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Mrs. Alto from Cass Lake MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for First Graders!

Help me give my students the supplies they need in order to have a hands on approach to learning!

  • $158 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First graders often come to school brimming over with enthusiasm and excitement for learning, life, friends, and interests. Theirs is an age commonly marked by tremendous growth, lost teeth, great emotional highs and less frequently some lows. First graders make big plans, jump into projects with both feet, work at a fast pace and don't want to miss a thing.

Our classroom is a family!

Our school is located on a Native American Reservation. Most of my students have had significant trauma in their lives. I work very hard to create a classroom where the students feel safe and loved!

My Project

Many times the students go to grab markers, whiteboards, erasers, chapter books and so on and we never have a full set of any of these materials. I then have to go out that night and buy the supplies myself. Which, I do not mind doing but since I have recently learned about Donors Choose this allows another resource to look at to help accommodate the growing needs of a classroom. Teachers all around the world spend money to furnish their classrooms so the classroom has what it needs.

First graders are hands on learners so they need to be writing, reading, using manipulatives all the time in order to learn.

This enables the learning target being taught to be one that they will learn and will stick in order to be carried over into the next step of learning, There are several studies, especially among native american students, that support hands on learning being the best way to learn. Having the whiteboards, student markers, and chapter books will help this.

Thanks so much for supporting our learning!

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

Equity Focus

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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $26.39 1 $26.39
30 Multicolored Dry Erase Pockets, Oversize 10 x 13 Pockets, Perfect for Classroom Organization, Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, Teaching Supplies, 30 Pack • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $20.54 1 $20.54
Zoey and Sassafras Books 1-6 Pack • Amazon Business $19.36 1 $19.36
Mr. Sketch Pocket Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Fluorescent,12 Count, Packaging may vary • Amazon Business $6.73 2 $13.46

Materials cost

$102.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$134.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.70

Total project goal

$157.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$157.98

3 Donors

-$120.00

Donations toward project cost

-$105.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$33.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$28.53

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.03

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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