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Ms. Cortes Magdaleno from Huron CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Basics for Learning Are Essential

My students need whiteboard markers and basic classroom supplies for everyday learning.

  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a former student of the school that I teach at, I can say that all students in my classroom are hardworking, smart, caring, and curious future citizens of the world. No economic obstacle, language barrier, or learning disability impedes my students from coming to school ready to learn every day and eager to take on any math problem, and reading comprehension test, or any writing benchmark. Their curiosity to explore the science or history standards in our S.E.A.L. units enables for their multiple intelligences to develop and allows for different learning modalities to be explored. Every day is a learning experience in class for my wonderful kiddos! Mistakes are always welcomed because it is through the acknowledgment that they exist that we are able to overcome everyday obstacles and achieve our goals. Students in my class don't try their best, they DO their very BEST!

My Project

Basic classroom supplies are essential for every day learning to take place in my classroom. Most students don't have the means to purchase good dry erase markers whenever they dry out and as a teacher of 26 it gets very challenging trying to make the purchases myself. Students in my class use whiteboards and dry erase markers every day for their daily morning routines or checking for understanding activities. Students also need new whiteboards, since the ones we have are old and scratched, making it hard for students to use and for me to check. Students in my classroom use a lot of white and colored paper to create graphic organizers for reading and writing and at times for important class projects or assignments in art, math, science or history. Students also need new folders to keep their published work and important resources protected and organized. My kids spend a lot of time on the carpet. It would be great for them to have their own clipboards to take notes while they watch or read informational pieces. White index cards are also used every day to check for understanding in math or are used by students to create sight word reading flashcards. Sticky notes are also another tool that students use to give feedback to their peers when editing writing pieces in our writing block. Each student got their own pack at the beginning of the year and we are definitely running low on these as well. Other basic classroom supplies like pencils and writing paper are always a need for students in my class are awesome writers, illustrators, and artists. Big chart paper is also needed when students work in groups to complete math word problems, writing pieces, group classroom assignments, and projects that are used as presentation resources!

Ms. Cortes Magdaleno
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Lapboards - Quantity Whiteboard Pack with 10 Boards, 10 2 inch Felt Erasers - Without Markers - 10 Boards and Erasers • Amazon Business $19.84 3 $59.52
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 6 in x 4 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 8 Pads/Pack (6445-SSP) • Amazon Business $11.21 5 $56.05
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 6 Boxes, 72 Markers Total • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $8.19 4 $32.76
12 Pack of Mead 3 x 5-Inch Index Cards, Ruled, 100 Count, White (63350) = to 1,200 cards • Amazon Business $14.87 2 $29.74
30 Hardboard Clipboards, Low Profile Clip, Designed for classroom and office use, 30 Clipboards • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Oxford Twin Pocket Folders with Fasteners, Letter Size, Yellow, 25 per Box (57709) • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
School Smart Skip-A-Line Chart Tablet - 1 1/2 inch Ruled - 24 x 32 inches - 25 Sheet Pad • Amazon Business $10.92 2 $21.84
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Georgia-Pacific Spectrum Standard 92 Multipurpose Paper, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 1 box of 3 packs (1500 Sheets) (998606) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
School Smart Red and Blue Ruled Newsprint for Grade 2 to 3 - 10 1/2 x 8 inches - Ream of 500 - White • Amazon Business $4.36 3 $13.08

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