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Mr. Akoi from Kahuku HI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Math Bare Necessities

Help me give my students dry erase markers, whiteboards, folders, and other classroom basics to make it possible for them to learn and grow in class.

  • $429 goal

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My Students

In a school that serves about 1600 students in grades 7 through 12, my 7th and 8th-grade students are adjusting from elementary life to live on the big campus. They are very impressionable, full of questions, and high-energy!

These are bright, funny, technologically savvy, middle schoolers that are learning new social skills, new math skills and new survivor skills.

(yes, middle school can be a jungle sometimes). My students are fearless when it comes to technology as most 21st century learners are but they still need to learn how to be resilient learners. So, at the end of the day, they learn much more than just math in my classes; they learn how to endure, they learn how to problem solve, and more importantly they learn how to work.

My Project

Math can be intimidating for many. Most of my students will say they "get it" but their work doesn't reflect that. These supplies that I have chosen are essential in checking for student understanding in class so that no one falls through the cracks.

Whiteboards, dry erase markers, Clipboards and other resources that I have listed will be used for assessment and supportive activities in learning basic math.

Basic consumables like pens, pencils, and erasers will be used for daily classwork. My hope is that having these available for those students when they need will help them feel secure and then in turn able to focus on learning. Paper folders will be used to hold their unit worksheets so that they don't have to carry around the heavy math books. Clipboards will be used for station rotations, while whiteboards and dry erase markers will be used for daily assessment in class. Clipco pocket sleeves will be used for the units that include graphing and geometry. A digital timer is used to keeping time during certain classroom tasks such as bellwork or math rotations. And lastly, the wall organizer and storage boxes will be used to hold student work and math. All of these tools provide my students the opportunity to show their work, check their answer, and more importantly share their responses and thought process with their peers.

Mr. Akoi
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Board [30pc Classroom Pack] with ClearWipe Coating! Lapboards and 35 Bonus Whiteboard Markers Plus Erasers – 9” x 12” Double Sided Small White Boards for Students, Premium Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $79.95 1 $79.95
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 6 Boxes, 72 Markers Total • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
C-Line Recycled Two-Pocket Paper Portfolio with Prongs, 1 Case of 100 Folders, Assorted Colors (05320-100) • Amazon Business $43.48 1 $43.48
Trade Quest Clipboards Pen Holder Clip Letter Size (30 - Pack) (Pen Included) • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Sterilite 17511712 6 Quart/5.7 Liter ClearView Latch Box, Clear with Sweet Plum Latches, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $39.60 1 $39.60
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Smead Cascading Wall Organizer, 6 Pockets, Letter Size, Gray/Bright (92060) • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Staedtler-Mars 9 Mars Plastic Erasers + 2 Sharpeners 11pc Kit 52650WP9P • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
STAEDTLER pencil sharpener, premium quality sharpener with screw-on lid, prevents accidental openings, compact size for pencil case and work-station, 511 63BK • Amazon Business $4.00 2 $8.00
Paper Mate InkJoy 100RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Red, Box of 12 (1951252) • Amazon Business $3.58 2 $7.16
Taylor Precision Products Digital Minute/Second Timer • Amazon Business $4.83 1 $4.83

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