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Mrs. A. from San Jose CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Basics Make the Hardest Possible

My students need help accessing the most basic items to be an effective learner, and that includes in-class materials such as a rolling standing desk, sharpener, wall calendar, pencils, student folders, and hanging wall folders.

  • $1,476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative and bold, ranging in all types of learning styles and talents. They are writers, speakers, rappers, singers, dancers, investigators, and artists. They are open, honest, and genuine.

Many of them come from challenging family backgrounds, are learning English as a second language, and want to experience a life different from the struggles of their parents.

They are full of hope and bright-eyed about the future, but they need help making their dreams a reality. Being confident in themselves and hopeful for what the school year can bring requires that they first have access to basic materials in their classes.

My Project

Most of the items on my list are to maintain basic supplies and organization in my classroom: sharpener, wall calendar, pencils, student folders for printed papers, hanging wall folders to find classroom resources, etc.

We use interactive classroom notebooks for the entire school year!

In this notebook, we review material, learn how to take notes, journal our thoughts, and let the creative juices flow. The 5 Star notebooks are the most important item in my class!

Glue is absolutely necessary for the notebooks!

For group activities and games: buzzers, posters, markers, colored pencils, and clear pocket folders with dry erase markers.

The rolling standing desk is for my document camera so that I can effectively teach and model writing and reading skills.

Christmas lights create a feeling of warmth and coziness.

Mrs. A.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Five Star Spiral Notebooks, 5 Subject, College Ruled Paper, 200 Sheets, 11" x 8-1/2", Assorted Colors, 6 Pack (73793) • Amazon Business $36.83 7 $257.81
Seville Classics AIRLIFT XL Pneumatic Sit-Stand Mobile Desk Cart, Height-Adjustable from 27.1 to 41.9, White • Amazon Business $167.99 1 $167.99
Writeyboard Restickable Dry Erase Monthly Scheduling Calendar for Wall 24 x 36 • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
JAM PAPER Plastic 2 Pocket School POP Folders - Lime Green - 6/pack • Amazon Business $9.99 7 $69.93
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 6 $60.00
Dry Erase Pockets - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 inches - 10 Pockets for Adults and Children - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $14.84 4 $59.36
Godery Folder Pocket Chart (Black), Cascading Wall Organizer for School, Classroom, Home or Office Use, 20 Pocket Chart Hanging Wall Organizer with 4 Hangers • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Sharpie 22480PP Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.00 8 $56.00
EXPO 1944748 Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $10.42 5 $52.10
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (560), Large White Grid Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $43.42 1 $43.42
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $39.40 1 $39.40
Impecca DVHP9117 Progressive Scan Compact HDMI DVD Player, Upconvert DVDs to 1080p, With LED Display, View Content Via USB Input, • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
JMEXSUSS 100LED 49.2ft Indoor String Light Christmas Lights Fairy String Lights 30V 8 Modes for Homes, Christmas tree, Wedding Party, Bedroom, Indoor Wall Decoration (100LED, Warm White) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
1InTheoffice Pencil Box, Translucent Clear (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $12.79 2 $25.58
Electric Pencil Sharpener, Auto-Stop Feature and Best Heavy Duty Helical Blade Sharpeners for Office School Classroom Kids Artists, AC adapter or Battery Operated for No.2 and Colored Pencils. (Black) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19

Materials cost

$1,106.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$101.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,254.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$221.38

Total project goal

$1,475.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,475.86

12 Donors

-$848.35

Donations toward project cost

-$728.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$119.75

match offer

-$618.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$525.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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