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

Where Did All the Markers Go?

My students need replacement supplies like folders, markers, paper and glue.

  • $544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders are excited to learn! Each day that I greet them, they are smiling and excited about the new day of learning. Unfortunately, over 80% of our school population lives at or below the poverty level. Working in an inner city can have some challenges.

Although we receive some money for supplies, it's never enough to purchase some of the necessary materials we need to give them hands on, individualized learning experiences.

These eager students deserve to have all of the proper materials they need to learn and grow.

My Project

It's that time of year again... the markers are dry, the folders and nametags are torn, the glue is all used up and the paper bins are low. We need more supplies!

We need to replace many items that have been used up or have not stood up to the test of 8 year olds!

My class uses dry erase markers every day for all subjects. We need more to get through the year. We need to replace many of the folders that we organize our papers in our desks with. We also would like to replace the desk nameplates. We are running low on construction paper and glue sticks. Do they eat the glue sticks? We have laminated many math center games and need more laminating sheets. We need more index cards to make take home reading flashcards. The list goes on and on. Please help us to replenish our materials to finish the year in the best way we can.

Mrs. Stapleton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL119 - Self-Adhesive Nameplate Sleeves - Large • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
GLUE STICK 1.27OZ WHT PK12 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $13.98 3 $41.94
LAMINATING POUCHES-THERMAL LETTER SZ - 3 MIL - 8.9 IN X 11.4 IN - 200 PK • School Specialty $33.43 1 $33.43
PENCIL COLORED 7'' 10-COLORS PACK OF 250 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $30.88 1 $30.88
MARKER DRY ERASE PEN SCHOOL SMART BLACK PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $7.09 4 $28.36
PAPER 8.5X11 ASSTD 5 COLOR SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $16.46 1 $16.46
SCD119026 - Self-Adhesive Traditional Manuscript Nameplates - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
MARKER DRY ERASE EXPO LOW ODOR CHISEL ASST SET OF 12 • School Specialty $12.44 1 $12.44
EMOJI HAPPY BIRTHDAY CROWNS - PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $10.64 1 $10.64
ECONOMY CONSTRUCTION PAPER 9''X 12'' 200/PK ASSORTED • School Specialty $7.87 1 $7.87
FOLDER 2PKT 9X12 GREEN PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.31 1 $7.31
FOLDER 2PKT 9X12 RED PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.31 1 $7.31
FOLDER 2PKT 9X12 YELLOW PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.31 1 $7.31
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 DK BLUE PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09
CONST PPR 18X24 ASST RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $6.88 1 $6.88
PAPER 3/8X3/16X3/8 SW RUL10.5X8 SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $6.45 1 $6.45
PAPER 16# 1/2 SW/RULE 8X10.5 WHT SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $6.24 1 $6.24
PAPER SPELLING SLIPS 4X10.5 3/8/SW SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $3.97 1 $3.97
PAPER SENTENCE STRIP 3X24 WHITE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.25 1 $2.25
PAPERCLIPS SMOOTH 2'' P/100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.83 1 $0.83
INDEX CARDS 3X5 NARROW RULE WHITE PK/100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.55 1 $0.55

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