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Mr. Taylor, Jr. from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Put some Class in Our Room

Help me give my students an environment where they can not only learn, but have an attitude to succeed.

  • $394 goal

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My Students

I instruct an enthusiastic group of students from the inner city of Chicago. My students come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, but many of them come from homes where are the caretaker for their younger siblings. Many of my freshmen students are coming from middle schools where science was not a priority and not offered as a subject.

Despite the obstacles faced at home, at school, or on the journey between the two, my students arrive to class with a hunger for knowledge.

My Project

In his book "Closing the Attitude Gap", Baruti Kafele speaks of the importance of having an environment where learning is fostered. He states how he used his classroom to "create a classroom climate and culture that shaped my students' attitudes". I hope to do the same for my students. With the posters, I want the walls of my classroom to speak encouragement and edification to my students as I do the same standing before them. With these posters and theses supplies, my students will be able to be inspired and share that inspiration, thereby inspiring others. Students will be able to share their ideas and their learning with the white boards I have requested.. The pens and pencils will ensure that they are prepared each day for class.

Mr. Taylor, Jr.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Blue Summit Supplies 30 Pack Dry Erase Lapboard Classroom Set, Includes 30 Whiteboards 9 x 12 inch, 30 Markers, 30 Erasers, Ideal for Teachers, Students, Sunday School, Group Participation and Road Tr • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Double Sided Dry Erase Boards, Ohuhu 30-Pack 9 x 12 Inch Whiteboards Set, Including 30 x Lap Board, 30 x Black Markers, 30 x White Boards Eraser for Students, Classroom, Back to School Supplies • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
16 Inspirational Classroom Posters - Chalkboard Motivational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations 13 x 19 (Paper) 002 • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Palace Learning Muscular & Skeletal System Anatomical Poster Set - Laminated 2 Chart Set - Human Skeleton & Muscle Anatomy - Double Sided (18 x 27) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Candy Cane Pen with Peppermint Scented Ink - Tub of 36 Pens • Amazon Business $25.74 1 $25.74
Learning Ladder Set of 10 Chalkboard Style Motivational Classroom Posters (13" x 19" - Laminated) | Inspirational Quotes for Classroom Decoration • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
BIC Xtra-Life Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 40-Count • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
BIC Xtra-Life Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 40-Count • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
McDonald Publishing Chemistry Teaching Poster Set • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
American Educational African-American Scientists and Inventors Historical Poster • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
American Educational African-American Scientists and Inventors Historical Poster • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Muscular System & Shoulder Anatomy Poster Set - Laminated Anatomical Muscle and Shoulder Charts - 2 Poster Set • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Culturenik Hilary Hinton Ziglar Determined to Learn Inspirational Motivational Speaker Author Celebrity Quote Classroom Print (Unframed 12x12 Poster) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Skeletal System and Ligaments of The Joints Anatomical Poster Set - Laminated 2 Chart Set - Skeleton and Ligaments Anatomy - 18 x 27 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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