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Mrs. Jacobs from West Plains MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Kids Are Eating the Erasers!

Help me give my students cap erasers, labels, and a glue pump for math and financial literacy.

  • $178 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are third graders from a rural school in West Plains, Missouri. They are eager learners and are working hard to become more independent. I want my students to enjoy their time being kids in the classroom.

So many students that come into the classroom need a place they can feel at home, feel safe, and feel they have some ownership in their surroundings.

Homelessness is an unfortunate circumstance that some of our students experience and the school is their safe place. The school feels like their new home. I would like to make all of my students feel successful in the classroom by providing them with materials they can use.

My Project

The entire third grade has run out of erasers. We bought several hundred before school started, and we are already down to our last box!

Naturally during math, we go through quite a bit of erasers.

Third graders are responsible for learning several brand new math skills. One subject that is especially hard for them is financial literacy in math word problems.

I am asking for 30 boxes of pencil top erasers to share between the entire third grade at our school. Hopefully, this will take us into the next school year too. I have also asked for Avery address labels to label our math notebooks and supplies, as well as a glue pump. This will be used when we glue our word problems into our interactive notebooks.

This school year I bought six boxes of cap erasers for my classroom and the students had used them all by Christmas. This supply should last us quite a while.

Mrs. Jacobs
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ERASER CAPS SCHOOL SMART PINK PK/144 • School Specialty $1.79 30 $53.70
Avery Shipping Address Labels, Laser Printers, 1,000 Labels, 2x4 Labels, Permanent Adhesive, TrueBlock (5163) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Avery 5160 Easy Peel Address Labels , White, 1 x 2-5/8 Inch, 3,000 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Elmer's Glue - (E343) Dispensing Pump for Glue Jugs, (1 Gallon) (White) • Amazon Business $19.41 1 $19.41

Materials cost

$114.09

Vendor shipping charges

$5.37

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.68

Total project goal

$177.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$177.85

1 Donor

-$75.58

Donations toward project cost

-$75.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$88.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$75.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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