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Ms. Pyne
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Essentials: School Supplies to Start the Year

My students need essential school supplies and tools like magnetic tape, an easel, clipboards, and clothespins to start the year.

My Students

I am a first year teacher in a Title I public elementary school in the Bay Area. My school serves a high needs population - 50% of students come from low-income families, about 40% of students are English learners, and a high percentage of students are struggling academically. My school is particularly focused on bridging the achievement gap by integrating culturally responsive teaching, balanced literacy, and programs specifically designed to reach English language learners and students who need differentiated academic support.

I am committed to creating a classroom environment in which all of my students feel included, valued, empowered, and excited to learn.

Learning is a collaborative experience wherein each student will be recognized for their strengths and supported when they feel challenged. The projects on my page give students the supplies they need to work in the learning space they deserve.

My Project

As a first year teacher, I am responsible for providing many of the essential school supplies for my students to use throughout the year. Coming from a district that is struggling financially, I will be provided with the basic supplies like pencils, paper, and notebooks for my class; however, I need to personally supply other essentials that allow students to fully engage and participate in their schooling experience.

My students need appropriate tools and supplies in order to find success in the classroom.

The items on my list have been chosen to help my students and me complete necessary assignments, keep our classroom organized, and enhance learning opportunities.

We will use items like the pencil sharpener, stapler, hole punch, and erasers for everyday tasks and organization. Items such as magnetic tape, an easel, clipboards, and clothespins will allow me to display student work and create anchor charts to improve engagement and learning. Other supplies such as the disinfecting wipes, storage, and labels will help keep our classroom clean and tidy. Please consider helping stock our classroom with the necessities we will need to have a great year!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Easy Clean Dry Erase Footbar Folds-to-a-Table Press Easel, Black • Staples Advantage $199.99 1 $199.99
Akro-Mils 10124 24 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch x 16-Inch x 6.5-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $31.11 1 $31.11
X-ACTO SchoolPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy Duty, Blue/Grey • Amazon Business $22.65 1 $22.65
Swingline 3 Hole Punch, Low Force, 12 Sheets Punch Capacity, SmartTouch (A7074134) • Amazon Business $9.74 2 $19.48
Swingline Stapler, Optima 40, Compact, Low Force, 40 Sheets Capacity, Black / Silver (S7087842) • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Tape King Flexible Magnetic Tape, 1-Inch x 15 Feet - Thicker and Stronger Adhesive Back Magnet Strip for White Board, Dry Erase, Automotive, Fridge - Black • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Letter Size Clipboard Standard Clip 9'' x 12.5'' Hardboard (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Magnetic Rectangular Metal Mesh Storage Bins, Office Organizer Basket, Silver • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Happy bell (10 Pack)Strong Refrigerator Magnetic Clips Hooks with Neodymium Magnet - 38mm Wide - Perfect for Kitchen Office School Home Use, Silver • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 240ct (3X80ct) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Whitmor Natural Wood Clothespins S/100 • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors, Straight-Handle, Pointed Tip, 8-Inch, Gray/Yellow, 2-pack (13901) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Avery Removable Labels, Rectangular, 1 x 3 Inch, White, Pack of 72 (06728) • Amazon Business $5.34 1 $5.34
Swingline Desk Stapler, Commercial, 20 Sheets Capacity, Black (44401) • Amazon Business $4.40 1 $4.40
Charles Leonard Eraser Caps, Latex Free, Assorted Colors, 144/Box (71544) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Bostitch Professional Magnetic Easy Staple Remover, Black (40000M-BLK) • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
Germ-x Original Hand Sanitizer with Pump, Original, 12 Fluid Ounce • Amazon Business $2.38 1 $2.38

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This project will reach 27 students.

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