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Mr. Grimes from Bossier City LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The First Step in Their Travels.

Help me give my students a heads start on the basic items we use. Most of these items are standard for students to provide, but some of my students come from challenging backgrounds.

  • $422 goal

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My Students

The students I am lucky enough to teach are as diverse as you will find in the state. For most coming to school is an opportunity to get away from life's challenges and work on an even ground with their peers. My students are a combination of traditional students, Special Education, 504, and ELL students.

The goal is to eliminate one of our students biggest cause of stress and allow them to see we are all on one team.

I am convinced that the more I can convince the students we truly care and that they are safe, the brighter their flames will burn.

My Project

Through the first two terms of this school year, I noticed many of my students struggling to come to school with the basic supplies required to complete the course requirements. My students come from a wide variety of social and economic back grounds and challenges.

Our students face so much adversity each day outside the classroom, they need to know when they enter the classroom that we are in this fight together.

My desire is to provide basic kits in the class, that will remain in the classroom, so that each day the students can come in and be prepared to learn. Specifically, I requested items such as pencils and notebooks so that the students can be prepared to complete the assignments. Another item requested is the protractors. Our students are moving into more complex math assignments and having the proper tools to work with angles is essential to their success. The final items requested are more common items that the class uses and helps the students feel at ease in the room. The tissues are unique in that note only are they for the traditional use, we also use them with the students mini whiteboards, eliminating the need to go out and buy many mini erasers.

Mr. Grimes
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oxford 1-Subject Notebook, 8" x 10-1/2", Wide Rule, 70 Sheets • $1.27 80 $101.60
Woodcase Pencil, 144/Pk • $22.03 4 $88.12
Angel Soft Professional Series Premium 2-Ply Facial Tissue by GP PRO, Flat Box, 100 Sheets/Box, 30 Boxes/Carton (48580) • $42.63 1 $42.63
Clear Plastic Protractor Open Center, 6" Ruler Edge • $0.84 48 $40.32
Scotch Magic Tape with Deluxe Desktop Refillable Dispenser, 3/4" x 27.7 yds., 6 Rolls (810C40BK) • $15.29 1 $15.29
Expo Dry-Erase Erasers (81505) • $4.79 2 $9.58

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