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

Launching the Artist in Me through Rocketbook!

Help me give my students ball chairs, Rocketbooks, flipside dry erase boards, and art supplies to launch the individual talents of artists and writers in our classroom.

  • $992 goal

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My Students

My students are hard-working, caring, and kind to one another which makes me proud to be their teacher! I teach in a high poverty school in Chicago. My students love exploring the world around them! They are builders, authors, creators, artists, scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs!

When given a challenge, my students dominate the competition!

They are a determined group of learners that rely on their creativity, teamwork skills, and hard work to maximize all learning opportunities!

Many of my students come from families that speak multiple languages and for almost half my class English is their second language. My diverse group of learners is what makes our classroom so special because we get to learn so much from one another by celebrating and sharing our differences!

My Project

At times, a broken pencil in our classroom represents the frustration my students have for writing. Words can be unclear and too difficult to understand. However, creating storyboards can help to make the literature we read along with my students' own stories come to life! Let's face it, sometimes our stories from our basal reader are disengaging and I want to grab the attention of my students in making the stories fly off the page and into their minds in a clear and visual way.

My students have many talents and as their teacher, it is important that they are given opportunities to shine daily in our classroom.

Help me give my students Rocketbooks and retractable erasable pens so they can draw, write, and explore making their notes digital so they can keep all their work in an electronic portfolio. My students need "artist" ball chairs so they can be comfortable during the writing process, along with feeling "special" in the artist chair while presenting their storyboards to the class.

Additionally, my students also need oil pastels, finger puppets, flipside dry erase boards, dry erase markers, and color paper so that can explore and recreate the story scenes from our text.

Lastly, my students need artist's adhesive mount spray and tape so they can hang their storyboards and creations they make to help with their reading comprehension and let their artistry shine through!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LuxFit Exercise Ball Chair, Black • Amazon Business $69.95 3 $209.85
Rocketbook Everlast Smart Reusable Notebook, Letter Size, Atomic Red, 8.5" x 11" (EVR-L-K-CBG) • Amazon Business $33.03 5 $165.15
Flipside Dry Erase Base Ten Grid Boards, Class Pack Of 12 • $54.39 2 $108.78
Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens Fine Point (.7) Assorted Color Inks 7-pk; Make Mistakes Disappear, No Need For White Out with America’s #1 Selling Pen Brand • Amazon Business $10.91 5 $54.55
3M Spray Mount Artist's Adhesive, One 10.25 Ounce Can (MMM6065) • Amazon Business $13.63 4 $54.52
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $13.43 4 $53.72
Chris-Wang 8 Pack Reversible Round & Chisel Tips Liquid Chalk Markers, Eraseable, Child Friendly, Use On Windows/Mirrors/LED Writing Board/Whiteboard/Chalkboard Labels, Top Entertainment For Kids • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 432 Piece Classroom Size Pack (PHN-12CP) • Amazon Business $35.15 1 $35.15
Rocketbook Color; Reusable, cloud-connected coloring notebook • Amazon Business $21.43 1 $21.43
The Crayons: A Set of Books and Finger Puppets • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Carson Dellosa Key Education Write-On/Wipe-Off: 52 Blank Puzzle Pieces Manipulative (846039) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 1.88 inches x 800 inches, 6 Rolls with Dispenser, 1.5 inch Core (142-6) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45

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