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Ms. Tomichek from Batavia OH is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies to Succeed in Sixth Grade

My students need classroom supplies, such as highlighters, glue, pens, markers, and scissors because they are economically disadvantaged and can't afford these supplies.

  • $362 goal

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My Students

I teach four sections of 6th-grade language arts and two sections of reading intervention. I teach both reading and writing in 62 minute classes every day. The students do a mixture of activities in my class on a daily basis including daily fix it problems, journals, SSR, and group work.

Our school is located in a lower middle class neighborhood.

Half of the students are considered economically disadvantaged and on the free and reduced lunch plan. We are a district that does not offer "specials" in elementary school. When they come to the middle school they lack basic artistic, musical, and physical skills. I try to incorporate these into my classroom as much as possible. My team of students includes gifted students, special ed students, and students with emotional-behavioral disabilities. The kids are eager to learn because they enjoy the variation in my lessons. They love doing anything hands-on or working in groups. Our school facilities are in desperate need of renovations. Classrooms, supplies, and furniture are very old and run down. We have no air conditioning, which makes kids miserable in the warm months. We do our best to provide the best education we can for these kids with the resources we have. Fortunately, the students are well behaved and want to learn.

My Project

I use hands-on lessons in my classroom on a regular basis. One of the ways I engage students' interest in a language arts concept is by guiding them through interactive notebooks. The kids love making them because they combine art and language arts class. However, our lack of supplies is the biggest setback. About half of the class does not have the supplies, such as scissors, glue, or markers, they need to complete the interactive notebooks. Many of the students simply cannot afford the supplies. As a first year teacher, it is difficult for me to purchase enough supplies on my own to help all these students who are in need. We also need a pencil sharpener because our classroom does not have one that works. Kids ask to go to another room just to sharpen their pencils. We also need these supplies to continue our monthly project of sending letters to deployed troops. We use the AnySoldier program to send letters and pictures to troops, but without sufficient supplies, it's difficult.

Donations to this project will help students with completing their interactive notebooks.

They will use this class set of supplies so they will not fall behind the other students as they wait to borrow a peer's supplies. The faster and easier we complete these lessons, the more knowledge they can gain from additional lessons. It is often difficult to cover all the concepts for reading and writing in our short classes. The more lessons we cover, the more prepared they will be for state tests.

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Ms. Tomichek
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Electric Black Pencil Sharpener • Teachers' School Supply $31.99 1 $31.99
Avery Glue Sticks Permanent 1.27 Oz • Teachers' School Supply $2.68 8 $21.44
Elmers - Borden - Elmers School Glue Bottle Size: 8 oz Bottle • Teachers' School Supply $3.47 6 $20.82
Sharpie Accent Highlighters - 6 Count • Teachers' School Supply $6.83 3 $20.49
Kids 5in Scissors Handle Options: Standard Handle, Options: Pointed tip • Teachers' School Supply $4.09 5 $20.45
Expo White Board Cleaner • Teachers' School Supply $4.39 4 $17.56
3 Hole 12 Sheet Adjustable Hole Punch • Teachers' School Supply $16.60 1 $16.60
Expo Dry Erase Markers - 8 Color Set • Teachers' School Supply $16.15 1 $16.15
Crayola Llc - Crayola Markers 12ct Asst Colors Conical Tip • Teachers' School Supply $5.18 3 $15.54
Pencil Sharpener 2 Hole Manual Plastic • Teachers' School Supply $2.99 5 $14.95
Magnetic Spring Clips Box-12 1 Each 2 Inch • Teachers' School Supply $10.20 1 $10.20
Cap Eraser Bright Colors - 144/pk • Teachers' School Supply $4.91 2 $9.82
Tape Scotch Magic 3/4 X 36 Yds • Teachers' School Supply $4.88 2 $9.76
Bic Round Stic Ballpoint Pens Red • Teachers' School Supply $3.19 2 $6.38
Binder Clips 2 Wide Large Capacity • Teachers' School Supply $2.99 2 $5.98
Magic Transparent Tape - 3/4 X 300 • Teachers' School Supply $2.20 2 $4.40
Envelopes Plain 10lb - 50 Ct • Teachers' School Supply $2.29 1 $2.29
Staple Remover • Teachers' School Supply $1.60 1 $1.60

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