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Pasco teacher surprised with school supplies

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PASCO, Wash.--  A Pasco middle school teacher got a huge surprise Tuesday.  8th grade teacher at Stevens Middle School, Deanna Moore, got $1,800 dollars worth of school supplies for her classroom. 

Moore, who teaches science and AVID, was nominated to get the gift as part of Office Max's "A Day Made Better."  It's a program that gives supplies to teachers, who usually have to spend their own money for extra items in the classroom.

Moore got a huge box full of items, including crayons, folders, and a printer.  She says her favorite "As silly as it is, a stapler!"  She says, "The first thing they showed me is a digital camera.  I do a lot of documentary of what my students do with their science lessons, so I'm thrilled to have that."

Moore says she typically spends about $1.00 per student every year just for the basics.  These new supplies will help her teach students more effectively. 

1,100 teachers nationwide got similar surprises from Office Max today.  At 10:00 a.m., teams from the store walked into classrooms all across the country to help out a deserving teacher.