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

Let's Make 2018/2019 the Best School Year Ever!

My students need paper, pencils, markers, supplies and graph/chart paper to start their year on the right foot!

  • $739 goal

This project expired on December 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This school year has been filled with many changes and exciting lessons. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are tough, but fun years. My students try their hardest despite their academic and behavioral issues. It is my hope to instill in them the knowledge to get them through their last years in elementary school, as well as to prepare them for high school and beyond. I strive to create a warm, safe, and welcoming learning environment where every student feels successful and loved.

I teach in a low-poverty neighborhood in Chicago.

My students are predominately Hispanic and African American. All of them receive special education services for academics and/or behavior. Although they struggle on a daily basis, they are motivated to do well and strive to work to their highest potential. They are hard working and excited to learn. My 6th, 7th and 8th graders deserve the best education, materials, technology, and books that I can get for them. I want their last years in elementary school to be filled with many academic achievements and great memories.

My Project

Summer is winding down and new school year is quickly approaching. I want to provide my students with materials that are necessary to be successful. As I packed up some of our supplies last year, it was clear that we were running low on important materials. It is important that the first day of school be the example for the rest of the year. I want my students to see that I am serious about their education and in turn, it is my hope, that they begin to be serious about theirs.

If I am able to provide them with everything they need on day one, they will feel successful and prepared.

I do not want them to be anxious about not having adequate supplies, and I do not want to be running around trying to scrounge up random materials so that I am able to teach. Having everything ready to go day one will set the tone for a successful school year! Please consider funding this project so that my students understand the importance of education and being prepared to learn!

Ms. Crnjak
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 5 $87.45
Pacon Heavy Duty Anchor Chart Paper, 27" x 34", White, 1" Grid Rule, 25 sheets/pad (PAC3372) • Staples Advantage $37.19 2 $74.38
Crayola Crayons Classpack, 16 Colors, 800/Box • Staples Advantage $60.10 1 $60.10
Staples Stickies Brand Restickable Self-Stick Table Top Easel Pad, 20 Sheets, Unruled, White, 20"H x 23"W • Staples Advantage $10.58 5 $52.90
Staples Power Extreme Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-Duty, Black (21834) • Staples Advantage $41.14 1 $41.14
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 8/pk (80678) • Staples Advantage $13.49 3 $40.47
Creative Shapes Small Incentive Chart Set, 14" x 22" • Staples Advantage $15.49 2 $30.98
Staples Quadrille Graph Pads, 50 Sheets, 4 Squares Per Inch, White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W • Staples Advantage $6.05 5 $30.25
Expo Low Odor Fine Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (86601) • Staples Advantage $5.93 5 $29.65
Sanford Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.26 5 $26.30
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21003 / 22003) • Staples Advantage $12.81 2 $25.62
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra-Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack • Staples Advantage $11.79 2 $23.58
Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm 250 Sheets/Pack (91904/ 92904) • Staples Advantage $11.52 2 $23.04
Sharpie Retractable Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Color Set • Staples Advantage $10.02 2 $20.04
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Value Pack, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $6.45 2 $12.90
Staples Filler Paper, 8" x 10 1/2", Wide Ruled, 3-Hole Punched, 120 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.00 10 $10.00

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