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Ms. Liss from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From Jurassic Journals to Journal Jewels

The cost of 2 boxes of clear sheet protectors, 1 pack of glossy photo paper, 10 reams of white copy paper, and 40 black Wilson Jones binders from Office Depot,and a Crayon Classpack and 10 sets of Crayola large markers from Quill Corporation is $305, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $319 goal

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As an Early Childhood Special Education teacher it is important to me that my students feel successful in all that they do on a daily basis. Many of my students face obstacles to their learning such as developmental delays, poverty, and language barriers. Luckily, this does not stop them from putting 110% effort into everything that they do. As children enter our classroom in the morning, the first activity they do is daily journaling. At the beginning of the year, many children only “scribble scrabbled” in their journal. For many children, this was their first time using various writing utensils such as crayons, pens, and pencils. As the children became more comfortable with the writing process their drawings began to progress. This has been such an exciting process to watch! Many of the children have progressed over the year from simple “scribble” to complex drawings of daily events in their lives. Many are now able to write their whole names, dictate a simple story and write simple words in their journal! This is quite a big deal for Pre-K students especially since every child in our classroom is considered “At-Risk” or an “Early Childhood Special Education” student by Chicago Public Schools! I would love to be able to continue the Journaling process next year and make it more exciting for the students! I envision every child (we are anticipating 40) having a journal. On the Front cover, I'd like to label every journal with the child's picture and name. This will help the child to begin to recognize their name in print. In addition, I am requesting loads of paper and brand new crayons. With journaling happening on a daily basis we are constantly refilling the journals and running low on crayons. Thank you so much for your consideration. With the help of protective binders, our journals will not be “Jurassic Journals” made from paper but will be "Journal Jewels" that will last children the entire year of school!

Ms. Liss
Grades PreK-2
  • Gladstone Fine Arts School
  • Chicago, IL
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAYON CLASSPACK 16/COLOR -- Crayola Crayons Classpack ; Regular Size; 16 Colors • Quill Corporation $49.49 1 $49.49
Office Depot(R) White Copy Paper, 3-Hole Punched, 8 1/2quot x 11quot Letter Size, 20 Lb, 84 Brightness, 10 Reams • Office Depot Inc. $32.39 1 $32.39
Office Depot(R) Multi-Project Photo Papers, Glossy, 8 Mil, 8 1/2quot x 11quot, Pack Of 200 • Office Depot Inc. $26.88 1 $26.88
Acco-Wilson Jones(R) Top-Loading Nonstick Clear Sheet Protectors, Heavyweight, Nonglare, Box Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $7.18 2 $14.36
Wilson Jones(R) Standard Round Ring View Binder, 1quot Ring, Black • Office Depot Inc. $1.87 40 $74.80
CRAYOLA CRAYONS 8 COUNT LARGE SIZE ASSORTED COLORS -- Crayola Specialty Crayons; Large Size • Quill Corporation $1.79 10 $17.90

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