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

Does EVERY Student Understand?

My students need Post-its, index cards, and color pens to sketch number lines, graph points, and solve math problems!

  • $218 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students deserve the same opportunities as students in neighboring schools and districts! They have great potential! Many of my students have personal struggles and tragedies to deal with outside the classroom. School is a safe place for them, and the majority of students love being here!

Many of my students cannot afford basic supplies, let alone resources above the basics to enrich their learning experience.

This is why I turn to DonorsChoose to advocate on their behalf! I teach middle school math in a public city school where 98% of my students come from low income homes.

My Project

Whether it's during the first few minutes of class or last few minutes of class, students use post-its and index cards to write down and solve math problems! Students will use the Guest Check books during our unit on percents (tips, taxes, total amount) to simulate dining out experiences!

It is very important for me (the teacher) to be able to quickly assess EACH student's level of understanding.

I collect the post-its (or index cards) and sort them to look for common misconceptions and/or good examples to show the class. I can quickly determine which students need extra help and which students are ready to move on! I then share the feedback with the students so they can see how well they are doing! Students can stick the post-its on their notes for safe-keeping!

The post-its and index cards in this project are either lined or have a grid on them. This is especially important in the units that include number lines, plotting, graphing, and even solving equations. The grid and lines help students write neatly and keep their math work organized step by step! The check books allow students to simulate the experience of dining out in a restaurant, calculating tips, and total amounts!

(This project also includes some small prizes...because who doesn't like a prize for winning a review game?)

Mrs. Weiss
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BAZIC Quad Ruled Index Card, 3 X 5 Inches, White, 100 Count (36 Pack) • Amazon Business $34.02 1 $34.02
Creatiburg Sticky Notes with Lines 3 inches x 3 inches 6 Bright Colors Lined Self-Stick Note Pads, 12 Pads/Pack 100 Sheets/Pad, Easy Post Individually Wrapped and Carton Packaging, 6 Colors Red Pink Green White Yellow Orange • Amazon Business $15.69 2 $31.38
Post-it Notes, 4 in x 4 in, Canary Yellow, Lined, 300 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads/Pack (675-YL-2PK) • Amazon Business $10.88 2 $21.76
Dreampark Emoji Keychains, Mini Emoji Party Favors for Kids [30 Pack] Emoji Plush Keychain Christmas / Birthday Party Supplies 2" Set of 30 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Adams Guest Check Pad, Single Part, White, 3-11/32" x 5-7/16", 100 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (2100-12) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 4 in x 6 in, White with Blue Grid, 6 Pads/Pack (660-SSGRID) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Papermate InkJoy 100 Mini CAP 1.0 mm Medium Tip Capped Ball Pen - Assorted Fun Colours (Pack of 10 Plus 2) • Amazon Business $3.69 3 $11.07
Mini Cube, Puzzle Party Toy(18 Pack), Eco-friendly Material with Vivid Colors,Party favor School Supplies Puzzle Game Set for Boy Girl Kid Child, Magic Cube Goody Bag Filler Birthday Gift Giveaway • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
BIC 4 Color Fashion Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Assorted Ink, 6-Count • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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