18 GRAY TRURAY 50 SHTS • School Specialty $3.24 1 $3.24
CONST PPR 12X18 DK BROWN TRURAY 50 SHTS • School Specialty $3.24 1 $3.24
CONST PPR 12X18 PURPLE TRURAY 50 SHTS • School Specialty $3.24 1 $3.24
RUBBER BAND BALL - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.90 1 $2.90
CLIP BINDER MED 1 1/4'' BLACK PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.83 2 $1.66

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