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Ms. Canji from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils, Folders, and Band-Aids!

My students need a pencil sharpener, folders, Band-Aids, and other constantly used school supplies and tools that make our day run smoothly.

  • $189 goal

This project expired on December 8, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live on the west side of Chicago. They are eager to come to school to learn and do their best. Their families all want the best for their children, too, but the community has many challenges. Too many children have experienced violence and loss of friends and family members. Day to day struggles can be overwhelming at times.

School is their safe place.

They want to help to make our classroom work, and our work together is important because it makes our classroom a shared community space where we all work together and help each other. They are excited to learn how to read! It is thrilling to see them grow from small first graders at the beginning of the year to big, competent kids who know how to read chapter books and write about their reading.

My Project

Sharp pencils are one of the most basic tools of First Grade. With all of the constant sharpening, even the pencil sharpener gets dull and stops working well.

A new pencil sharpener will keep my students supplied with sharp pencils all year long.

They also need sturdy plastic folders to keep their papers in, Band-Aids for small cuts, and other supplies such as tape and gallon-sized ziplock baggies that we use to hang posters and keep supplies organized. Your donation will be much appreciated and used to stock our classroom with the essentials that we use each and every day.

Ms. Canji
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JAM PAPER Plastic 2 Pocket School POP Folders with Metal Prongs Fastener Clasps - Assorted Primary Colors - 6/pack • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Ziploc Gallon Slider Storage Bags, 96 Count • Amazon Business $14.34 2 $28.68
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 1.88 inches x 800 inches, 6 Rolls with Dispenser, 1.5 inch Core (142-6) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandage Variety Pack, Sheer and Clear Bandages, Assorted Sizes, 280 ct • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17

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