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Ms. Kasey Chertack from Ouray CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Moved West!

Help me give my students a classroom where they can connect and thrive!

  • $546 goal

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My Students

I am beyond thrilled to join the Ouray community. The town captured my passion for living and teaching in the beautiful setting of the mountains. I am eager to meet my students and get started on our year together. My students live in Ouray or parent choose to join our school because they work in town. Many are my neighbors. It is a small community of 839 people who support and help each other. Our students are encouraged to “Climb the Peak” to reach their true potential and become active members of our global society.

My Project

Moving from Chicago, I was unable to bring many of my teaching tools to ensure an inviting, organized space to my new group of 3rd graders so that each morning, they’re ready to learn. This donation will ensure my current and future students an inviting space to learn. These materials will create a classroom environment that students can be comfortable and ready to learn! Each student will have an orange storage bin with name tags and an answer board whiteboard to be able to learn throughout the room with flexible seating to meet the individual learning styles. With the help, yourself book bin, the library will be reorganized into genres for the students to be able to get comfortable identifying literature. Those bins will also be used for math manipulatives so they can be accessible to aid in student’s visual understanding. The name tags, craft sticks, and other items on the list will be used to identify bins and give supplies a space in the classroom.

When a classroom is student-centered, students know and can jump in and explore the world with more intensity.

By donating to our project, you will not only help this year's crop of third graders, but your generous donation will also be used for future generations of students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG965X - Help-Yourself Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.99 8 $287.92
STORAGE BOOK BINS CONNECTING ORANGE EACH • School Specialty $2.83 15 $42.45
PP708 - Answer Board Supply Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.39 1 $26.39
PP307 - Color Me Creative! Supply Caddy • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
FA218 - Write & Wipe Magnetic Nameplates - Variety Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
CRAFT STICKS ASSORTED SHAPES PACK OF 36 • School Specialty $6.03 1 $6.03
NAME TAGS INDUSTRIAL CHIC 3X2.5 IN PK OF 40 • School Specialty $3.33 1 $3.33
CRAFT STICK JUMBO WOOD PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $2.41 1 $2.41

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