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  • 9 donors
  • $318 still needed
  • $977 goal
Ms. Ackron
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $318 still needed

Thinking Classroom and Interactive Notebook Supplies for High School Math

Help me give my students supplies, such as dry erase markers, highlighters, tape, and color paper, that they need to be successful in their mathematics career.

My Students

I teach Algebra to ninth-twelvth graders in a high-poverty neighborhood. The school where I teach is a diverse public high school: 23% of students are African American, 19% Hispanic, 16% Asian, 2% Native American, and 36% Caucasian. Many of my students are from Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda, Vietnam, Mexico, Guatemala, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Micronesia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other places around the world.

Over 70% of our students are below the poverty line.

Many struggle with issues outside of their schools lives. Many students are in the foster care system or are homeless. Many are recent immigrants learning English as a second language. I have amazing students who use their diversity and life experiences to their advantage.

This year I teach second year algebra, which is the final required math class for students to graduate. For some, this is the culmination of hard work ending in an advanced class, and for others, this is jumping off point for more challenging college-level courses to add depth to their STEAM knowledge base.

My Project

My students are insightful, creative, passionate kids who work hard to make a difference. We will use the highlighters, colored paper and glue/tape to add color, art, and drawings to our interactive notebook work.

At MHS, we implement AVID strategies and a "Thinking Classroom" philosophy into our work to optimize student learning.

Creating organized and interesting notes helps my students retain information at deeper levels, which will aid in their success. The whiteboard markers are essential in a thinking classroom model, where students are actively engage in activities, where creative thinking as a team is essential to solve a novel and rich problem.

Our school and parents cannot afford to provide these necessary supplies, including highlighters, tape, and color paper, that my students deserve. I may not be able to control their home lives, but I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO 1884309 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $6.88 40 $275.20
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count • Amazon Business $19.89 8 $159.12
Avery Hi-Liter Pen-Style Highlighters, Smear Safe Ink, Chisel Tip, 6 Assorted Color Highlighters (23565) • Amazon Business $3.74 25 $93.50
AmazonBasics Office Tape - 6-Pack • Amazon Business $8.21 4 $32.84
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, Outrageous Orchid, 500 Sheets (21946) • Amazon Business $16.06 2 $32.12
Wausau AstroBrights Color Laser/Inkjet Paper, 500 Sheets, Pulsar Pink, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $15.15 2 $30.30
AmazonBasics Office Desk Tape Dispenser - 3-Pack • Amazon Business $14.53 2 $29.06
Wausau AstroBrights Color Laser/Inkjet Paper, 500 Sheets, Lift-Off Lemon, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $13.58 2 $27.16
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 GSM, Martian Green, 500 Sheets (21801) • Amazon Business $13.32 2 $26.64
Hammermill Colored Paper, Cherry Printer Paper, 20lb, 8.5x11 Paper, Letter Size, 500 Sheets / 1 Ream, Pastel Paper, Colorful Paper (102210R) • Amazon Business $12.52 2 $25.04
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Hammermill Colored Paper, Lilac Printer Paper, 20lb, 8.5x11 Paper, Letter Size, 500 Sheets / 1 Ream, Pastel Paper, Colorful Paper (102269R) • Amazon Business $8.27 2 $16.54
Hammermill Colored Paper, Turquoise Printer Paper, 20lb, 8.5x11 Paper, Letter Size, 500 Sheets / 1 Ream, Pastel Paper, Colorful Paper (103820R) • Amazon Business $7.89 2 $15.78

Materials cost

$788.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$830.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.49

Total project goal

$976.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$976.59

8 Donors

-$575.78

Donations toward project cost

-$507.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.37

match offer

-$62.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$53.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$317.14

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

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