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Ms. S. from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies to Begin Our Pre-K

Help me give my students basic supplies such as Clorox wipes, paper, color pencils, markers, borders and glue to start our year supplied and ready to go!

  • $594 goal

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My Students

I am super excited that I am teaching the full day, four year old, pre-school class this year in a high poverty public school. People sometimes have the perception that we are well-funded because of our location which couldn't be further from the truth! My students are mostly minority and ESL students. They are a very active, affectionate, and funny bunch of kiddos.

My students want to be challenged and are very curious and excited when new items and curriculum are added to the classroom.

I have been teaching for 22 years and I want my students to want to come to school every day. I want materials that will challenge them, as well as provide fun experiences for them on a daily basis. This is my main focus for them as their teacher.

My Project

With another school year coming up on us, we are in need of basic supplies for our classroom. Materials such as these are used by students throughout the school year and in various centers such as art, writing, math and cleaning supplies for overall health in the classroom. Although a grant for basic supplies is not as exciting as other cool projects, it is an essential need to help our year run smoothly.

Students that are in Pre-k go through a large amount of hands on supplies every year when they are provided with a stimulating environment.

I am asking for supplies such as Clorox wipes to sanitize(we eat in our classroom 3 times per day), glue sticks, tape, and paper for art, writing paper and markers for literacy, copy paper for sending family letters, and various other materials. I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my proposal and for supporting Early Childhood Education!

Ms. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Star Wars Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 92 Bright, 20 LB, Case of 10 Reams • $50.99 1 $50.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 75 Wipes/Canister, 3 Canisters/Value Pack (30208) • $12.74 3 $38.22
PENCILS COLORED X-BIG JUMBO JOLLY SET OF 12 • School Specialty $12.28 3 $36.84
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36/Box • $34.99 1 $34.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Permanent Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E501) • $28.89 1 $28.89
Ziploc Storage Bags, Gallon, 38/Box (665016) • $7.22 3 $21.66
PEN SHARPIE FINE BLACK PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $21.29 1 $21.29
MARKER SHARPIE ULTRA FINE COSMIC COLOR SET OF 24 • School Specialty $19.87 1 $19.87
PAPER STORY K-1 SMART START 360 SHEETS • School Specialty $19.87 1 $19.87
PAPER FINGERPAINT 11X16 IN 60 LB WHITE SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $19.59 1 $19.59
Astrobrights Vintage Cardstock Paper, 65 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted Colors, 250/Pack (21003/22003) • $17.84 1 $17.84
Ziploc Storage Bags, Quart, 48/Box (665015) • $5.94 3 $17.82
Duck HD Clear Heavy Duty, Acrylic Packing Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 yds., Clear, 8/Pack (282195) • $17.67 1 $17.67
Quill Brand Card Stock, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 250/Pack • $14.10 1 $14.10
Elmer's Washable School Glue, 1.25oz. • $1.01 12 $12.12
BORDERS MAGNETIC CIRCLE FRENZY • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51
ERASER DRY ERASE MAGENTIC SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.83 10 $8.30
PAPER FINGERPAINT WEE KID SHAPES 7.5X12 IN PACK OF 36 • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09
Intertape Duct Tape, Grey, 2"w x 60 yds • $6.79 1 $6.79
Ziploc Sandwich Bags, 90 Bags/Box (664545) • $3.14 2 $6.28
BORDER TRIM CONFETTI CIRCLES 2.75X35 IN PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.83 2 $5.66
BORDER TRIM CONFETTI ASSORTED 3X35 IN PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.83 2 $5.66
Creative Teaching Press (CTP6808) Chalk It Up! 35'L x 2 3/4"W, Holiday Lights, Scalloped • $5.35 1 $5.35
PAPER BORDER DOTS ON BLACK WAVY • School Specialty $5.10 1 $5.10
Ashley ASH11416, Magnetic Border, Chalk Ladybugs • $4.24 1 $4.24
Paper Mate Liquid Paper Correction Fluid, White (5640115) • $2.12 2 $4.24
BORDER SCALLOPED RAINBOW GLITTER DOTS 3FTX2.25IN PK OF 13 • School Specialty $3.33 1 $3.33
BORDER NATURAL GRASS 3X36 IN SET OF 12 • School Specialty $3.33 1 $3.33
BORDER RETRO STARS • School Specialty $2.83 1 $2.83
BORDER BOLD STROKES RECTANGLES • School Specialty $2.62 1 $2.62

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