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Mrs. Henryk from Trenton NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We've Run Out of the Basics

Help me give my students basic items for the classroom. We have started to run out of pens, dry erase markers, tissues, and ziploc bags for individualized centers.

  • $290 goal

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My Students

My upcoming class will have a variety of needs and I want to provide them with all the options I can to make their 4th grade year the best it can be!

My students are eager to learn and try new things, but they have the odds stacked against them.

I have general education students, special education students, as well as students learning the English Language in my classroom. I am a fourth-grade teacher, in a low-income urban area, in New Jersey, and more than 90% of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

I am privileged to be at the same school for over 20 years. Our school is in an urban area. Many of my students face daily challenges including limited support at home by parents, trauma, and poverty. Despite these challenges, the climate of my classroom is nurturing and sets high expectations for all students.

My Project

My students are blossoming into great students this year. They are so engaged this year, and their supplies are almost gone.

Grab the scissors, grab a dry erase marker, go sharpen your pencil; that's right, we are running out of supplies.

You're generous donations will help my students replenish the basic classroom supplies that are needed. We need scissors, dry erase markers, dry erase board cleaner, pencil grips, an electronic pencil sharpener, pens, thumb tacks, ziploc bags for centers, and tissues.

My students can barely afford what is on their school supply list in September, so asking for new supplies again is going to be a financial hardship for many families.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO 80054 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 15-Piece Set • Amazon Business $19.88 2 $39.76
Teacher Created Resources Math Awards (1926) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Cosmic Color, Limited Edition, 24 Count • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
SMARTRO Pencil Sharpener, Best Heavy Duty Steel Blade, Electric Pencils Sharpener with Auto Stop for Colored Pencils Artists Kids Adults • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
bloom daily planners 2019 Calendar Year Desk or Wall Calendar - 21" x 16" - January 2019 Through December 2019 - Seasonal Designs • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Ziploc Gallon Slider Storage Bags, 96 Count • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Post-it Extreme Notes, Water Resistant, Engineered for Tough Conditions, 12 Pads, Green, Yellow, Mint, Orange • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, 10 Cubes, 52 Tissues per Cube • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
SEDY 16-Piece Magnetic Metal Clip, Magnets Clips, Refrigerator Whiteboard Wall Magnetic Memo Note Clip Metal Clip, Christmas Gift • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Pencil Grip Writing CLAW for Pencils and Utensils, Medium Size, 6 Count Blue/Red (TPG-21206) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens Fine Point 5-Pack Black Ink (31078) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 22-ounce • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors - 3-Pack • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Thumb Tacks 400-count, Colors Plastic Roundness Push Pins Decorative Tacks for Corkboard (White) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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