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Ms. El-Youssef from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stocked and Ready to Learn!

Help me give my students classroom supplies to keep the classroom running smoothly: ink for the classroom printer, new set of headphones for our technology programs, and finally card stock and laminating sheets to create Montessori materials.

  • $495 goal

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My Students

We are a Montessori classroom in the heart of Englewood on the south side of Chicago. The Montessori model combines three different grade levels in one classroom. Our students’ ages range from 6 to 9 years (first through third grade). This encourages leadership and collaborative learning. The combined levels also mean that our school operates on three-year cycles, therefore fostering strong bonds and relationships among students and teachers. Our classroom is like a family. We spend years learning and growing together, helping each other through challenges and celebrating our accomplishments. Our students love to sing and dance, write stories, read, and each year put on a theater performance. They study theater, visual arts, fencing and karate each week. Every day each child devises their own work plan, putting into practice the Montessori vision of self-directed, child-centered, hands-on, and empowered learning.

My Project

We are creating this project to fund various essential materials that help keep our classroom running smoothly. Our classroom printer funded by Donors Choose has been a revolutionary game-changer for us and maximized our teacher prep time, but we have run out of ink and the replacement cartridges are quite costly. Your donations will help ensure that we can keep using the resources at our disposal which save us time and reduce waste in the classroom. We are also hoping to fund card stock and laminating sheets so that we can create Montessori materials that are sturdy and long lasting. Finally we are in dire need of a new classroom set of headphones. Most of our headphones are no longer working, which has made it hard for children to use our computer programs (Lexia for literacy and IXL for math) which the school and district requires us to implement. It also means that students haven't been able to enjoy our listening center, another project funded by Donors Choose.

Your donations will equip us with the essential tools that will allow us to unlock the resources that maximize our students' learning.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Egghead Heavy Duty Kids’ Headphone w/Tangle-Free Cord, Blue • Amazon Business $9.99 20 $199.80
Epson - 702 4-Pack Standard Capacity - Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Ink Cartridges - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black • Best Buy Education $58.99 1 $58.99
Epson - 702XL High-Yield - Black Ink Cartridge - Black • Best Buy Education $39.99 1 $39.99
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $13.73 2 $27.46
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $12.29 2 $24.58
Epson - 702 Standard Capacity Ink Cartridge - Black • Best Buy Education $19.99 1 $19.99
Labelife Compatible Label Tape Replacemement for Brother P Touch TZe Tape 12mm 0.47 Inch Laminated Black on White TZ Tape TZe-231 for P-Touch PT-D200 PTH110 PT-D210, 1/2 Inch x 26.2 ft, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50

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