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

Let's Read: Materials to Help Us Get There!

My students need books to help them see the world through reading, and headphones to help them use technology to do this, too! My students also need some basic fun class supplies.

  • $443 goal

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My Students

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The 3rd graders in our classroom are an amazing group of kids.

They are kind, generous, and eager to learn everything that they can! These students attend a Chicago Public School on the west side of the city, and everyday make the most of what they have. They are inventive, creative, and always ready to work together to learn. Together, we can give them learning tools that every kid deserves!

My Project

The headphones will help the students with their listening skills, as well as their technology skills. They have books online available for the students to hear, but 30 computers reading aloud at once can be very loud! The headphones will help create space where the students focus.

My students love hearing stories, and I love reading them!

It gives them a chance to see another world, to see what life is like for other people, and to reflect on their own lives. We need some books that help lead these discussions, which include some of my favorites from my own childhood.

We also need some basic classroom materials - like a pencil sharpener and markers.

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

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This project will reach 52 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maxell HP 100 Headphone • CDW-G $3.94 15 $59.10
X-ACTO TeacherPro Electric Pencil Sharpener • Nasco $52.95 1 $52.95
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers - 16 Color Set • Teachers' School Supply $35.79 1 $35.79
School Smart (085454) 20 lb 3/8 in Ruled Exhibit Paper Assortment - Ream of 500 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $20.92 1 $20.92
The Wretched Stone • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Paper Mate Flair Candy Pop Limited Ed Felt Tip Pen, Fine Point Type, Assorted, 6/Pack • Staples Advantage $13.34 1 $13.34
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Verdi • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Astrobrights 25910-01 Filler Paper, 20 lb., Wide Ruling, Assorted Colors, 8" Height, 10.5" Width, 0.44" Length (Pack of 100) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Staples Pre-Sharpened Wood Pencils, No. 2, 48/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.86 3 $8.58
If You Find a Rock • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Knots on a Counting Rope (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Ad-Tech Permanent Crafter's Tape, 0.31 by 315-Inch, 4 Per Package • Amazon Business $5.84 1 $5.84
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $4.40 1 $4.40

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