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Ms. J. from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The World Needs Scientific Thinkers!

Help me give my students Post-It notes, chart paper, graph paper, pens, pencils, highlighters, and other classroom supplies to help them research, investigate, and collaborate in their active, inquiry-based science classroom.

  • $831 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If he’s not interested, it’s like throwing marshmallows at his head and calling it eating.” - Katrina Gutleben

Our faculty uses all available materials, supports, and creative planning to help our students grow and thrive in an inquiry-based, research-driven, collaborative science classroom that hones their critical thinking skills and teaches them to work together to solve complex problems.

My students are active, inquisitive, hard-working middle school students in an inclusion science classroom. They engage in high-level, hands-on, collaborative science learning in order to develop the essential critical thinking and research skills necessary to thrive not only in the science classroom, but as citizens in an ever-changing society. We support all learners, both with and without disabilities, by providing supports and accommodations determined by their unique individual learning needs. The teaching staff and administration work together to come up with creative and meaningful ways to make certain that all learners do well in our program and receive the education they deserve.

My Project

The requested supplies such as pens, pencils, chart paper, Post-It notes, highlighters, and table supply caddies are necessary to engage my eager middle school science students in collaborative scientific research and investigations.

One of the essential goals in a science classroom must be teaching students to think critically, to understand research, to question, and to interpret data.

This basic science literacy is important not only in the science classroom but in the larger society. The materials in this project, while seemingly just basic office supplies, will enable me to teach my students to analyze research, record data, collaborate with their peers, and share their findings. These supplies are the necessary building blocks of a classroom devoted to critical thinking, collaboration, and active scientific inquiry and investigation.

Ms. J.
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 55 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Create-a-Space Storage Center, Bright Colors • Amazon Business $18.95 4 $75.80
Post-it Super Sticky Tabletop Easel Pad, 20 x 23 Inches, 20 Sheets/Pad, 1 Pad (563R), Portable White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Built-in Easel Stand • Amazon Business $18.28 4 $73.12
mcSquares Stickies Dry-Erase Sticky Notes. Reusable Whiteboard Stickers 5in x 5in 24 Pack. Never Buy Paper Post Notes Again, Its Eco-Friendly! • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (561), Yellow Lined Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO Friendly Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (560), Large White Grid Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $34.49 1 $34.49
X Large Dry Erase Wall Calendar - 36"x48" Premium Giant Oversized Undated Erasable Deadline Task Calendar for 2019 2020 - Jumbo Monthly Task Organizer Planner for Home, Business & Dorm Room • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Hot Glue Gun, Cobiz Full Size (Not Mini) 60/100W Dual Power High Temp Heavy Duty Melt Glue Gun Kit with 10 Pcs Premium Glue Sticks(0.43'' x 8") for Arts & Crafts Use,Christmas Decoration/Gifts • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Post-it Super Sticky Big Notes, 11 x 11 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 1 Pad (BN11), Large Bright Yellow Paper, Super Sticking Power, Sticks and Resticks • Amazon Business $5.94 4 $23.76
Scissor Caddy with 24 pieces 5" Kids Pointed Scissors with Anti-Microbial (#14607) • Amazon Business $22.04 1 $22.04
EXPO 80054 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 15-Piece Set • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $9.23 2 $18.46
Nuova Premium Thermal Laminating Pouches, 9" x 11.5"/Letter Size/3 mil, 200 Pack (LP200H) • Amazon Business $18.22 1 $18.22
Sticky Notes 3 in x 3 in, 30 Pads, 6 Bright Color Self-Stick Notes, Super Sticky Notes 80 Sheets/Pad, Easy Post Notes for for Office, School, and Home (30) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Workablez Magnetic Pencil Holder - 3 Generous Compartments Magnetic Storage Basket Organizer - Extra Strong Magnets - Perfect Mesh Pen Holder to Hold Whiteboard, Locker Accessories • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
EOOUT Poly Envelope Folder - 28pcs 8-Color Clear Plastic Envelope with Snap Button Closure - A4 Size • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Lined Sticky Notes 3x3 Inches - 6 Bright Color Self-Stick Notes - 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad - Easy Post Notes for Office, School, Study, Home, Daily Life (Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
30 UP Address Labels for Inkjet Printers 1" x 2-5/8", Pack of 4500 Labels • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks, Full Size, 4" Long x .43" Diameter, 45 Count,Clear, (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Drawing Kneaded Erasers for Artists - Assorted Colors (12 Packs) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Plasti-Tak The Original Re-usable Adhesive Putty 3 Oz (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Early Buy Lined Sticky Notes with Lines 4x6 Self-Stick Notes 6 Bright Color 6 Pads, 50 Sheets/Pad • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 16 Count • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, Dries Clear, 0.24-oz Stick,60-Pack • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Sharpie 1761791 Accent Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colored, 24-Count • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Pilot Precise V5 Deco Collection Rolling Ball Pens Extra Fine Point 9-Pack Assorted Colors (38811) Black/Blue/Red/Green/2 Purple/2 Turquoise, Patented Precision Point Technology, Skip-Free Writing • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
PILOT FriXion Color Sticks Erasable Gel Pens 10-pack of Assorted Colors (32454) Black, Gray, Hunter Green, Blue, Purple, Magenta, Salmon Pink, Red, Orange, Navy, Erase Mistakes without White Out • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Sharpie 22480PP Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
AmazonBasics DSN-02950 Mesh Desk Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $6.62 1 $6.62

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