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Ms. Pankratz from Chicago IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Running Towards Success!

Help me give my students a workout headband to motivate them to exercise and stay healthy! I'm organizing an after-school run around the neighborhood and would like to give students an opportunity to decorate these headbands before running!

  • $465 goal

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My Students

Hola! I have taught bilingual (Spanish) kindergarten in the Chicago Public School system for the past 11 years. The students I teach come from predominantly low-income families and are all English Language Learners. Every year, I am excited to provide my young students with experiences and resources that they otherwise may not come across. This year I am one of two co-teachers teaching an inclusion-model bilingual kindergarten, meaning our classroom has both diverse learners (students with special needs) and typically developing students.

I am passionate about teaching early childhood and love exposing my young students to new experiences, getting them excited and invested in their own learning!

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read about me and my project!

My Project

I am organizing a Spring Fun Run around our school/neighborhood for all of the prek-4th grade students in our school (and their families!) I would like to provide participating students with a running headband that they can decorate before the race, to wear as they run, and are able to keep as a memento.

Teaching our young students about the importance of nutrition, exercise and staying healthy is a priority of mine; I hope the headbands I am asking for act as a fun keepsake from our race and will further motivate the kiddos to exercise and share their love of running with their families and community.

This is a sports-team related request; our school does not have a formal running club so I hope to motivate the students and community by organizing this Spring Fun Run for all of our pre-k-4th grade students, hopefully it will be the first race of many!

Ms. Pankratz
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10 Pack Cotton Yoga Headbands by Teemico - Cotton Stretch Headbands Elastic Yoga Hairband for Teens Girls Women Exercise Running Sports Hair Wrap Accessories,White • Amazon Business $11.99 30 $359.70

Materials cost

$359.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$395.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.72

Total project goal

$464.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$464.82

7 Donors

-$228.00

Donations toward project cost

-$202.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.20

match offer

-$226.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$192.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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