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Ms. Black from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies for Academic Success

My students need basic school supplies for everyday learning, as well as materials for Intervention learning.

  • $524 goal

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My Students

Imagine being excited to learn, but lacking the basic supplies to do your assignments. That is what many students face. So, to make sure all of the students in my class have proper materials for school, I would like to provide them with basic school supplies.

Students at my school come from diverse backgrounds and work diligently to succeed despite the fact that 95% are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

The scholars in my class come from low-income households that cannot always afford the materials needed for learning. All of my scholars have a deep love for learning and are excited to discover new things. Our school is a community charter school. The parents choose our school as an opportunity for their children that is an alternative to the local public schools. Children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade attend our school.

My Project

These resources will be used every day by the students. The notebooks will be used for their reading and math work. The folders will hold their papers. The students will be able to learn organizational skills by having color-coded notebooks and folders. This will help them to have their materials handy, in an organized and neat way. Giving the students basic supplies will ensure that all of the students in my class have an equal start and have the supplies and materials that they need to learn to the best of their abilities.

These materials will improve my classroom by giving the students the basic tools they need to complete their school assignments.

The books and games are great resources for our Intervention time where scholars are independently learning and reinforcing classroom material. My classroom library lacks independent reading books for my scholars who are high-level readers; these books will give them more options to explore a varied text during independent reading. The games give a fun way of learning to my scholars.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $17.28 3 $51.84
Smead Economy Two-Pocket File Folder, Up to 100 Sheets, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 50 per Carton (87863) • Amazon Business $24.16 2 $48.32
BIG BOX OF EASYTOREAD WORDS GAME • School Specialty $23.64 1 $23.64
GAME 5 SECOND RULE • School Specialty $22.71 1 $22.71
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
GAME APPLES TO APPLES JR • School Specialty $17.67 1 $17.67
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
GAME SKIP-BO • School Specialty $11.42 1 $11.42
GAME CONNECT FOUR • School Specialty $11.00 1 $11.00
GAME CANDY LAND • School Specialty $10.93 1 $10.93
Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
BOOK MEGA FUN CARD GAMES • School Specialty $10.50 1 $10.50
The Crossover • AKJ Education $10.28 1 $10.28
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $9.58 1 $9.58
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets • AKJ Education $7.38 1 $7.38
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Scholastic Success With: Grammar, Grade 3 (Scholastic Success with Workbooks: Grammar) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Scholastic Success with Math, Grade 3 (Scholastic Success with Workbooks: Math) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Scholastic Success with Reading Comprehension, Grade 3 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Scholastic Success with Writing, Grade 3 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.63 1 $5.63
Shiloh • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
The Mouse and the Motorcycle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.21 1 $4.21
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $4.21 1 $4.21
Judy Moody Saves the World! • AKJ Education $4.21 1 $4.21

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