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Ms. Rudzinski from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Working Hard in First Grade

My students need basic supplies, such as Expo dry erase markers, crayons, erasers, pencil pouches, and clipboards to effectively complete their assignments.

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We are an integrated collaborative teaching (ICT) first-grade class, with a mixture of general and special education students at a high-needs, Title I school in the Bronx. While the majority of students come from low-income homes or from homes with limited parental involvement, they are enthusiastic and come to school every day ready to learn. They see school as a consistent part of their daily lives and love to make me proud.

My first graders are some of the happiest children I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and they inspire me to provide the best education I can for them.

My Project

Flexible seating has proven to be an effective method in our first grade inclusive classroom. Students are given options to work where they feel suits them. However, we are in need of clipboards so students can comfortably and easily work on their assignments. Also, we are requesting pencil pouches, as well as dry erase markers, erasers, and thick pencils, so students can transport their writing materials easily with them as they work. These pouches will keep their writing instruments together and eliminate the need to get up and retrieve them. We also need crayons for each student. The crayons will be used on a daily basis for students to complete activities, as well as work on OT skills. The requested paper will be used to make copies for students as needed throughout the day. For example, if I see a student struggling with a concept, I can make copies of a supplemental assignment for them to review and reinforce until they understand.

Our class is requesting the Level I Book Bin to accommodate our high-level readers; these students need access to books at their appropriate level, and this bin with the accompanying books will do just that.

I don’t want my students to get bored reading the same books over and over. By providing them with books at their level, I can ensure they are being pushed academically and retain their love for learning.

These materials will make a world of difference for my students. They will be thrilled to continue the work they’re doing!

Ms. Rudzinski
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JAM Paper Pencil Cases & Pouches - Mesh Pencil Bag with Zipper - Purple - Sold Individually • Amazon Business $5.75 24 $138.00
AA316 - Level I Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $41.99 1 $41.99
EXPO Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 24 Packs of 24 ct., Classpack • Amazon Business $29.10 1 $29.10
Dixon Ticonderoga Beginners Primary Size #2 Pencils with Erasers, Box of 12, Yellow (13308) • Amazon Business $5.47 4 $21.88
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 3 Ream Case (1,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Mr. Sketch Washable Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 14-Count • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
TOPS Masonite Clipboards, 9 x 13 Inches, Pack of Six (25400) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$304.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.77

Total project goal

$398.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.44

2 Donors

-$342.49

Donations toward project cost

-$338.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$55.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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