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Ms. Purdy from Camden NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies to Maximize Our Strides

My students need basic school supplies like notebooks, folders, pens, and pencils, in order to succeed every day in class.

  • $539 goal

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My Students

Every day, my students ask "Miss, what are we doing today?" and the usual response is "Learning!" followed by groans and eye-rolling. My students come from low-income households and receive free breakfast and lunch in school. Often, schoolwork isn't their primary focus, and it can be hard to motivate them to take their learning seriously. As part of my practice, I try to bring creative and challenging research projects to the classroom, in order to advance their learning and inquiry about the world around them.

My Project

My students struggle with basic organization of their school supplies once they leave this classroom. Giving them folders, notebooks, and pencils in class reduce the excuses for incomplete work. In my room, students all start out with a fair playing field by getting assigned a folder full of the supplies they need to succeed in my classroom. These supplies stay in the room where they are safe and organized so students can build confidence in their learning and better habits. With the supplies they need, my students can take on difficult assignments and complete complex projects in order to graduate on time. Every day the students need a notebook and folder to organizer their notes and homework, and are often in need of pencils/pens to complete this work. We are also requesting basic supplies such as a new stapler, tape dispenser, white-out, and index cards because we utilize them so much that we run out of them quickly or they are broken. Lastly we are requesting basic cleaning items like paper towels, tissues, and hand sanitizer to keep us healthy throughout the year.

Ms. Purdy
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Spiral Notebooks, 1 Subject, Wide Ruled Paper, 70 Sheets, 10-1/2" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors (05510) • Amazon Business $26.67 6 $160.02
Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towels, White, 12 Huge Rolls • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
5lb Box of Assorted Misprint Ink Pens Ballpoint Retractable Office Big Bulk Lot • Amazon Business $27.80 1 $27.80
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $8.67 3 $26.01
AmazonBasics Ruled Index Cards, Assorted Neon, 3x5-Inch, 300-Count • Amazon Business $5.49 3 $16.47
Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues 130 Count (Pack of 8), Disposable Facial Tissues, Gentle and Durable, 3-Ply Thickness, Designs May Vary • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mountain Falls Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E, Original Scent, Pump Bottle, Compare to Purell, 67.59 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Post-it Pop-up Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Marseille Collection, 12 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (R330-12AP) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 1,000 Cards (10 Packs of 100) (31) • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Pink, 25 per Box (57568) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Avery Two-Pocket Folders, Red, Pack of 25 (47979) • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Gray, 25 per Box (57505) • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
Oxford Twin Pocket Folder, Letter Size, Light Blue, 25 per box (57501EE) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Avery 47987 Two-Pocket Folder, 40-Sheet Capacity, Green (Box of 25) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Swingline Stapler, Optima 25, 25 Sheets, Reduced Effort, Full Size, Blue/Gray (66404) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Orange, 25 per Box (57510EE) • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Oxford 57506EE Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Black, 25 per Box (57506) • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders, Letter Size, Purple, 25 per Box (57514) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Avery 47992 Two-Pocket Folder, 40-Sheet Capacity, Yellow (Box of 25) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
BIC WOFEC324 Wite-Out Brand Extra Coverage Correction Fluid, 20 ml, White, 3-Count • Amazon Business $5.34 1 $5.34
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-ST) • Amazon Business $4.15 1 $4.15

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