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

New School Year Calls for New Supplies

My students need pencil boxes, pencils, crayons, dry erase markers, dry erase pockets, whiteboard dry erasers, puck lights, batteries, magnet hooks, lanyards, and color coding labels to be well-prepared for the new school year.

  • $802 goal

This project expired on December 16, 2018.

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My Students

Our school, located in Chicago's north side, has a 92% Hispanic population. Nearly all of our students come from low-income households. Despite this, they come to school with smiles on their faces, eager to learn something new.

My kindergarten students deserve the opportunity to receive the best education they can get in order to thrive throughout their lives.

While our school provides as much as it possibly can in order to ensure that students are successful, our district budget often limits what schools can provide.

My Project

The materials and supplies I am requesting will stay at school so my students never have to worry about forgetting something important at home. The pencil boxes I am requesting are large and sturdy enough for them to store the pencils, crayons, dry erase markers, and erasers they will need throughout the day. The lights and batteries will be used to keep a visual reminder of the voice level they should be using during each activity. In order to label their supplies, they will need color-coded labels.

Offering my kindergarten students options in the classroom encourages autonomy and learning.

Having a variety of resources available in the classroom will facilitate my students' writing about experiences, stories, people, and events, preparing them for future academic success.

Mrs. Diaz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ZIPIT Wildlings Pencil Case/Pencil Box/Storage Box, Purple • Amazon Business $11.00 7 $77.00
ZIPIT Beast Pencil Case/Pencil Box/Storage Box, Red • Amazon Business $9.99 7 $69.93
Quartet Dry Erase Markers, EnduraGlide, Chisel Tip, BOLD COLOR, Assorted Colors, 12 Markers/Pack (5001-20MA) • Amazon Business $16.74 4 $66.96
ZIPIT Wildlings Pencil Case/Pencil Box/Storage Box, Pink • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
Crayola Crayons Bulk, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
ZIPIT Beast Pencil Case/Pencil Box/Storage Box, Pink • Amazon Business $7.62 6 $45.72
BIGLIGHT Closet Lights with Remote Battery Powered Tap Light Color Changing Night Light with Dimmer and Automatic Modes Stick on Under Cabinet Lights Indoor Wireless Puck Lights LED Push Lights 4 Pack • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
VOLSERO Reusable Dry Erase Pockets - Assorted Colors (14-Pack) - Premium, Heavy Duty, Oversized (10"x13") Perfect Teacher Supplies for Classroom Organization & Decorations • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.49 2 $30.98
ZIPIT Wildlings Pencil Case/Pencil Box/Storage Box, Blue • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Set of 12 Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser Cap Tips. Magnetic Feature is Great to Use On Fridge, Locker, Etc. • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 2 $19.92
Energizer AA Batteries, Double A Battery Max Alkaline (48 Count) E91DP2-24 • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Pack of 2016, 1/2" x 3/4" Rectangle Color Coding Dot Labels, 9 Bright Neon Colors, 8 1/2 x 11 Inch Sheet, Fits All Laser/Inkjet Printers, 144 Labels per Sheet, 0.5 x 0.75 Inches… • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
officematters Cute Magnetic Chalkboard Whiteboard Dry Erasers Cleaner. Pack of 24 (24Pcs - Yellow) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lanyard with ID Badge Holders Horizontal Name Badge Card Holders Bulk 24 Sets Kids and Adults (Horizontal) • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
GREATMAG Magnetic Hooks Diameter 1.26", Super Powerful 80 LBS Heavy Duty Neodymium Rare Earth Strong Magnet Hooks, Perfect for Indoor/Outdoor Hanging, Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85

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