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Ms. Hart-Walls from Indianapolis IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools for Success!

Help me give my students the tools they need to be successful in reading class!

  • $601 goal

This project expired on June 10, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at an inner-city high school in Indianapolis, Indiana, where most of my students are faced with challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. Many students are unable to afford the supplies necessary for them to be successful in high school.

"Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life!" -Confucius

Several of our students come from backgrounds where they must have a job to support their families and school is not their main focus. Our school has made great strides in preparing our students for life after high school, and we want to continue that success as we continue this school year.

My Project

I have selected basic school supplies my students need to be successful. Many of my students do not have a pencil or other classroom supplies when they walk through my door and even more lack of motivation to be at school.

Each day, I hand out many classroom supplies to my students who need them not only for my class, but throughout the rest of the day as well.

The paper is necessary because we use a lot of it when taking notes and showing work. Most students do not have the resources for notebooks and pencils. The colored paper allows my students to better organize their papers as they take 8 classes and white paper can easily be lost or mixed up with their other classwork.

Highlighters and pens help students mark up the text more effectively and increase their reading comprehension. As a reward, I like to print certificates and frame them for students to keep as a record of their achievement. This is a great motivator for many of them.

Ms. Hart-Walls
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 2500/Carton (20587) • Staples Advantage $36.19 5 $180.95
Swingline Optima Grip Electric Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Silver (48207) • Staples Advantage $54.99 1 $54.99
X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (1670) • Staples Advantage $46.99 1 $46.99
Staples Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Yellow, 500/Ream (25204) • Staples Advantage $18.49 2 $36.98
Scotch Magic Tape, Standard Width, Engineered for Office and Home Use, 3/4" x 27.77 yds., Boxed, 12 Rolls (810K12) • Staples Advantage $26.89 1 $26.89
BIC Brite Liner Stick Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted, 24/Pack (BL241AST) • Staples Advantage $7.07 3 $21.21
Staples 3-Tab File Folders, Letter, Assorted Position, Manila, 250/Box • Staples Advantage $21.09 1 $21.09
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609-BLK) • Staples Advantage $6.49 2 $12.98
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Lilac, 500/Ream (14782) • Staples Advantage $6.14 2 $12.28
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Salmon, 500/Ream (14783) • Staples Advantage $6.14 2 $12.28
Elmer's Glue Sticks, All-Purpose, 30/Pack • Staples Advantage $10.77 1 $10.77
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Green, 500/Ream (14781) • Staples Advantage $5.31 2 $10.62
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Blue, 500/Ream (14786) • Staples Advantage $5.31 2 $10.62
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Pink, 500/Ream (14779) • Staples Advantage $5.31 2 $10.62
Staples Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 24/Pack (29046) • Staples Advantage $4.29 1 $4.29

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