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

Paper and Seating Please!

Help me give my students access to printer paper to complete their daily work and flexible seating to foster an active learning environment.

  • $380 goal

This project expired on June 25, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a elementary school on the South Side of Chicago. My students are resilient, strong, beautiful children. The majority of my students face financial hardships and do not always have the supplies they need. As a teacher, it is hard to personally supply all my students with the materials they need.

Despite their hardships, my students come to school ready and eager to learn.

I want my classroom to be a safe space where students can escape the outside world. Some of my students are struggling readers, but all of my students love to read, write, and learn! I want to provide my students with flexible seating and paper so that I can print of their work.

My Project

I work with students on the South-East Side of Chicago. In my classroom, I do not have a curriculum or textbooks for students to follow. I print and plan all the work my students do, without the help of a guide or resources.

Teachers and parents must buy paper for the work we print out for our students.

Because we do not have textbooks, we print out a lot of paper! There have been times were I could not complete an activity because I did not have enough paper.

In my project, I would also like to provide my students flexible seating options for an active learning environment. Flexible seating is important because it elevates student engagement and collaboration.

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 10 Ream Case (5,000 Sheets) • Amazon Business $32.02 5 $160.10
WALIKI TOYS Adult Size Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School and office, Pump Included, 30"/75CM, Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
CanDo Inflatable Donut Ball, Yellow, 17.7" • Amazon Business $8.80 4 $35.20
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Orange, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
WALIKI Toys Chair Ball with Feet (Adult (13-101 29"/75CM)) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
WALIKI Toys Adult Size Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair with Stability Legs for School and Office, Pump Included, 30"/75CM, Gray) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$288.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$322.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.92

Total project goal

$379.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$379.49

7 Donors

-$290.00

Donations toward project cost

-$246.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.50

match offer

-$89.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.42

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$0.00

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