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Ms. Berry from Springfield MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tag, I'm it! Back to School!

My students need highlighters, index cards, three ring tab dividers , sticky notes, and dry erase markers to make organization and reading activities a breeze!

  • $553 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are special because they come with a myriad of knowledge, skills and experiences! Our school is considered a Title I, Level 4 school, with 100% of our students receiving free breakfast and lunch each day.

Our students this year will be a part of a new program focused on mentoring and advisory which will allow students to select thematic (technological and business) based courses with the option to enroll early college classes.

The supplies used in these projects will help my students expand on their knowledge, skills and experiences and help them get ready for the rest of their educational journey.

My Project

It's that time of year again! Back to school! I opened a donor's choose project two years ago that provided some great supplies and learning opportunities for my students. I used those supplies wisely and frugally and its time for some more basic classroom items for a new year, with new students!

This year we are implementing an aligned curriculum that has many various types of non fiction texts- the text students struggle with the most.

Many of these materials will be used in developing text comprehension strategies, literary circles, and longer, more developed compositions in writing!

All of our classrooms are completely inclusion- of all special education and language learners will be together. Golf pencils ensure that all of my students are able to participate in classroom instruction. New dry erase markers will be used on classroom white boards for brainstorming and cooperative collaboration reviews like "Numbered Heads". Spaces to take notes (post-its) and organizational tools (dividers, highlighters and index cards) will help keep students on track and engaged in their learning. For my classroom, page protectors are used to keep track of lessons and necessary reference handouts for each student.

As we are exploring new mentor-ships and advisory blocks, paper goods and materials such as cleaning wipes will ensure that my students are able to start their day with Breakfast in the Classroom with ease.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Half Pencils with Eraser, Golf, Classroom, Events, Hexagon, Sharpened, Box of 144, Color: Pink • Amazon Business $18.98 2 $37.96
Avery Big Tab Insertable Two-Pocket Plastic Dividers, 8-Tab Set, Multicolor, Multi Pack of 3 Sets (11907) • Amazon Business $9.15 3 $27.45
uni-ball Vision Rollerball Pens, Fine Point (0.7mm), Pink, 12 Count • Amazon Business $20.31 1 $20.31
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Post-it Notes, 4 in x 6 in, Cape Town Collection, Lined, 3 Pads/Pack (660-3AN) • Amazon Business $9.39 2 $18.78
Avery Economy Clear Sheet Protectors, Acid Free, Letter Size, 2 Boxes, 100 Each (75091) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Kleenex Ultra Soft & Strong Facial Tissues, 70 Tissues per Flat Box (12 Count) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Quartet Dry Erase Markers, EnduraGlide, Chisel Tip, BOLD COLOR, Assorted Colors, 12 Markers/Pack (5001-20MA) • Amazon Business $16.74 1 $16.74
Uni-Ball Vision Elite Rollerball Pen Assorted Color 8-Pack Airplane Safe #90199 • Amazon Business $16.59 1 $16.59
BIC Great Erase Grip Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 30-Count • Amazon Business $16.58 1 $16.58
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 2 x 800 - Clear (3 Tapes) pack of 2 • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
Dixie Everyday Paper Plates, 8.5 Inches, 100 Count • Amazon Business $16.45 1 $16.45
Creative Teaching Press Inspire U Chalk Posters 6-Pack (7425) • Amazon Business $16.32 1 $16.32
Clorox Disinfecting Antibacterial Wipes Value Pack, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes plus Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers - 220 Count (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
AmazonBasics Sticky Notes - 1 3/8" x 1 7/8", Assorted Colors, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $7.18 2 $14.36
Astrobrights Color Paper (91414) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Confetti Straight Bulletin Board Borders for Classroom 36ft • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
TashiBox 9 oz clear plastic cups - 200 count - Disposable cold drink party cups • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Aloe, Pump Bottle, 30 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Post-it Notes, 4 in x 6 in, Canary Yellow, Lined, 5 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (660-5PK) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Command Small Wire Hooks, 16-Hooks, 24 Strips (GP067-16NA) - Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Party Dimensions 300 Count Cutlery Combo Box, Clear • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Febreze Plug Air Freshener Scented Oil Refill, Mediterraenan Lavender, 2 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Febreze Plug Air Freshener Scented Oil Refill, Gain Original Scent, 2 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Febreze Plug Air Freshener Scented Oil Refill, Linen & Sky, 2 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
AmazonBasics Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards, White, 3x5-Inch, 300-Count • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Office+Style 8 Digit Dual Powered Desktop Calculator, LCD Display, Pink • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Post-it Page Markers, 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in, Assorted Colors, 100 Sheets/Pad, 5 Pads/Pack (670-5AN) • Amazon Business $4.16 1 $4.16

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