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Ms. Joseph from Grand Prairie TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for Success

Help me give my students Crayola crayons, markers, and colored pencils, Post-it Easel Pads, Elmer's glue sticks, and pencils to be creative while learning and to create classroom anchor charts to reference for future learning.

  • $393 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I started teaching at this school less than a week ago. I entered a 5th grade class where two teachers had already quit. The kids had been left with subs for the majority of the year. The class was falling apart from the ceiling to the floor and the students have less than enough materials to share. I can't even provide them with basic support like sharpened pencils because the school could not afford supplies for teachers. It's hard for me to understand how my students have achieved so much with so little. With actually, next to nothing.

The students are constantly seeking to be better than their circumstances and don't notice the things they don't have because they are full of hope for their future.

They are kind, funny, patient, and full of hope. My students have managed to become excellent writers. They enjoy having discussions about their history text, as well as exploring new ideas in science.

The reality is our families don't always have the means to provide us with school supplies. Our school doesn't always have the budget and our teachers simply don't make enough to provide for our class and their families.

If this was a survey I would check my children exceed expectations. Against all odds these students strive to grow behaviorally and academically every day. With guidance and support they will achieve great things!

My Project

The students will use these supplies in class each day to bring their journal entries to life.

They will use the Crayola crayons and color pencils to add color to moon phases and label seasons.

They will create replicas of the Earth's geography and use color to distinguish between the water, trees, and other landforms. The Post-it Easel Sticky Pads will literally make learning stick. Students will use the Post-it Easel Pads and the Crayola markers to create anchor charts that will be posted on the walls as class decorations and reference later for learning. I will use the Expo dry erase markers daily to teach new material and the Expo Whiteboard Care to keep the white board neat and clean so students can read from the board easily each day.

These supplies will provide students with the opportunity to create their own learning experience and participate in their learning in a way that is engaging and fun. The materials posted around our classroom will be made by students, providing them with a sense of ownership over their learning and accountability for their success.

We are not asking for much, however, these supplies are the minimum requirement for success. By providing these basic supplies, you will help these students achieve extraordinary results.

Thank you!

Ms. Joseph
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559-4) • Amazon Business $79.98 1 $79.98
Crayola Fine Line Markers, Back to School Supplies Classpack, 10 Assorted Colors , 200 Count • Amazon Business $38.22 1 $38.22
Crayola Colored Pencils, Bulk Classpack, Classroom Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $30.77 1 $30.77
Bostitch Personal Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (EPS4-BLUE) • Amazon Business $14.91 2 $29.82
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $26.55 1 $26.55
EXPO 1927526 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Vibrant Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
ARTEZA #2 HB Wood Cased Graphite Pencils, Pack of 180, Bulk, Pre-Sharpened with Latex Free Erasers, Bulk pack, Smooth write for Exams, School, Office, Drawing and Sketching • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Scissors, BURVAGY 8-inch Soft Comfortable Grip and Stainless Steel Sharp Blades, Very Suitable for Cutting Paper, Fabric, Photos, etc, 24 Packs • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Sharpie 22480PP Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 1 Pack • Amazon Business $6.11 2 $12.22
EXPO Dry Erase Whiteboard Cleaning Spray, 8 oz. • Amazon Business $3.49 2 $6.98

Materials cost

$298.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$333.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.81

Total project goal

$392.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$392.09

5 Donors

-$372.09

Donations toward project cost

-$316.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.81

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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