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Ms. Mares from Fort Atkinson WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Without Distractions

My students need basic writing supplies like markers, pens, snacks and notebooks!

  • $196 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students need to feel like they are a part of something and they learn better when they actually are. The students I work with on a daily basis are accepting, determined and kind individuals. They are interested in learning whatever you throw their way and they want to grow as people.

"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world!" -Nelson Mandela

My students are a great example of what change looks like. They strive to be different and improve every day. I admire this in them. They have the utmost respect for anyone as long as they are given it too.

My Project

My students are in need of materials that we are running low on to help us continue our amazing work. Not only in our writing and reading, but also in our day to day activities. I teach English as Second Language, and students are not required to buy classroom supplies for my room at the beginning of the year. Because of this, I am left to purchase them or ask parents to spend even more. I am hoping that you will help me in making sure that my students have what they need.

We use these items every day in small groups and on an individual basis to accelerate as learners.

In addition to the writing materials, I am requesting a box of snacks that my students can have available to them. Many times, my students don't have snack from home or they get hungry at an odd time. They know that I have snacks ready to go for them, but we are running low on those as well. I don't want to take that resource away from them, so I am hoping that the caring donors of DonorsChoose will look our way!

Ms. Mares
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (73389) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Planters Trail Mix, Nuts & Chocolate, 2 Ounce Bags (Pack of 72) • Amazon Business $38.65 1 $38.65
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Vibrant Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $10.31 2 $20.62
Mead Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (73389) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.46 2 $14.92

Materials cost

$134.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.32

Total project goal

$195.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$195.49

2 Donors

-$191.08

Donations toward project cost

-$166.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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