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Ms. Olsen from Franklinton NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teacher HEAVEN = School Supplies

My students need school supplies like crayons, paper, glue, scissors, and pencils as well as a nice rug to read on.

  • $889 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher at a very small, very rural Title I middle school in North Carolina where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. State funding for EC was cut drastically and while the district tries, it has limited resources. Most of my students have never traveled out of the county, and yet they DREAM BIG!

While the students I teach have deficits academically and limited resources, they are motivated and want to rule the world someday...

My Project

This year I decided to dream big, and ask for help buying supplies for my classroom. All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch, and most of the students show up without a pencil. What I have learned is that if I provide the pencils and paper, and when needed markers, crayons, colored pencils, tape, staplers/staples, erasers, glue sticks, scissors, etc... I get participation, instead of excuses.

Unfortunately, it is expensive to buy supplies for the year.

While most of the items I asked for are stuff that I buy every year, there are two items I "WISH" I could afford, the rug and twinkle lights. I know, most people would say, it's middle school why the art supplies, rug and lights? I have found a very neat way to get the students to practice their math facts, fractions, equivalents, etc... and it involves crayons, markers, or colored pencils. I also do an interactive notebook with my students, which is why we need glue and scissors. The rug and lights, well those make the classroom homier and the kids respond to them.

Ms. Olsen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Asmader LED Fairy Lights, Battery Powered Multi Color Changing String Lights With Remote Control Waterproof Decorative Silver Wire Lights 16ft 50LEDs for Bedroom,Patio,Indoor,Party,Garden, Party(RGB) • Amazon Business $13.99 6 $83.94
Scotch Dry EraseTape, White, 1.88-Inch x 5-Yard, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $31.90 2 $63.80
Whiteboard Contact Paper, KSANA 17.7"(W)×78.7"(L)Self-Adhesive Wall Sticker Wall Paper Ideal For School, Work and Household-White • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
Crayola Colored Pencils Bulk, 24 Packs of 12-Count • Amazon Business $38.97 1 $38.97
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 6 Boxes, 72 Markers Total, Includes 5 Color Flag Set • Amazon Business $36.41 1 $36.41
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.69 3 $32.07
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 24 Packs of 24 ct., Classpack • Amazon Business $30.18 1 $30.18
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection; 152 Colors, Durable CaddyCase,Sharpener, Coloring Gifts for Adults and Kids • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Crayola Super Tips Washable 100 Count Markers • Amazon Business $11.67 2 $23.34
Crayola Different Colored Pencils, 100 Count, Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
#1 CraftsOpoly Colored Paper Masking Painters Packing Tape [10+2 Bonus = 12 Rolls of 60.1 Yds -Assorted Colors] Fun DIY Art Supplies For Kids, Adults, Artists Crafts Moving, Office and Decorating • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Expo Block Eraser 81505 Dry Erase Whiteboard Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 W x 1 1/4 H - Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $7.12 3 $21.36
EXPO 80008 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Purple, 12-Count • Amazon Business $16.43 1 $16.43
6 Pack - Paper Organizer Basket, Classroom Plastic File Holder Colorful Bins, Teacher School Supplies Storage Baskets Organization Trays, Assorted Colored • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Schoolworks 5 Inch Blunt Kids Scissors, Classpack of 12 (153520-1004) • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Prextex Classroom Pencil Organizer Pencil Basket or Crayon Basket • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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