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Mrs. Fairbank from Gautier MS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Pencils, Please!

My students need pencils, spiral notebooks, dry erase markers, and individual whiteboards to solve thousands of math problems, and learn from each and every one.

  • $341 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The fifth grade students at our school work HARD each and every day. We are an upper elementary school in Southern Mississippi. The students come from all walks of life. Many families are low-income, and purchasing school supplies is financially impossible.

Each smiling face that walks through the front door deserves equal access to school supplies.

We demand excellence from the our students, and they rise to the challenge without hesitation. These students work every day to achieve their dreams, some just need a boost to make it a bit easier to reach them.

My Project

Learning math means sitting down with pencil and paper and solving problem after problem after problem after problem. This is tricky when students do not have a pencil or paper to write on.

It is amazing how a math lesson can go from wearisome to wonderful by simply switching that paper and pencil out for a whiteboard and marker.

The whiteboards also show me exactly who is struggling, and how to correct their mistakes.

We are four weeks into school. Our stash of pencils and dry erase markers (along with my wallet) are running low!

We would love your support!

Mrs. Fairbank
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Yellow Pencils, No. 2, Soft, 72/Pk (10434) • Staples Advantage $8.49 10 $84.90
Chenille Kraft Dry Erase Student Boards, Plain White, 9" x 12", 10/St • Staples Advantage $23.99 3 $71.97
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/pk (80001) • Staples Advantage $9.96 5 $49.80
Mead Spiral Notebook 8x10-1/2", Wide Ruling, White, 70 Sheets, Punched • Staples Advantage $0.82 40 $32.80

Materials cost

$239.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$289.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.14

Total project goal

$340.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$340.96

4 Donors

-$340.96

Donations toward project cost

-$289.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.14

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$0.00

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