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Ms. Amenta from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Tools for Success

My students need basic school supplies such as notebooks and folders and seat sacks in order to have a successful school year!

  • $486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The 60 third graders in my class are tenacious, energetic, silly, and are eager to learn. My students are wonderful scholars who work hard every day to harness the power of reading. Third grade is a pivotal year in my student's education. Prior to third grade students are just learning how to read. This year will be the first time my students begin to read to learn!

What truly makes my students special is their perseverance and grit, as they come to school every day with open hearts and open minds.

As my students embark on their learning journey this year, they will need basic school supplies to ensure their success. School supplies can go a long way in our classroom to ensure students have the materials they need to learn, grow, and develop.

My Project

I teach English language arts and social studies at a Title 1 public school on the South Side of a large city in Illinois. Resources are often limited, and many of my students do not have notebooks, pencils, and other basic school supplies readily available to them. My project goal is provide my students with school supplies, so that students only have bring their themselves and a positive attitude to my class!

The donations received will be used to provide my students with school supplies that they will use on a daily basis.

While school supplies may seem small, the cost adds up quickly for two classrooms of 25-30 students. The donations go along way in ensuring students have all the tools they need to learn!

With these supplies I will be able to welcome my students into the classroom with notebooks, folders, and seat sacks. We will be using the notebooks to practice writing. With their own composition notebook, students will be able to track their writing progress throughout the year. The folders will be used to keep classwork and homework organized and in one place. Seat sacks provide the second class of scholars with a place to hold their notebooks, folders, and silent reading books. It can be a bit overwhelming to be third grader sharing a desk with another student. Seat sacks ensure that every student has their own special place in the classroom that is just for them!

These supplies truly impact my students' education. Providing basic school supplies for every student, ensures that every child is able to engage in learning. By donating to my project, you are providing my students with learning tools that help us have a successful school year!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ110X - Regular At-Your-Seat Storage Sack - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.60 3 $238.80
Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" • Quill.com $1.27 60 $76.20
Staples Twin-Pocket Portfolios, Dark Blue, 10/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.59 6 $33.54
PP268BU - Classroom Supply Caddy - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 6 $28.74

Materials cost

$377.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$412.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.87

Total project goal

$485.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$485.81

8 Donors

-$399.34

Donations toward project cost

-$349.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.15

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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