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Mrs. Carmona from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color the World a Better Place

My students need biography and social studies books; 2 packs of pencils,erasers and glue sticks; and a set of markers, crayons and folders to hold their drawings.

  • $846 goal

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My Students

A typical day in my classroom starts out with greeting my 25 wonderful students. They come in ready and eager to learn. For many of them, English is their second language. My goal is to make learning fun!

They are some of the sweetest and hard-working students I have ever had.

Our school is often underfunded and the little funds they have are used for other things other than art or social studies. Priority is placed on test scores, rather than the growth of the whole person.

My Project

With your help and generosity, I hope to bring the world to my students. I want to increase their knowledge of the past so they can help humanity in the future. With these social studies books, I envision sharing stories of important individuals who have affected how we live today. I want my students to journal and draw about how these stories make them feel. With the art materials (crayons, markers, pencils, and erasers), my class will create thematic murals to display in the hallway.

Your donation will improve my students in every aspect of their learning.

They can use the art supplies to write and draw to express themselves after story time. My goal is to make my students more socially aware by reading the selection of books chosen of important people, places, and things that have affected humanity.

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Mrs. Carmona
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP445X - Social Studies Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
JAM Paper 9" x 12" Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket School Presentation Folder Assorted, 6/Pack • $10.70 10 $107.00
MARKERS 8-COLOR CLASSPACK WASHABLE ASST CYO588200 SET OF 200 • School Specialty $77.62 1 $77.62
GA347 - Very First Biographies Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
CRAYONS 16-COLOR CLASSPACK 3.62IN ASST CYO528016 SET OF 800 • School Specialty $56.79 1 $56.79
PENCIL DIXON NO. 2 SOFT YELLOW PACK OF 144 • School Specialty $14.69 2 $29.38
ERASER PINK PEARL 2X5/8 PACK OF 36 • School Specialty $12.96 2 $25.92
GLUESTICK PURPLE .28OZ P/30 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.03 2 $22.06

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