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Mrs. Maks from Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Need Space!

My students need a set of privacy partitions to define their personal space when attending to independent tasks. They also need a book display to showcase our rotating collection of themed books.

  • $331 goal

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My Students

My Chicago Public School is located in a very diverse community that serves approximately 81% low-income students. There are currently 28 children in my first grade class. A large percentage of them are English Language Learners and Diverse Learners with varied abilities. They come to school each day with bright smiles and open minds, ready to tackle any topic I teach!

They are an active, inquisitive and spirited bunch, that thrive when provided with appropriate materials that enhance their learning!

My Project

This project focuses on the idea of, "space," including personal space and space for materials.

My first graders have transformed over the year into more independent learners and they are in need of a set of privacy partitions to define their personal space when working on independent tasks such as reading, writing, and math activities.

With a larger class size, this is often difficult for students to accomplish. These privacy partitions separate students from distractions and aid in more in depth focus and concentration.

Also, just as my students have grown in their ability to attend to tasks, they have also increased their reading skills. However, as they move into second grade they will be required to switch from, "learning to read" to "reading to learn." In order to capitalize on their already-instilled interests and further prepare them for the next grade, we need a book display system to showcase books related to our rotating themes throughout the year. This will allow my students to immediately choose the appropriate books to read in order to enhance their learning of specific concepts and gain practice with comprehension.

Mrs. Maks
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Book Display • Kaplan Early Learning Company $127.46 1 $127.46
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
JJ670 - Privacy Partition Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$247.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$281.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.61

Total project goal

$330.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$330.74

5 Donors

-$200.36

Donations toward project cost

-$170.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.05

match offer

-$130.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.56

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$0.00

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