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Ms. Stockheimer from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wait, Don't Close the Door, We Are Learning!

My students need Pacon construction paper, Crayola black markers, BIC pens, Quaker granola bars, and a door stopper.

  • $406 goal

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My Students

On to year four of teaching! I have learned so much over the past three years, and I cannot wait for another successful school year. This year, I will be teaching 10th and 11th English Language Arts with scholars that are eager to learn. I want to try and make my class as engaging and energetic as I can to make sure my scholars thrive.

Despite how excited my students may be about their education, many of them come to school with little to none of the necessary school supplies needed to be successful.

I work in a Title I school where my students qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program. Even though my students may deal with terrifying real-life circumstances, they still come to school ready to work and ready to be challenged to the next level. My scholars never cease to amaze me with their wit, charm, and amazing ideas!

My Project

We need a door stopper to help prop our classroom door open. I want to make sure my classroom is an inviting place for students and sometimes I need to step away from the door during hall passing times.

I want to provide my students with healthy snacks - like Quaker granola bars to help keep their bellies full and minds fueled while working hard in class.

Have you ever had to work while feeling hungry? This happens all the time for my teenagers.

The candy is for an incentive. Everyone needs a little motivation once in a while. My students enjoy Jolly Ranchers - and it is a small motivation that goes a long way. The Grandma's cookies will be used in weekly raffles. I provide my students with tickets when they are on task and working hard. At the end of the week, we pull names. The students are then able to pick a prize from the prize bag. It is fun and keeps them working when they might need that extra push.

Colored pens are wonderful for grading and in-class demonstrations. I often like to use different colors to help illustrate points. I prefer to grade in colors because it makes my comments visible and reduces the "red pen fear" that some students may have.

We also need file cabinet rails because our file cabinet is not meant for hanging folders. We want to stay organized this year!

Finally, the construction paper and markers are meant for classroom hands-on projects.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Healthy Bar Snack Mix - Sweet and Salty Granola Bar Variety Pack - Nature Valley, Kashi, Quaker - 72 Bar Bundle • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Sparco Hanging File Folder Frames Stainless Steel Letter Size Width and Adjustable Length SPR60529 (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $20.04 2 $40.08
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 144-Count • Amazon Business $7.20 5 $36.00
Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ballpoint Pen, Purple Ink, 1.2mm, Medium, Dozen • Amazon Business $5.90 5 $29.50
Pacon Tru-Ray Assorted Colors Smart Stack Construction Paper, 12 by 18 Inches, Pack of 120 • Amazon Business $13.68 2 $27.36
Pentel Pink BCA Pentel EnerGel Deluxe RTX Retractable Liquid Gel Pen Pack, 0.7mm, Medium Line, Metal Tip, Silver Barrel, Violet Ink, 3 Pack (BL77BP3V-BC) • Amazon Business $7.09 3 $21.27
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Variety Pack, 58 Count, 49.1 Oz • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 60-Count • Amazon Business $3.00 5 $15.00
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $3.70 4 $14.80
Crayola 12 Count Black Original Bulk Markers • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy, Bulk Halloween Candy, 5 Pounds • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Pacon PAC6555 Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
Grandma's Cookies Variety Pack, 30 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Home Premium Rubber Door Stopper - Multi Surface Door Stop Wedge with Heavy Duty Design - Flexible and Non Scratching Door Holder (4 Pack, Brown) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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