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Ms. Patterson from Homewood AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools to Create

My students need to be equipped with the writing tools (composition notebooks, a pencil sharpener, paper, Dry erase markers and erasers) that will help them learn and create.

  • $364 goal

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My Students

I love middle school students! They are full of energy, questions, and creativity. Working with 7th and 8th graders during my student teaching reassured me daily that I am pursing the best career. I haven't met my students for this coming school year yet, but I can't wait to get to know them!

My students have so much to teach me.

They will be the purpose, directing force, and lifeblood of my very first class. Each one of them will bring their unique struggles, gifts, and fun quirks to our team.

My Project

I am a brand new teacher and want to ensure that my students are equipped to make the most of this class. I need your help setting up a successful classroom! A pencil sharpener and dry erase materials will provide for note-taking, collaboration, and learning activities. The tissues and sanitizer will be helpful in keeping everyone healthy and ready to learn. Card stock paper will be used to make the lowliest of items (middle school bathroom passes-scary!), as well as the most astute (literary devices for our wall as we learn).

I want my students to feel that our classroom is a safe place to explore and create, to discover how reading and writing connect to their personal lives.

I believe that a reader/writer's notebook could greatly enhance the students' learning experience. Composition notebooks were not on my students' supplies list, and I think they are the perfect place for a reader/writer's notebook. The composition notebooks will stay in the classroom and give the students a single space to record their thoughts on our reading, their reflections on their daily lives, creative brainstorming, tools they learn from experienced writers, their own essays and poems, and much more. This will allow the students to engage on a personal level with our material and to keep all their paper from being lost. It will also help students learn the value of the writing process, as none of their quick writes will be thrown away. I hope to share with my students that not all writing has to be graded or even edited; sometimes, it can just be there for you - to help you organize your thoughts or express what's important to you.

These classroom supplies will be tools that help my students grow as critical thinkers, readers, and writers!

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 8 $159.92
Jarlink Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-duty Helical Blade to Fast Sharpen, Auto Stop for No.2/Colored Pencils(6-8mm), USB/Battery Operated in School Classroom/Office/Home(USB/AC Adapter Included) • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong Facial Tissues - 56 ct - 8 pk • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
PURELL 9625-04-EC Advanced Hand Sanitizer - Hand Sanitizer Gel, 2L Pump Bottle • Amazon Business $15.91 1 $15.91
Emraw Black & White Marble Style Cover Composition Book with 100 Sheets of Wide Ruled White Paper (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Expo Block Eraser 81505 Dry Erase Whiteboard Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 W x 1 1/4 H - Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
AmazonBasics Dry Erase Liquid Cleaner for Whiteboards - 8.5-Ounce, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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