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

What do Middle Schoolers Need to be Successful?

My students need folders, pencils, calculators, and supply pouches to have a successful start in middle school.

  • $1,642 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and serves a diverse population of learners. Our students come from different socioeconomic classes and backgrounds. We serve both general education and special needs students.

Our school encourages respect for all learners and understanding of reaching individual learning goals.

To help all of my students to succeed and be college ready, I want to provide them with all the resources possible to make learning accessible and fun. We, both the teacher and students, feel good to be able to complete projects and activities with the proper materials needed.

My Project

It makes a big difference when students come to school prepared with the needed supplies to learn. However, not every family has the ability to purchase everything that is listed on the supplies list. Many of our students come from families are struggling financially and therefore are often not able to afford to buy simple supplies like calculators, folders and enough pencils to last the whole school year.

The intention of this project is to get all the basic and essential supplies students need so everyone can start the school year ready to learn.

The folders are needed so everyone has a proper place to store their handouts, sorted by subject. The pencil cases are needed to ensure students have all their supplies stored in one place. The calculators are needed to ensure every student has the same tool in math class. Your donation will make the new school year a success!

Ms. Li
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments TI-34 MultiView Scientific Calculator • $19.20 25 $480.00
JAM Paper Plastic Heavy Duty Two Pocket Folders, Blue, 108/pack (383HBUB) • $200.59 2 $401.18
JAM Paper Plastic Heavy Duty 3 Hole Punched 2 Pocket School Folders, Green, 108/pack (383HHPGRA) • $216.74 1 $216.74
CLI Carrying Case (Pouch) for Pencils Assorted, 24/Carton • $42.82 3 $128.46
BIC Mechanical Pencils, .7mm Lead, Assorted, 24/Pack (MPLP241-BLK) • $7.47 10 $74.70
Paper Mate Mates Mechanical Pencil, 1.3 mm Lead, Colored Barrels, 8/pk (1862168) • $4.41 10 $44.10

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