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Ms. Vincent from Chicago IL is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Shiny Happy People Learning!

Help me give my students brand new materials such as markers, colored paper, pens, and colored pencils to help welcome them back to in-person learning at the beginning of the new school year!

  • $544 goal

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My Students

My students are from all corners of the globe, landing in a diverse, lively neighborhood of a large urban area of Chicago, IL where individuality is celebrated and community members learn from each other. Students teach each other, as well as adults, about their own unique cultures, with more than seventy percent of our population being either recent new immigrants to America or first-generation Americans.

Middle school is an incredibly challenging time in a young person's life, full of choices and confusion, trying to figure out who they are and where they belong in an ever-changing world.

Coming from a variety of backgrounds, learning to be global thinkers and social justice stewards, my students are the agents of change our world so desperately needs at this very moment!

Over half of my students are English language learners, with over fifty languages being spoken in their homes, providing unique challenges for my students. In addition, many of my students are faced with numerous challenges, both in and out of the classroom. Despite these many challenges, often tied to economic inequity and lack of access to basic supplies, my students come to school, ready to learn!

My Project

After being at home for more than a year and a half due to the pandemic, having brand new materials for project-based learning will help start the year off on the right foot! New school supplies are something that everyone loves! I have requested Sharpies, highlighters, markers, colored paper, pens, and colored pencils. These new supplies will help my students create magical assignments and materials to showcase their learning.

Providing quality supplies that are plentiful is one small way that I can show my students how invested I am in their potential and success.

Making my classroom inviting and colorful is key to engaging my students in the rigorous instruction I provide, regardless of content area of my instruction.

Ms. Vincent
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Kid's Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 256/Carton (58-8201) • Staples $68.05 1 $68.05
Exact ASTROBRIGHTS Multipurpose Paper, 24 Lbs., 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 1250/Carton (22998) • Staples $33.93 2 $67.86
Crayola Non-Washable Markers, Fine, Assorted Colors, 200/Pack (58-8210) • Staples $54.99 1 $54.99
Crayola Washable Glitter Glue, Fiery Flecks, 9/Per Pack (69-3527) • Staples $5.79 8 $46.32
Sharpie Tank Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, Dozen (25053) • Staples $11.19 4 $44.76
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • Staples $37.86 1 $37.86
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Marker, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24/Pack (1949558) • Staples $20.99 1 $20.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24/Pack (75846) • Staples $18.15 1 $18.15
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Marker, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16/Pack (81045) • Staples $15.07 1 $15.07
Sharpie Clear View Stick Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8/Pack (1966798) • Staples $12.29 1 $12.29
BIC Wite-Out EZ Correct Correction Tape, White, 4/Pack (50589) • Staples $9.29 1 $9.29
Paper Mate InkJoy 50ST Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 60 Count (2014534) • Staples $4.64 2 $9.28
BIC Cristal Ballpoint Stick Pens, Bold Point, Assorted Ink, 24/Pack (MSBAPP241-AST) • Staples $7.79 1 $7.79
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 8/Pack (38250) • Staples $5.86 1 $5.86
Paper Mate Handwriting Mechanical Pencil Set w/ Lead & Eraser Refills, 1.3mm Lead, Assorted Barrel Colors, 5/Pack • Staples $3.99 1 $3.99
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted, 3/Pack (1823815) • Staples $3.46 1 $3.46

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