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Ms. Lassleben from San Francisco CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Tools We Need to Succeed

My students need basic tools like pencils, markers and paper as well as art supplies to record their learning, express their creativity and engage in academic content, using the classroom as a professional shared workspace.

  • $1,234 goal

This project expired on May 5, 2018.

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of 9 to 11-year-olds. 75% of my students are English Language Learners and about that many receive free and reduced lunch. 10% of my students are diagnosed with a learning difference that requires lesson modifications that benefit the whole class. My students come from the Philippines, Mexico, El Salvador, China as well as the Bay Area. They have an incredible range of interests and learning modalities and are driven by voracious intellectual curiosity. They take great initiative in self-directing their learning- often asking me to order or check out books, going to the public library themselves, sharing resources with each other and finding new, kid-friendly online research resources. They most love field trips, reading and hands-on learning.

My Project

Every professional relies on specialized tools to help them to complete their work with precision. A farmer, a doctor, a chef, a mechanical engineer, an artist all require specific equipment. And so too do young scholars.

Our classroom needs to be outfitted with the materials for student engagement with all subject areas.

Each student needs journals to organize and express their thinking for reading, writing and math. They will use art supplies such as glue sticks, scissors, markers and linocuts to design dioramas and posters, masks and puppets to represent their understanding of social studies and science units of study. They rehearse, revise and publish their writing over and over again, growing their comprehension and expressing their ideas.

Our classroom is a workshop. Any given day you will find students self-directed, revising comic strips or flip books about capybara sub-species or graphing the pattern relationship between geometric tiles in a mandala. Students use the infrastructure of the classroom to rehearse essential critical thinking skills. It is imperative that our classroom is stocked with materials that will facilitate students demonstrating their mastery of content.

Ms. Lassleben
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Composition Notebook, College Ruled, Various Colors, 48/Pack • Staples Advantage $99.99 3 $299.97
40409-1001-Blick E-Z Cut Classroom Starter Kit • Blick Art Materials $159.36 1 $159.36
Crayola Classpack Thin-Line Washable Markers, Fine Point, Assorted, 200/Box • Staples Advantage $82.19 1 $82.19
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $16.89 2 $33.78
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • Staples Advantage $30.66 1 $30.66
Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe, 12 oz. • Staples Advantage $4.99 6 $29.94
Riverside 6-Ply Neon Poster Board, Lightweight • Staples Advantage $24.49 1 $24.49
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 2 $19.78
Oxford Twin Pocket Portfolio, 8 1/2" x 11", Light Green, 25/Bx • Staples Advantage $19.09 1 $19.09
Staples Light Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener (34462) • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
Oxford Twin-Pocket Folders, Orange, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $16.49 1 $16.49
Staples Stickies Notes, Blank, Assorted Bold Colors, 3" x 3", 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $15.29 1 $15.29
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Eraser, Medium, 24/pk (70520) (70520) • Staples Advantage $13.29 1 $13.29
Westcott Value Line Stainless Steel 8" Scissors, 3/Pack • Staples Advantage $11.99 1 $11.99
Pacon Quadrille Ruled Graph Paper, 1/4" Ruling, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 500 Sheets • Staples Advantage $11.59 1 $11.59
Kleenex Boutique Face Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $11.49 1 $11.49
Staples Filler Paper, College Ruled, 8 1/2" x 11", 400 Sheets • Staples Advantage $5.58 2 $11.16
Seventh Generation Botanical Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes, 70 Count (22813) • Staples Advantage $10.39 1 $10.39
Pacon Poster Board Pack, 22”x 28”, 25 Sheets/Carton • Staples Advantage $10.20 1 $10.20
Elmer's Glue Sticks, All-Purpose, 30/Pack • Staples Advantage $8.97 1 $8.97
Staples Translucent Pencil Boxes, Blue, 2 1/4"H x 5 5/8"W x 8 1/4"L • Staples Advantage $1.39 6 $8.34
Pacon SunWorks Heavyweight Construction Paper, 58 lbs., Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 300 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $8.21 1 $8.21
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 12/pk (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.22 1 $7.22
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.77 1 $6.77
Staples Disinfecting Wipes, Value Pack, 35 Count Canisters, 3 Canister/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.29 1 $6.29
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Black Ink, Medium Point, 60/Box • Staples Advantage $5.99 1 $5.99
Staples Translucent Pencil Boxes, Clear, 2 1/4"H x 5 5/8"W x 8 1/4"L • Staples Advantage $2.99 2 $5.98
Staples 3" x 5" Line Ruled Index Cards, 500/Pack (51009) • Staples Advantage $5.49 1 $5.49
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (22478) • Staples Advantage $5.26 1 $5.26
Sharpie Chisel Tip Permanent Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (38250PP) • Staples Advantage $4.88 1 $4.88
20013-2509-Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $2.94 1 $2.94

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