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

Basic Supplies to Step Up to Third Grade Math Successfully

My students need basic classroom supplies such as folders, dry erase markers, dry erase pocket sleeves, clip boards, paper, and Kleenex to help ensure they are set up for success in third grade math and science!

  • $379 goal

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My Students

The third-graders in my class are inquisitive, energetic, and hardworking mathematicians. As a first-year teacher, it's my goal to create an engaging, positive, and organized classroom environment that helps students to thrive.

I teach math and science at a Title I school on the South Side of Chicago, where over 99% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch, therefore resources are often limited.

Our school is considered a safe space for my third graders, and our classroom environment plays a pivotal role in my students’ academic success. When students lack basic needs, there can be negative effects on their academic and social-emotional advances. When students enter our class, they are able to step away from the worries they face in their home life such as homelessness and the effects of poverty.

My scholars persevere through difficult circumstances daily, and I want to provide them every opportunity possible to advance their learning through STEM! I am so lucky to be teaching this amazing group of scholars! By donating to this project, you are providing my students with the essential classroom supplies they need to succeed.

My Project

My students will use these supplies to work daily towards becoming mathematicians, scientists, and engineers!

Providing basic school supplies to my students will truly make a difference in our classroom and help set my scholars up for success in third grade.

The donations received will be used to provide my students with the supplies they use on a daily basis. While basic school supplies may seem small, they add up quickly, and with two classrooms of 30 students, these supplies will benefit many students!

With these supplies, I will be able to welcome my students into the classroom with dry erase markers, folders, dry erase sleeves, dry erase cloths, individual clip boards, construction paper, incentive stickers and a variety of other materials that allow them to begin the school year excited and ready to learn math and science! The dry erase pocket sleeves, markers and erase clothes will be used on a daily basis to practice math. In our classroom we learn using the “I do, We do, You do” gradual release model. When students solve equations using dry erase markers during our lesson I am able to see where their misconceptions are. I will also be able to use the same worksheets for multiple classes! With individual clipboards, students can practice their math and move anywhere in the classroom with their work! The bulletin board calendar will be used to write daily homework and quizzes for organizational purposes. We need kleenex for runny noses during the cold Chicago winters!

By donating to this project, you are providing my students with powerful learning tools that will truly impact their understanding of STEM concepts. All of the supplies will be made available to the scholars in my classroom so that everyone can engage in the learning starting on the first day!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.49 5 $42.45
Black Microfiber Towels by Buff Pro | Professional House-Hold Cleaning Cloths For High Quality Results | large size 16" x 16" (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $13.80 3 $41.40
Pink and Green Boho Watercolor Wall Hanging Decor for Cactus Floral Collection by Sweet Jojo Designs - Set of 3 • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Smead SuperTab File Folder, Oversized 1/3-Cut tab, Letter Size, Poly, 18 per Pack (10515) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
TOPS Masonite Clipboards, 9 x 13 Inches, Pack of Six (25400) • Amazon Business $7.93 2 $15.86
Teacher Created Resources What is Your Mindset? Bulletin Board (TCR8882) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Smead Poly File Folder, 1/3-Cut- Tab Letter Size, Green, 24 per Box (10502) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
24 Blue Push Pin Magnets - Perfect Magnet Set for Maps, Whiteboards, Calendars and Refrigerators • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, Flat Box, 130 Tissues per Flat Box, 8 Packs • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Creative Teaching Press Chalk It Up! Calendar Set Bulletin Board (4728) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Eureka Telling Time Bulletin Board Sets To Practice Basic Time Concepts • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Vkey 500pcs (250 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper, 9-Inches by 12-Inches, 50-Count, Assorted (103031) • Amazon Business $2.85 3 $8.55
Teacher Created Resources Mini Stickers Valu Pack, Smiley Stars (5141) • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

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