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Mrs. Cain from Quincy IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking Care of Our Own

Help me give my students access to materials that they do not come to school with.

  • $424 goal

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds but they do not let that stop them from making it to school every day. They amaze me every day with how they are able to come into my room and be ready to grow as learners. We have an over 60% free or reduced rate for lunch in our school. I am hoping to improve the opportunities and experiences for my students that my district may not be able to provide that will guarantee the best environment to be successful. My goal is to make my classroom comfortable to encourage students to take academic risks and step outside of their comfort zones.

My Project

This project is to help fund extra supplies for the students that come to us. So many times students come to school with the bare minimum of supplies. This is not their fault, but most of the time it is due to home circumstances. But, why should they suffer?

Having the right supplies can turn anyone's day around.

It is hard to expect any profession to do their job if they are limited on the materials they have been given. These supplies would go directly to our students to benefit from.

The notebooks will be filled with their creative writing and ideas about the far away places they have read about. The markers will help them master their basic math facts while also competing against their fellow peers to see who is the quickest. The headphones will help bring technology into our room and allow students to travel further into their studies.

Mrs. Cain
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snug Plug n Play Kids Headphones for Children DJ Style (Red) • Amazon Business $6.95 10 $69.50
Snug Plug n Play Kids Headphones for Children DJ Style (Blue) • Amazon Business $6.95 10 $69.50
SKKSTATIONERY Pre-sharpened Pencils, Pencils Sharpened with Eraser top, 2 HB Pencil, 144/box. • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
Mead Composition Books, Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, Comp Book, Black, 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $21.20 1 $21.20
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry Erase Markers, Black, (80001) (2 Dozen) • Amazon Business $19.70 1 $19.70
12 Pack - SimpleHouseware Magazine File Holder Organizer Box • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Schoolworks 153520-1004 Blunt Kids Scissors Classpack of 12, 5 Inch • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
EXPO Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $10.51 1 $10.51
EXPO Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Chisel Tip, Black, 4-Count • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53

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