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Mrs. Turnbull from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies to Start the Year on the Right Foot

My students need school supplies such as paper, a stapler, and a pencil sharpener to start the year off right!

  • $222 goal

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My Students

My students are energetic, determined, and amazing children. They love to move and to play. They enjoy school because they love learning in so many different ways. They are amazing because they show up to school with a smile on their faces no matter what their circumstances are at home! For many of my students, school is their safe haven.

As a teacher in a low-income urban area, my students face many challenges in and out of school.

Many of my students also speak another language at home but we use their bilingual capabilities to enhance their learning. They are determined to learn as much as they can so they can apply their education outside of school!

My Project

It's time to prepare for next year! This will be my second year teaching. The amount of money I spent on school supplies at the beginning of last year was way beyond what I had anticipated. I am hoping to get a little help with some of the basics.

Since I work in a low socioeconomic area, most of my students cannot afford to purchase the school supplies on our school supply list.

That meant that all the supplies in my classroom for the first few months of school were bought by myself. My students need the pencils to be able to do work. We need the sharpener so we can sharpen those pencils. We need a heavy duty stapler to staple our writing projects. The stickers help me reuse some of my notebooks from last year and the lanyards will be used for bathroom and hall passes. Although I love buying these kinds of things to keep my classroom functional, the cost of school supplies is much more than I can afford on my own.

Mrs. Turnbull
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Onotio Heavy Duty 100 Sheet High Capacity Office Desk Stapler with 1000 Box Staples • Amazon Business $18.95 2 $37.90
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Avery All-Purpose Labels, 1 x 2.75 Inches, White, Pack of 128 (6113), 4 Packs • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
24 Pack Neck Lanyards with PVC Waterproof Card Cases - Colorful Keychain ID Badge Holders, Name Tags, Black, Red, Yellow, Blue • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 12-Inches by 18-Inches, 100-Count, Assorted (6508) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
6 Boxes x 500 Pack Self Adhesive Hole Reinforcement Ring/Circle • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hybsk White Color Coding Dot Labels Round Semi Gloss Paper Stickers Adhesive Label (1.5 Inch) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Fun Express Colorful Name Tag Labels - 100 Stickers • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
SunWorks 7403 Construction Paper, 9" x 12", 50 Sheets/Pack, Blue • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 9-Inches by 12-Inches, 50-Count, Sky Blue (7603) • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45

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