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Ms. Joseph from Temple Hills MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplying Students With Success

Help me give my students paper, pens, highlighters, scissors, post it notes, and other supplies to complete critical thinking, close reading and presentation projects for AP Language and Ap Literature English classes.

  • $501 goal

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My Students

I teach high school students at an underserved public school that believes that students come first. These students are from the surrounding neighborhood. Despite the obstacles that many of them have at home, my students come to school mentally prepared to learn.

The culture my students have built fosters one of learning and seeking more knowledge.

When my students walk into our school and my classroom, they know that they can leave the burdens of their home and social lives at the door. If they are hungry, we will feed them. If they don't have clothes, we will dress them. If they don't have supplies, we will supply them. We want our students' only concern to be education, without worrying about the drugs, violence, and stress of the surrounding environment.

My Project

How many times did you as a student forget to bring a pen or your notebook? Do you know how often students can't afford additional school supplies for class? Scholars work hard in the classroom and just need consistency and engaging lessons, activities and books.

This year students will do more project based learning which involves students analyzing text, arguing a point and presenting ideas to their classmates.

Students need basic classroom supplies like pens, highlighters, tape and paper to both prepare for these projects and present them to their peers. Other examples of the activities students are engaged which will require these supplies are are historic timelines that correspond to the novel they are reading, a plot diagram, creating newspapers, book jackets and magazines about author's. All these projects require the materials that I am requesting including paper clips, pens, scissors, markers, and more paper.

Your donations will make it possible for my students to continues to enjoy and demonstrate their learning with creative projects.

Our students are constantly doing hands-on projects that require general school supplies. It is imperative that our scholars understand and enjoy the experience of learning.

Ms. Joseph
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharpie Chisel Tip Permanent Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (38250PP) • $7.64 4 $30.56
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3", Rio De Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads/Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • $26.34 1 $26.34
Quill Brand Invisible Tape, Matte Finish, 3/4" x 36 yds., 12 Rolls (765002PK) • $21.24 1 $21.24
Kleenex Facial Tissue, Flat Box, 2-Ply, 160 Sheets/Box, 3 Boxes/Pack (37392) • $5.09 4 $20.36
Quill Brand Standard Manila File Folders 11pt Medium-weight, 1-Ply, 1/3-Cut Assorted Tabs, Letter Size, 100/BX • $9.99 2 $19.98
BIC Wite-Out Quick Dry Correction Fluid, 12/Pk (WOFQD12Q) • $19.54 1 $19.54
BIC Brite Liner Pen Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 24/Pk (BL24AD) • $9.34 2 $18.68
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21004/ 22004) • $17.50 1 $17.50
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21003 / 22003) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Charles Leonard Letter Size Clipboard, Assorted Colors • $16.97 1 $16.97
Elmer's Glue Sticks, All-Purpose, 30/Pack • $16.57 1 $16.57
TEACHER CREATED RESOURCES 4" Fancy Stars Funtastic Font Letters Multicolor, (TCR5374) • $6.54 2 $13.08
Quill Brand Steel Binder Clips, Large, 1" Capacity, 12/Box (721000-QCC) • $3.99 3 $11.97
Trend Colorful Patterns 4" Ready Letters Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers, Punctuation Marks • $5.82 2 $11.64
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 60/Pk (GSM609BE) • $5.77 2 $11.54
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 80 Wipes/Canister, 3/Pack (84251) • $11.04 1 $11.04
Carson-Dellosa Fresh Sorbet EZ Letters, 152 (CD-130056) • $5.43 2 $10.86
Trend Ready Letters, Alphabeads Design, 4", Assorted Letters/Color • $5.37 2 $10.74
Quill Brand Stainless-Steel Scissors, 8", Straight Blade, Blue (790703BE) • $4.99 2 $9.98
Quill Brand Steel Binder Clips, Medium, 5/8" Capacity, 12/Box (720500-QCC) • $2.37 4 $9.48
Westcott 4061-8/All Purpose Scissors, Pointed Tip, 8", Straight Handle, Red • $2.12 4 $8.48
Quill Brand Standard Staples, 1/4", 5000/Box (35065) • $1.99 4 $7.96
Roaring Spring College Ruled Note Book Loose Notebook Filler Paper, 8-1/2x11", 500 Count • $7.64 1 $7.64
Quill Brand Rollerball Pens, Fine Point (0.5mm), Blue, Dozen (32158-QL) • $6.99 1 $6.99
Quill Brand Steel Binder Clips, Small, 3/8" Capacity, 12/Box (720200-QCC) • $1.10 6 $6.60
Quill Brand Staple Remover, Contemporary, Black (11515-QCC ) • $2.37 2 $4.74

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