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Mr. Waytula from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Set-Up for Success with Home Learning Kits

Help me give my students access to classroom materials with individual at-home learning kits.

  • $652 goal

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My Students

My school is an urban, public school in Chicago that reflects the diversity of the neighborhood it serves. At our school there are a total of 37 languages spoken, and over 90% of our population is low-income. We celebrate diversity and build understanding through our unique and shared stories. We believe that every individual is a work of art who brings value to our community.

My special education students are kind, creative, and inquisitive learners who are eager to try new things, despite the hardships that they face outside of school.

These students come to school each day eager to connect with each other, and demonstrate an amazing work ethic to surpass their personal and academic goals. Though these challenges may impact their home life, we do our best to make sure it does not affect their life at school. This can be difficult with limited access to resources, which is why your help is so valued.

My Project

Our amazing 5th grade students in the blended special education inclusion classroom are hands-on and engaged learners. Our classroom thrives with rich discussions, friendly discourse, and engaging hands-on activities. One lesson that we quickly learned about home learning is that our students do not always have equitable access to the materials that are needed when school buildings are closed.

Your support on this project will help us provide basic classroom materials that will be delivered to student homes via an individualized kit for home learning.

Each student will receive the materials they need to be successful during home learning, including: pencils, pens, dry erase board, dry erase markers, highlighters, colored pencils, etc.

Mr. Waytula
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 40 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KC70 Write Wipe Lapboard Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 4 $131.96
Staples Composition Notebook, 9.75" x 7.5", Wide Ruled, 80 Sheets, Assorted Colors, 48/Carton (20702CT) • Staples Advantage $89.79 1 $89.79
Crayola Long Colored Pencils, 8-Color Set • Staples Advantage $1.99 38 $75.62
DD102 Magnetic Write Wipe Markers with Eraser Caps Set of 4 Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 10 $49.90
Quill Brand Self-Stick Notes, 1-3/8" x 1-7/8", Coastal Pastel Colors, 100 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (7152F12AQ) • $6.83 4 $27.32
Paper Mate Write Bros. Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (4621401) • Staples Advantage $13.21 2 $26.42
Sparco 12" Imperial/Metric Standard Ruler (01488) • $0.71 37 $26.27
Avery Hi-Liter Desk-Style Highlighters, Fluorescent Yellow, Value Pack of 36 (98208) • Staples Advantage $25.74 1 $25.74
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 96/Pack (13872) • Staples Advantage $25.39 1 $25.39
Staples Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Red Ink / Red Barrel, 144/CT • Staples Advantage $15.29 1 $15.29
Paper Mate Write Bros Ballpoint Stick Pen, Medium Point, 1.0mm, Blue Ink, 60/Pack (4621501) • Staples Advantage $12.53 1 $12.53
Avery Hi-Liter Desk Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Yellow, Dozen (24000) • Staples Advantage $9.97 1 $9.97

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