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Ms. Betler from Charlotte NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Write Stuff

My students need bright and colorful pens, as well as markers, to make the day and their learning brighter!

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I teach are academically gifted and/or high achieving learners who attend Title I schools. They are excited about the world around them and how it works. They are from diverse backgrounds but are all eager and fast learners.

I want them to have the opportunities they need to learn and grow.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

My Project

My students are growing and maturing 2nd through 5th graders who constantly want to use colorful pens and markers to do work. I would love to have the opportunity to have colorful pens to use with my students.

Colorful pens are not only aesthetically appealing, but they also help the visual learners in my class.

Some of my students need to and others want to write different paragraphs in essays in different colors, color coding certain things a certain way. Others use colored pencils/pens to follow math problem solving steps. The colors help them see how the steps progress. Smencils and a student set of Mr. Sketch markers will help the students to complete their work.

The point is, color is amazing! It helps them complete work neatly, and it makes things brighter, both student attitudes and their work. I would love to be able to share all of these new items with my class!

Ms. Betler
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazaPens Gel Coloring Pens - 40 Pack Super Glitter | 150% More Ink than Other Sets | Best for Adding Sparkle to Your Adult Coloring Books and Art Projects • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Scentco Colored Smencil 10-Packs of Scented Colored Pencils - (2016 Design) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.22 2 $24.44
Tadkin Gel Pens Set of 100 - Metallic, Pastel, Neon, Classic and Glitter Coloring Pack • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Mr. Sketch Washable Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 14-Count • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Pentel BK91A R.S.V.P. Stick Ballpoint Pen, 1mm, Trans Black Barrel, Black Ink (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22

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