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Mrs. Fair from Jersey City NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Small Things Make a Big Difference

My students need basic school supplies to get organized and ready for the school year.

  • $464 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My high school students come from a very diverse urban neighborhood. Our small learning community reflects this characteristic in the mix of cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, and learning styles. For some of them, the challenges of living in such a neighborhood may present obstacles in their learning process. However, this diversity along with their willingness to learn, care and support each other has created an optimal learning environment. It is the reason that I am fortunate to call myself their teacher. When we learn, we enjoy engaging in activities that allow us to learn from each other through historical role-play, and project-based activities. As their teacher, I recognize that many of them struggle when it comes to evaluating and synthesizing informational text. It is a skill that we continue to practice as we learn from our mistakes.

My Project

Our classroom is in need of basic school supplies that will help us get organized and ready for an inspirational school year. Students will make use of all items like the folders and the pencil sharpener. I am looking forward to displaying all of the inspirational posters and decorations to brighten up their day. The large dry-erase posters and graphic organizers will assist them in sharing and collaborating while utilizing reusable materials. These items may seem like minor details, but given our reduced budget for the upcoming school year, they will make a significant difference in our daily operations. Thank you.

Mrs. Fair
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pendaflex Essentials Hanging 1/5 Cut Tab File Folders - 25 Count • Teachers' School Supply $36.25 1 $36.25
Electric Black Pencil Sharpener • Teachers' School Supply $35.62 1 $35.62
Reusable Dry Erase Easel Pad • Teachers' School Supply $35.39 1 $35.39
Neon Pop-up Notes - 5 Pads • Teachers' School Supply $10.80 2 $21.60
Teacher Stamps • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
Galactic Assorted Mini Folders 25pk • Teachers' School Supply $5.49 3 $16.47
Chart Notebook Paper 22.5x28.5 • Teachers' School Supply $4.99 3 $14.97
Animal Print Borders Pack • Teachers' School Supply $13.99 1 $13.99
Magnetic Spring Clips 1 1/4 Box-24 1 Each • Teachers' School Supply $13.41 1 $13.41
Great Graphic Organizers Bb Set • Teachers' School Supply $12.99 1 $12.99
Leaders and Achievers 8 Poster Set • Teachers' School Supply $11.99 1 $11.99
Chart Tabs • Teachers' School Supply $5.99 2 $11.98
Metal Staplers Full Strip • Teachers' School Supply $5.67 2 $11.34
Magnetic Spring Clips Box-12 1 Each 2 Inch • Teachers' School Supply $8.56 1 $8.56
Book Rings Assorted Colors 50pk • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
Ceiling Hangers Grid Clip 10/pk Kits • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
E-z Grader Circular Long Ranger Score Up To 200 Questions • Teachers' School Supply $6.95 1 $6.95
Rubber Bands - 250 Pack • Teachers' School Supply $5.99 1 $5.99
Name Stamp • Teachers' School Supply $3.95 1 $3.95
Jumbo Paper Clip Assorted Colors 2.0 30 Pc Box • Teachers' School Supply $1.20 3 $3.60
Some Days You're the Pigeon Poster • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 1 $3.49
Choose Carefully Poster • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 1 $3.49
Even Einstein Asked Questions Poster • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 1 $3.49
Vinyl Coated Paper Clips No 1 Size • Teachers' School Supply $1.64 2 $3.28
File Folder Labels • Teachers' School Supply $1.50 2 $3.00
Push Pins Assorted • Teachers' School Supply $2.06 1 $2.06
Standard Chalkboard Eraser • Teachers' School Supply $1.57 1 $1.57
Ceiling Hooks • Teachers' School Supply $0.69 2 $1.38
Binder Clips 12ct Small 3/8in • Teachers' School Supply $0.51 2 $1.02

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