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Ms. Lisnich from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Kids' Market Makes Research Fun & Unifying

Help me give my students supplies like table cloths, signs, and clipboards to set up their very own, student-run, Kid Market.

  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a diverse Chicago neighborhood populated with English language learners, attending a public school. 100% of my students qualify for free lunch. A variety of cultures are represented, languages spoken, and ideas shared within my classroom. Through hard work and dedication, my students continue to overcome obstacles, meeting and exceeding grade level expectations.

My inquisitive middle schoolers are growing up in a city brimming with inequities that they need to be able to think about critically and proactively.

Through relevant novel studies and research, we work together to develop the skills needed to meet the state standards and use this knowledge to affect positive change. I take pride in the responsibility my students feel for their own educations.

My Project

Help make research come alive and bring a Kids' Market to our school for the holidays. Research skills are some of the most valuable areas of practice for middle school students heading into high school and beyond. Unfortunately, research has a bad rap as being boring and intimidating. The Kids' Market aims to change that.

Students will practice researching to develop a brand, make a product or service, create a marketing strategy, and follow a finance plan.

But, this research isn't just for their teacher to read.

This research unit helps students direct their passions into their own businesses to share with the school community during our one-day Kids' Market. These materials will allow my students to set up their very own Kids' Market in a professional way that will make them feel proud and capable as well as engaging to the school community. Students will plan the market for our elementary community, sharing their talents and creations with families looking for extra special gifts for the holidays or to enjoy a social evening out.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hipinger 2 Pack Stretch Spandex Table Cover for 6 Ft Rectangle Tables, 72" Length x 30" Width x 30" Height Fitted Tablecloth for Standard Folding Tables (Navy Blue, 6 ft.) • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Eurmax 6Ft Rectangular Fitted Spandex Tablecloths Wedding Party Table Covers Event Stretchable Tablecloth (Jade Green) • Amazon Business $16.45 3 $49.35
Eurmax 6Ft Rectangular Fitted Spandex Tablecloths Wedding Party Table Covers Event Stretchable Tablecloth (Sky Blue) • Amazon Business $15.45 3 $46.35
HAORUI Rectangular Spandex Table Cover (6 ft. Gold) • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Snap 16x20 Wall Single White Mat for 11x14 Picture Frame, 16 inches x 20 inches • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Mini Chalkboard Signs, 5 X 6 Inch Vintage Wooden Tabletop Chalkboard Sign with Base Stand, Set of 12 Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
"Garden Party" 7 feet long- 28 felt balls Adjustable Handmade Felt Ball Garland by Sheep Farm Felt, Multicolored Pom Pom Garland- 1 inch felt balls. • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
ABCCANOPY 30+ Colors Spandex Table Cover 6 ft. Fitted Polyester Tablecloth Stretch Spandex Tablecover-Table Toppers(Light Salmon) • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
AmazonBasics Hardboard Office Clipboard - 12-Pack • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
60 Pieces Colorful Pennant Banner Flags Imitated Burlap Bunting Banner for Party Decoration Multicolor Fabric Triangle Flag Bunting for Party and Festival Hanging Decoration(4.9 x 6.7 Inch) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Crafty Croc 4 White Liquid Chalk Markers, 6mm Reversible Medium Tip • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SIQUK 16 Pieces Zipper Pouch Plastic Mesh Pouch Waterproof Double Layer Zipper File Bags for Pen, Pencil, Documents and Cosmetics, 6 Colors • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

Materials cost

$325.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$360.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.67

Total project goal

$424.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$424.45

1 Donor

-$424.45

Donations toward project cost

-$360.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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