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Ms. Smith from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students washable markers, dry erase markers, chart paper, flair pens, sentence strips, and other basic school supplies to use for literacy, science, and math instruction in the classroom.

  • $732 goal

This project expired on February 15, 2020.

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My Students

My students are five soon to be six-year-olds who love learning. They are eager to learn. They love to play. They love reading books, participating in dramatic play, using technology and outdoor activities to help them learn and grow.

My students love school.

For many of them, it's where they come to feel safe, feel love, build relationships, and to learn. Part of my responsibility is to provide a nurturing and rich environment that allows them to grow, inquire, learn, and question the world around them. At the same time, provide them with love and push them to be the best they can be. They often rise to meet and exceed my expectations when the right materials and tools are at their fingertips. Oh, the places they can go!

My Project

There’s no doubt that kids can perform at their best when they have the right tools and resources. The basic school supplies in this project will help my students show and share what they know and learn in class. The paper and markers will help to engage my students that love to express themselves through art and writing. The ink and copy paper will allow my students that are tech savvy to create projects on the computer or iPad. Then print them out to share with an audience. Our science and social studies can come to life when students meet in small groups to use chart paper and sentence strips during presentations about Family, Animals, Space, and Community.

Ms. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - 952 Combo Pack Standard Capacity - Black/Yellow/Cyan/Magenta Ink Cartridges • Best Buy Education $92.69 1 $92.69
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25" x 30", Yellow Paper with Lines, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads/Pack (561) • Staples Advantage $81.89 1 $81.89
Staples Dry-Erase Learning Board, 8.9" x 11.8" (44951) • Staples Advantage $2.49 25 $62.25
Geographics Gold Foil Border Certificate Holder, Letter, 8.50" x 11" Sheet Size, Linen, Blue, Gold, Recycled, 5 / Pack • Staples Advantage $14.99 3 $44.97
Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Purple Ink, 12/Pack (8450152) • Staples Advantage $21.59 2 $43.18
HP - 61 2-Pack Ink Cartridges - Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow • Best Buy Education $42.73 1 $42.73
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Tip, Black Ink, 36/Bx (1921062) • Staples Advantage $41.19 1 $41.19
TRU RED 8.5" x 11" Printer Paper, 20 lbs., 92 Brightness, 500/Ream, 10 Reams/Carton (TR56958) • Staples Advantage $40.73 1 $40.73
Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 12/Pack (8430152) • Staples Advantage $18.89 2 $37.78
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, Broad, Assorted Colors, 10/Pack (58-7851) • Staples Advantage $6.89 4 $27.56
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Marker, Fine Tip, Ink, 6/Pack (1829201) • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packing Tape with Dispenser, 1.88"W x 22 yds., Clear, 6 Rolls (142-6) • Staples Advantage $15.59 1 $15.59
Sharpie Permanent Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, Dozen (30075PP) • Staples Advantage $7.57 2 $15.14
Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips (1733) • Staples Advantage $9.75 1 $9.75
Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) • Staples Advantage $2.61 2 $5.22
Pacon Sentence Strips, Manila • Staples Advantage $4.19 1 $4.19

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