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Ms. Herrera from Miami FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supply Us With the Basics

My students need supplies like notebooks, colored paper, pens, glue sticks, pencil pouches, and sanitation supplies.

  • $650 goal

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My Students

I teach the best 7th grade civics students at a museums magnet school, and it is my goal to make them into productive and active citizens of the 21st century.

My students attend a Title I school where 93% of students are receiving free or reduced-priced lunch.

Our school is located in one of our city's oldest neighborhoods. We offer a humanities-based museums magnet program throughout the school, and we are working hard on exposing students to our community's cultural institutions and local museums and using those resources to increase our reading comprehension, technology, and presentation skills.

My Project

My students are in a class that has an end of course exam, so I spend all year making sure that they keep their materials and classwork in my class nicely organized. Therefore, I need some materials to help me achieve this goal.

The biggest need I have is for spiral, one-subject notebooks (which students use to keep all their notes in order) so they can have a "reference-type" book that can be used to review for the exam at the end of the school year.

This system also requires a lot of glue sticks, colorful pens, pencil pouches, and colored paper to make the information easy for students to study. The grouping pencils I need will help me with classroom management, while the laminating pouches would be used for station activities I create where students work in groups to solve scenarios. They each receive laminated cards with these scenarios, which helps them last through the six classes I have, and lets me reuse them the next school year.

I would also like some basic sanitation supplies, like hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and paper towels so that we can keep our classroom and class set of tablets clean.

Please support my classroom. We could really use your help.

Ms. Herrera
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmer's Glue Sticks, Extra Strength, 8g., 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.19 4 $68.76
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Cosmic Orange, 500 Sheets/Pack (22651/21658) • Staples Advantage $15.79 3 $47.37
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Solar Yellow, 500 Sheets/Pack (22531/21538) • Staples Advantage $15.79 3 $47.37
Staples Accel Strong Wirebound 1-Subject Notebooks, 8 1/2" x 11", College Ruled, 100 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.70 20 $34.00
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Lunar Blue, 500 Sheets/Pack (22521/21528) • Staples Advantage $15.79 2 $31.58
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, Terra Green, 500 Sheets/Pack (22581/21588) • Staples Advantage $15.79 2 $31.58
Provo Craft 2003546 Cricut Adhesive Back Cutting Mats 12"X12" 3/Pkg-Green, Blue & Purple • $29.74 1 $29.74
Pilot Frixion Color Sticks Erasable Gel Pens, 5Pk, Assorted Colors • Staples Advantage $7.29 4 $29.16
Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels, 2-Ply, White, 83 Sheets/Roll, 12 Giant Rolls/Carton (74795) • Staples Advantage $26.49 1 $26.49
Staples Laminating Pouches, Letter, 5 Mil, 9" x 11 1/2", 300 Box • Staples Advantage $20.46 1 $20.46
Advantus Binder Pencil Pouch, Black/Clear, 10"(H) x 7 3/8"(W) • Staples Advantage $4.59 4 $18.36
Staples Accel Strong Wirebound 1-Subject Notebooks, 8 1/2" x 11", College Ruled, 100 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.72 10 $17.20
Staples Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe, 1 Liter • Staples Advantage $8.49 2 $16.98
Staples Accel Strong Wirebound 1-Subject Notebooks, 8 1/2" x 11", College Ruled, 100 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.64 10 $16.40
Staples Accel Strong Wirebound 1-Subject Notebooks, 8 1/2" x 11", College Ruled, 100 Sheets (20952M-CC) • Staples Advantage $1.63 10 $16.30
GROUPING PENCILS PACK OF 36 • School Specialty $15.26 1 $15.26
BIC Cristal Ballpoint Stick Pens, Bold Point, Assorted Ink, 24/Pack (MSBAPP241-AST) • Staples Advantage $6.99 2 $13.98
Five Star Xpanz Carrying Case (Pouch) for Pencil, Pen, Supplies, Assorted, Puncture Resistant • Staples Advantage $10.99 1 $10.99
BAND-AID Brand Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages, 100 Count/Box (Model:4444) • Staples Advantage $10.79 1 $10.79
Wet-Nap Antibacterial Hand Wipes, Fresh Scent, 40 Sheets • Staples Advantage $2.49 4 $9.96

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