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

School Supplies for South Side Scholars!

My students need basic supplies like pencils, glue sticks, and paper.

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 30 bright-eyed, energetic, 6 and 7-year-olds, from the south side of Chicago, who are eager to learn, explore, and have a place to belong. They are full of potential, but need the right tools to realize all of it.

They come from tough circumstances, but every day they come to school smiling and excited about what the day has in store.

Their smiles and perpetual optimism inspire me to work harder, make fewer excuses, and give them the good start they deserve in school.

My Project

We need to restock our classroom supply of the basics: dry erase markers, colored paper, glue sticks, wipes, paper towels, and the like. It’s not a glamorous request, but these are the essential tools that keep our classroom running day in and day out, and they are always in need of replenishment!

We use the markers every day to practice spelling and math without wasting so much paper.

They're also much bolder and easier to see than pencil and paper, so they make it much easier for me to see students' work with a quick glance around the room and offer immediate corrections or feedback. With pencil and paper, I can see only the few students I am closest to and most feedback has to come a day later, after everything has been turned in, looked over, and returned.

We also use the glue sticks and colored paper every day; students use them during literacy and math centers to sort words and number sentences based on patterns they find. Also, of course, the wipes and paper towels help keep the classroom neat and clean!

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

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This project will reach 33 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 12 Boxes, 144 Markers Total • Amazon Business $68.99 2 $137.98
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 35 Count Canister, 3 Canister/Pack, 105 Wipes/Pack • Staples Advantage $9.29 10 $92.90
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $18.21 5 $91.05
Staples Stickies Brand Restickable Self-Stick Table Top Easel Pad, 20 Sheets, Unruled, White, 20"H x 23"W • Staples Advantage $9.67 5 $48.35
Sparkle Paper Towels, Double Roll Pick-a-Size Sheets, White, 18 Count • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets (6555) • Amazon Business $11.98 2 $23.96
Dixon Ticonderoga Laddie Tri-Write Triangular Shaped Intermediate #2 Pencils Without Erasers, Box of 36, Yellow (13044) • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
Canon 7981A004 Photo Paper Plus, Matte, 8-1/2 x 11 (Pack of 50 Sheets) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 8 in x 6 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 4 Pads/Pack, 45 Sheets/Pad (6845-SSP) • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 x 3-Inches, Electric Blue, 5-Pads/Pack (654-5SSBE) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.77 1 $6.77

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