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Ms. Moss from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With New Supplies!

Help me give my students sketchbooks to foster a sense of creativity, writing process folders to store their literary masterpieces, awesome interactive notebooks for math and language arts, watercolors, color printer ink, markers, earbuds, privacy shields and more!

  • $1,899 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I teach are enthusiastic, curious, and passionate about learning. They enjoy being creative and expressing themselves in unique ways.

Nearly all of the children I teach here at our Title I school in the inner city come from hard-working immigrant parents that strongly value education.

Although many of my students come from backgrounds of substantial economic hardship, you wouldn't know it by looking at their eager faces. They love coming to school and learning new things. Having inspiring new supplies on their desks the very first day of school will thrill them!

My Project

Do you remember that childhood feeling you had each year when all of your school supplies were fresh and new? Oh the wonder of writing your name on your new things! Well, it's a brand spanking new year which means I need a fresh batch of supplies for this year's 5th grade class. With school starting in a month, I hope to surprise each child with some supplies that they will cherish all year long.

Educational budget cuts in our public schools mean no extra money for supplies like the ones I'm seeking.

Sketchbooks and big sturdy notebooks are simply not seen as must-have items, when in fact they are at the core of everything we do in the classroom. Both writers and visual thinkers need materials they can refer back to again and again.

Students love writing essays and narratives even more when they know they have folders, notebooks, and journals to contain their big ideas.

My burgeoning journal writers also appreciate a ready supply of good bullet journal stencils and fine line markers to make their pages graphic and glorious. When art and writing are joined kids are inspired to create daily practices that will carry them far beyond the classroom.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you in advance for the kind donations that will help to keep our little classroom in the big city afloat. We couldn't do it without you!

Ms. Moss
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Five Star Interactive Notetaking, 1 Subject, College Ruled Notebooks, 100 Sheets, 11" x 8-1/2", Customizable, 12 Pack (38595) • Amazon Business $56.48 6 $338.88
Jerry Q Art 12 Assorted Water Colors Travel Pocket Set- Free Paint Brush-Easy to Blend Colors-Half Pan Watercolors- Perfect for Painting on the Go JQ-112 • Amazon Business $8.99 34 $305.66
Canson XL Series Mix Media Pad, 5.5” x 8.5”, Side Wire Bound, 60 Sheets (400037134) (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.90 17 $270.30
FF359 - The Writing Process Student Folder - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 3 $65.97
Really Good Stuff Privacy Shields for Student’s Desks – Keeps Their Eyes on Their Own Test/Assignments (High Gloss (12 Shields), Blue) • Amazon Business $65.58 1 $65.58
Canon CLI-271 BK/CMY 4 Color Value Pack Compatible to MG6820, MG6821, MG6822, MG5720, MG5721, MG5722, MG7720, TS5020, TS6020, TS8020, TS9020 • Amazon Business $48.00 1 $48.00
Youngever 12 Plastic Pack Pocket Folders - Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder, in 6 Colors • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
Bulk Earbuds Headphones Wholesale Earphones - Keewonda 50 Pack Disposable Ear Buds Bulk Multi Colored Headphones for School Classroom Students • Amazon Business $45.95 1 $45.95
Journal Planner Pens Colored Pens Fine Point Markers Fine Tip Drawing Pens Porous Fineliner Pen for Bullet Journaling Writing Note Taking Calendar Agenda Coloring Art Office Supplies (18 Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
PP873 - Magnetic Folder Bins - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 1 $31.99
BULLETstencils Starter Set - Featuring 12 Journal Stencils: Includes Word Stencils, Circle Stencils, Drawing Stencils, Icons, Charts, Shapes, & Much More! • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
CZONG Fineliner 12 Colored Pens and 4x7 inch Bullet Journal Stencils, Plastic Planner Drawing Marker Pens for School Supplies Notebook Diary Scrapbook 24 Letter Stencils DIY Drawing Template • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
PP476 - Magnetic Display Shelves • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.99 1 $23.99
Samsill 100 Mini Clear Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Top Loading 7 Hole 5.5 x 8.5 Inch Page Protectors for Mini Ring Binders, Archival Safe, Bulk 100 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
YUEAON 25-Pack (6x6 Inch) Painting Stencils for Floor Wall Tile Fabric Wood Burning Art&Craft Supplies Mandala Template-reuseable • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
BULLETstencils Hello Months of The Year Set - Featuring 12 Journal Stencils: Includes Fun Themes, Words & Borders for Every Month of The Year! • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
HP Printer Paper, ColorPrinting24, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 24lb Paper, 97 Bright, 400 Sheets / 1 Ream (202040R) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
20 PCS Journal Stencil Plastic Planner Set for Journal/Notebook/Diary/Scrapbook DIY Drawing Template Journal Stencils 4x7 Inch • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Avery Mailing Address Labels, Laser Printers, 750 Labels, 1 x 2-5/8, Permanent Adhesive, Easy Peel (5260) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Avery Mini Economy View Binder with 1 Inch Round Ring, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, White, 1 Binder (5806) • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
HL125 - Jumbo Colored Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 2 $5.98

Materials cost

$1,431.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$130.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,613.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$284.76

Total project goal

$1,898.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,898.38

18 Donors

-$955.00

Donations toward project cost

-$811.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$143.25

match offer

-$943.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$801.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$141.51

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$0.00

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