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Ms. Schumacher from Kansas City MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The FUNdamentals of Literacy!

My students need items to provide quality multisensory instruction. This includes materials for handwriting such as finger grips, Handwriting Without Tears supplies, and Wikki Stix to manipulate into letters. There are also plenty of fun items!

  • $594 goal

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My Students

My scholars are a diverse group of students representing the population of the city in which we live. We are a fun loving and hard working bunch, that believe in offering educational equity to every family that walk through our doors.

We are tackling systematic discrepancies that have historically placed groups of people at an educational disadvantage.

This work is tiresome and often emotionally charged. There is a sense of urgency that requires all of us to take responsibility and fight for literacy as a right.

My Project

There are supplies that are necessary to any functioning classroom, clipboards, dry erase markers, and sheet protectors are needed in my room and are included on this project.

The materials on this project will support in making literacy instruction multisensory.

The Handwriting Without Tears materials are effective and needed for our primary scholars. Wikki Stix are fun for all ages! Let scholars create AND use them to form letters as they begin to make sense of the alphabet.

There are also plenty of fun items that will bring smiles to the kiddos faces! The smelly stickers and motivational erasers will make instruction just that much more fun.

Ms. Schumacher
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 44 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Handwriting Without Tears BB Blackboard with Double Lines, 10" x 17" Size • Amazon Business $12.57 6 $75.42
Handwriting Without Tears Slate Manipulative • Amazon Business $7.89 6 $47.34
Avery Heavyweight Diamond Clear Sheet Protectors, 8.5" x 11", Acid-Free, Archival Safe, Easy Load, 200ct (74400) • Amazon Business $22.49 2 $44.98
Wikki Stix 501 Sea Life Activity Pak, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $8.95 4 $35.80
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
Handwriting Without Tears 1387968 FC Flip Crayon Set, Multiple Color (Pack of 206) • Amazon Business $32.93 1 $32.93
PartySticks LED Lights Glasses - 12 Glow Glasses Neon Party Supplies with 3 LED Sunglasses Settings in Assorted Colors in a Glow in the Dark Party Supplies Pack • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
WikkiStix Big Count Box Molding & Sculpting Sticks • Amazon Business $23.75 1 $23.75
Spots/Markers,9-Inch (One Dozen) • Amazon Business $21.37 1 $21.37
LED Party Favors for Kids – 36 Pc LED Glow in the Dark Jelly Rings Party Favors Bulk Glow in the Dark Party Supplies in Assorted LED Ring Colors • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Little Chalk Bits • Amazon Business $18.79 1 $18.79
BDC Super Cool Toy Assortment (100 Pieces) • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
EXPO 16078 Vis-A-Vis Wet-Erase Overhead Transparency Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Wikki Stix Alphabet Fun Cards for Learning • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Pencil Grip Writing CLAW for Pencils and Utensils, 12 Count Blue/Red, Medium Size (TPG-21212) • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
The Pencil Grip Crossover Grip Metallic Ergonomic Writing Aid for Righties and Lefties, 12 Count Assorted Colors (TPG-17712) • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Teacher Created Resources Marquee Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Teacher Created Resources Confetti Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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