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Mrs. Gilchrist from Charlotte NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Just Wanna Do Our Work

My students need index cards, copy paper, pencil sharpeners, folders, pencils, ultraviolet beads and flash drives, as well as motivational supplies.

  • $823 goal

This project expired on October 10, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to be creative and loves to get tokens for great work. "If you wanna be somebody, and you wanna go somewhere, you better wait up and pay attention" is a quote from Sister Act 2 that I recite to my students every year. They love to hear the quote, and they try do the right things.

I teach seventh grade Integrated Science that includes atmosphere, human biology, cells and heredity, and motion and forces.

I teach at a very high-need, Title One school in North Carolina. Many of my students want to learn, but they have many different obstacles that they face on a daily basis. Many of my students come from homes where finances are very low or parent participation in not at its highest. Class supplies, or hearing how great they are should not be obstacles that a child faces when it comes to learning.

My Project

Students do better when they get tangible incentives for doing good. Students are supposed to always do their best, but sometimes students do better when they know they are appreciated for all the greatness that they give. My students are motivated by praise and love to be creative in their learning process. The resources that I am requesting will help my students do better academically and be motivated at the same time. The items that I am requesting will help students with learning how the atmosphere is the basis for living, by using ultraviolet beads as a way of show how the sun provides energy and light. I am also requesting paper, folders, index cards, and other motivational items to show my students that I am proud of the learning process that they contribute each day. Many of my students do not get a lot of support from home to purchase school supplies or to boost academic self-esteem, so we have to build that self-esteem at school. I want them to know they are appreciated.

Your donation will brighten the lives of many students at my school.

Just to see the smile on their face to receive a pencil stating' "You Can," or "I caught you doing good," will make a student want to stride for greatness. Using hand-on learning with simple items such as ultraviolet beads will make a students smile and want to move forward to the next lesson objective. Your donation will make a great impact on student academic and behavioral achievement.

Mrs. Gilchrist
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 141 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3"X5" RULED INDEX CARD -- Oxford Index Cards; 3x5", Ruled, Assorted Colors • Quill $2.06 15 $30.90
QUILL 1/3 CUT INTERIOR FOLDERS,LETTER SIZE,ASSORTED -- Quill Brand Recycled 1/3-cut Interior Folders; Letter-Size, Assorted Color • Quill $20.69 2 $41.38
QUILL 1/3 CUT INTERIOR FOLDERS,LETTER SIZE,MANILA -- Quill Brand Recycled 1/3-cut Interior Folders; Letter-Size, Manila • Quill $17.81 2 $35.62
Solar Energy Beads pack/1000 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $29.45 1 $29.45
JUMBO PACK STICKERS, PRAISE WORD -- Trend Stinky Stickers Jumbo Pack; Praise Words • Quill $10.61 2 $21.22
MOTIVATIONAL STICKERS -- Smilemakers Stickers; Motivational • Quill $6.29 2 $12.58
FLASH DRIVE, IMATION, USB FLASH DRIVE - SWIVEL,8 GB -- Imation USB 2.0 Flash Drives; Swivel, 8GB • Quill $25.19 2 $50.38
ATTITUDE IS A LITTLE THING THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE! BANNER----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $8.11 2 $16.22
TODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW! BANNER----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $8.11 2 $16.22
YOU LL ALWAYS MISS 100 % OF THE SHOTS YOU DON T TAKE BANNER----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $6.87 2 $13.74
KIDS AT WORK BORDER----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $4.46 1 $4.46
SCIENCE CHART PACK 5/PK 17 X 22 GR. 4-8----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $11.25 1 $11.25
POSTER SET PHYSICAL SCIENCE GR. 4-9----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $9.92 1 $9.92
SUPERSHAPES SPARKLE VARIETY COLORFUL STARS 1300/PK ----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $8.74 1 $8.74
CAUGHT DOING GOOD REWARD PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $2.93 20 $58.60
YOU CAN! REWARD PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.18 10 $31.80
EXCELLENT WORK! REWARD PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $2.86 10 $28.60
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AWARDS 30/PK 5 X 8----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.75 4 $15.00
YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB REWARD PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.41 10 $34.10
ELECTRIC POWERHOUSE PENCIL SHARPNER -- Boston Powerhouse Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener; 1799 • Quill $26.09 2 $52.18
HAMMERMILL COLOR COPY PAPER 8-1/2"X11" -- HammerMill Color Copy and Laser Paper; 8-1/2x11", 5-Ream Case • Quill $75.23 1 $75.23

Materials cost

$597.59

Vendor shipping charges

$33.49

State sales tax

$25.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$674.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.05

Total project goal

$822.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$822.48

0 Donors

-$0.00

Donations toward project cost

-$0.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$822.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$674.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.04

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$0.00

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