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Ms. Wondra from Bonduel WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students the most basic school supplies necessary for me to print, laminate, and develop engaging, colorful, long-lasting classroom guidance lessons.

  • $426 goal

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My Students

My school is part of a very rural community, where nearly half of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. The students (and their families!) are wonderful and are consistently caring, friendly, and eager to learn.

Like several school districts nationwide, school funding - and classroom budgets - have decreased.

This has impacted the number of materials I have been able to purchase for classroom guidance lessons, small group lessons on specific topics, and individual student support for areas such as divorce, controlling emotions, and more.

This project will provide the most basic supplies needed to be able to continue to offer engaging projects that are intertwined with my classroom guidance lessons for all students in my school, grades 4K-6th.

My Project

As an elementary school counselor, I work hard and diligently to provide engaging classroom guidance lessons for all of my students, from 4K through 6th grade. Many of these lessons include some of the most basic office supplies possible, including paper clips, laminating film, tape, and colored construction paper.

Due to continued budget cuts, basic office supplies are not available for me to create engaging, hands-on lessons that help students create projects while learning about important topics such as resiliency, career exploration, friendship skills, feelings, anger management, kindness, and more.

This project provides some of the necessary, basic office supplies to make up for the funding that is no longer available at my school.

As examples, I have 4K students make construction paper projects after reading the book "The Bad Seed." Last fall, I had the students cut out leaves and write down strategies to handle their anger, using the theme "Frustrated? Try the Fall-owing". Their responses were so good that I ended up making a bulletin board with them.

I have found through experience that when I have students create projects that are strongly related to the lessons I am teaching, they are more engaged and much more likely to share their creations with their families at home, which in turn increases conversations about what they are learning in school. Support for this project will help me with the office supplies I need to continue to do "crafty counseling."

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LAMINATING FILM 1.5ML 25INX500FT 2.25IN CORE SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $46.85 2 $93.70
TAPE SCOTCH 810 MAGIC 0.75 IN X 1000 IN PACK OF 18 • School Specialty $41.74 1 $41.74
CONST PPR 12X18 WHITE SUNWORKS PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $2.69 10 $26.90
CUP PAPER PLEATED 3.5OZ WHITE SCC4502050 PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $6.88 3 $20.64
PAPERCLIPS SCHOOL SMART NON-SKID 1.25 IN PACK OF 1000 • School Specialty $4.81 3 $14.43
CONST PPR 12X18 PINK SUNWORKS PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $2.69 5 $13.45
CONST PPR 12X18 HOLIDAY RED SUNWORKS PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $2.69 5 $13.45
CONST PPR 12X18 SKY BLUE SUNWORKS PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $2.69 5 $13.45
CONST PPR 12X18 VIOLET SUNWORKS PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $2.69 5 $13.45
CONST PPR 12X18 YELLOW SUNWORKS PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $2.69 5 $13.45
CONST PPR 12X18 BLUE SUNWORKS PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $4.96 2 $9.92
CLIP BINDER MED 1 1/4'' BLACK PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.83 10 $8.30
PAPERCLIPS SCHOOL SMART NON-SKID 2 IN PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $1.47 5 $7.35
TAPE - MASK - 1''X60YD - BSN16461 • School Specialty $1.77 4 $7.08

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