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Mrs. DeMatteo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 15 donors
  • $0 still needed

We're Off to a Good Start!

My students need the basic supplies to get them started in their 2017-2018 school year journey!

My Students

My classroom is made up of 25+ seven and eight year olds. I am a second grade general education teacher who teaches in a high needs, Title I, school. Our school is new, sixth year in, replacing a school that has phased out (closed).

My students are mostly from shelters or foster homes in the area, which are all riddled with gang violence, drugs and guns.

This creates a very transient population for our school and a hardship on our dedicated staff. Our children have seen and experienced more in their short little lives than most of us could dream of in our worst nightmares.

Despite this, I want to inspire them to be better and do better. The ability to open their eyes and show them that there is more out there in the world is my goal for this school year! "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." ~Henry Adams

My Project

Working in this high needs school, opens my eyes to children who need. Children who need the basic essentials to get them excited about their first day of school, children who NEED to know that they are important and their first day of school is even more important!

If my students know that when they step into my classroom, there is no judgement because they can't afford a pencil or a few marble notebooks, then I know I've made a difference.

I want my second graders to start their year off on the right foot, fully stocked with the essential materials to allow them a successful school year!

When the students arrive in September they will all have pencil cases that are fully stocked with pencils, erasers and a sharpener. During the school year the manipulatives such as the coins, mini-clocks and document reader allow the learning in my classroom to be hands-on and engaging!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seat Sack - One Size Fits All - Fits 12-17 Inch Chairs • Amazon Business $9.74 50 $487.00
Learniture LNT-3046-18NV Active Learning Stool (18" Stool Height), 18" Height, 13" Width, 13" Length, Navy • Amazon Business $52.07 3 $156.21
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils with Erasers, 2HB, SIX Presharpened Boxes of 30, 180 Pencils Total (13830SP) • Amazon Business $41.94 3 $125.82
Storex Book Bins, 11-Inch, Assorted Colors, 6 Bins (70110U06C) • Amazon Business $22.31 5 $111.55
AmazonBasics Compact Manual Pencil Sharpener - 2-Pack • Amazon Business $5.49 20 $109.80
Luna Interactive Projection Camera • Amazon Business $107.60 1 $107.60
Play Money Coin Set Mega Value Pack Contains at least: 60 pennies, 40 each of Nickles, Dimes, Quarters, 8 Half-Dollars, 4 Sacageweas, with InPrimeTime Storage Jar • Amazon Business $9.51 10 $95.10
Creative Teaching Press 10-1/2" x 12-1/2" Storage Bags, Dots on Black (2957) • Amazon Business $9.10 9 $81.90
Sharpie : Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Eight Colors, 8/Set -:- Sold as 2 Packs of - 8 - / - Total of 16 Each • Amazon Business $15.55 5 $77.75
Gear Clock, 4 Inch, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $11.42 5 $57.10
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $26.21 2 $52.42
Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folders - Set of 12 Assorted Colors (Primary Colors) - Sturdy and Water-Proof File Folder for Office and School, Keep Your Files Organized • Amazon Business $19.97 2 $39.94
Rainbow Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $18.24 2 $36.48
Calc-U-Store Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $16.78 2 $33.56
Magnetic Whiteboard Storage Pocket • Amazon Business $8.72 3 $26.16
Magnetic Time Activity Set • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Double-sided Magnetic Money • Amazon Business $20.44 1 $20.44
Assorted Colors Nametag Stickers | Writable Surface - 150 Labels/Pack (5 Colors) - 2" x 3" • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Carson Dellosa Traditional Manuscript: Grades 1-3 Nameplates (124001) (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Giant Magnetic Base Ten • Amazon Business $16.82 1 $16.82
Dixon Ticonderoga No.2 Pencils, Assorted Neon, 10-Pack (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Honey-Can-Do DRY-01411 Plastic Clothespins, 100-Pack • Amazon Business $7.43 2 $14.86
Evelots Folder Holder Organizers, 4-Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Adams 3303-50-0569 People Shaped Magnet Clip, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $11.31 1 $11.31
Learning Resources Super Strong Magnetic Hooks, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Super Strong Magnetic Clips • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25

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