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Mrs. Rios-Travers from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We are Creative! We are Learning! We are Prepared!

My students need everyday essentials such as glue sticks, scissors, and highlighters as they work on their annotating, writing, and class projects.

  • $213 goal

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My Students

Students start the day by reciting the five school values, which drive student and teacher motivation. One of those values states,"We believe that each of us can learn and that in school we grow to become all that we can be." Another value of the utmost importance is, "We believe that going to school is the most important thing we could do right now."

Essential school supplies are at the core of our daily classroom routine and, quite often, several students cannot afford to bring their own supplies.

That's where having a class set of supplies is much needed. As I look forward into the next school year, I want to provide a classroom environment filled with supplies at their fingertips.

My Project

In 6th grade students are exposed to an abundance of informational text, as they are starting to prepare for high school. These texts are high level, complex and filled with vocabulary, diverse text structure, and students must incorporate their prior knowledge when encountering the challenging texts.

We need pencils, scissors, highlighters and dry erase markers.

Students will use these resources as theyread texts within our Language Arts curriculum. Annotating involves interacting with text and color coding when encountering new ideas, making predictions, or questioning as students read. Annotating has been proven to improve concentration as students reread a text to comprehend a text's key ideas or concepts.It also helps we we interpret the author's use of connotative and figurative language within a writing piece.

Mrs. Rios-Travers
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SCISSORS KIDS 5 INCH BLUNT PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $44.65 1 $44.65
PENCIL TICONDEROGA #2 PACK OF 96 • School Specialty $14.04 3 $42.12
MARKER DRY ERASE EXPO LOW ODOR CHISEL ASST SET OF 16 • School Specialty $23.64 1 $23.64
HIGHLIGHTER ORANGE TANK SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $5.60 1 $5.60
HIGHLIGHTER GREEN TANK SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $5.60 1 $5.60

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