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Ms. Martin from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Supplication for Supplies: An Alphabetical Appeal

The cost of all sorts and manner of classroom supplies, including tape, highlighters, glue sticks, crayons, modeling clay and much more is $598, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $613 goal

This project expired on October 17, 2007.

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Attention, ladies and gentlemen! I have a simple request to make. The further expansion of my students' creativity is at stake. Boys and girls, ages 9 and 10, desperately need paper, pencils and sticks of glue. Change their fates forever, or at least, for a month or two. Dollars and cents are for what I plead to make daily work more successful. Each and every one who reads this can help keep our supply closet full. Flowers, hand-made, go really well with a story about a garden in the community. Paper fish in green, yellow, or blue are perfect when we explore the sea. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, that's what Lady Liberty said. How about limitless supplies, I say, to keep my students' brains well fed. Inside the heads of my 28 students are ideas that grow and grow. Just giving them clay, stencils or paint will help them better show me what they know. Kids, like mine, have so much to offer, considering the richness of their cultures alone. Laos, Mexico and Nicaragua are where some of them call home. Opening their minds and expanding their knowledge base is my school-year plan. Please hear my plea for products, question it not. Respond with a. . .Si, Ja, or Oui or a good old, "Yes, Ma'am!" Tell me that you'll come to our rescue and help us because you can. Understand that you'll be doing a great deed by lending a helping hand. Victory will come to this room Whistles and bells will sound. Xavier and others will surely improve and even reluctant Roy will come around. "Yes, I'll support you!" is what I want to hear when this supplication is done. Zzzz are what you'll hear if you fund my appeal, no more restless nights wondering from whence more supply money will come. I teach 4th grade at William G. Hibbard Elementary School, located on Chicago's northwest side, which serves a 96% low-income population with a 25% mobility rate. There are over 1,000 students enrolled in grades Pre-K through 6. Over 72% of the student body is Latino with 36.4% of the entire school being English Language Learners. Students at Hibbard represent countries from all over the world, including Assyria, Bosnia, Laos, Mexico, Somalia, the Sudan and Vietnam. Thank you for considering my proposal.

Ms. Martin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
3M Scotch(R) Magic(TM) 810 Refill Tape, 3/4quot x 1,000quot, Pack Of 10 • Office Depot Inc. $17.99 1 $17.99
Sanford(R) Major Accent(R) Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 6 • Office Depot Inc. $3.32 5 $16.60
Office Depot(R) Wood Pencils, 2 Medium Soft Lead, Pack Of 72 • Office Depot Inc. $3.23 1 $3.23
Office Depot(R) Acrylic Ruler For Binders, 12quot, Assorted Colors • Office Depot Inc. $0.53 28 $14.84
SuperSpots Stickers, Seasons, Pack Of 2,500 • Office Depot Inc. $6.99 1 $6.99
3M Post-it(R) Page Markers, 1/2quot x 1 3/4quot, Assorted Fluorescent Colors, 100 Flags Per Pad, Pack Of 5 Pads • Office Depot Inc. $4.40 5 $22.00
Riverside Paper Tru-Ray(R) Construction Paper, 9quot x 12quot, Purple, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $1.79 3 $5.37
Riverside Paper Groundwood Construction Paper, 9quot x 12quot, Green, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $1.29 3 $3.87
Riverside Paper Tru-Ray(R) Construction Paper, 12quot x 18quot, Blue, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $3.49 2 $6.98
Riverside Paper Tru-Ray(R) Construction Paper, 12quot x 18quot, Black, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $3.49 2 $6.98
Riverside Paper Tru-Ray(R) Construction Paper, 9quot x 12quot, White, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $1.79 3 $5.37
Binney amp Smith Crayola(R) Colored Pencils, Set Of 12 Colors • Office Depot Inc. $2.79 5 $13.95
Office Depot(R) Brand White Copy Paper, 20 Lb, 104 Brightness, 8 1/2quot x 11quot, Case Of 10 Reams • Office Depot Inc. $27.99 1 $27.99
Flat Storage Tray -- Yellow • Childcraft, Inc. $4.50 4 $18.00
Magic Nuudles • Childcraft, Inc. $7.95 1 $7.95
Stay Soft Modeling Clay -- 5 Colors • Childcraft, Inc. $13.39 3 $40.17
Pattern Rolling Pins -- Set of 4 • Childcraft, Inc. $9.99 6 $59.94
16-Color Standard Crayola Crayons -- 12 Boxes • Childcraft, Inc. $19.99 3 $59.97
300 Pom-Poms • Childcraft, Inc. $6.50 1 $6.50
Elmer's Glue Stick -- 12 Pack -- .77 oz. * • Childcraft, Inc. $14.99 3 $44.97
Jumbo Craft Sticks -- 500 Pieces • Childcraft, Inc. $6.95 1 $6.95
Pacon Sequins amp Spangles, 4 Oz, Pack Of 2000 • Office Depot Inc. $4.49 1 $4.49
Snipperz Scissors -- Set of 12 • Childcraft, Inc. $14.99 2 $29.98

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