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

Supplies, Supplies!

Help me give my students a great start to the school year with basic school supplies and a book binding machine that works.

  • $528 goal

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My Students

My students come from hard-working​ families that often work more than one job to make ends meet. As a result, my students have responsibilities beyond what is expected of their age. They take care of their siblings, they prepare meals, and they take the lead in their education.

Most of my students do not come to their first day of school with a new backpack, a fresh new outfit, nor a flashy pair of sneakers.

Instead, they come with a great attitude, a drive, and a bit of reprieve from their home responsibilities. And so, I try to offer them all the promises any teacher can offer: a stimulating classroom, a nurturing heart, and an educational opportunity.

The students in my room often struggle academically due to all the outside factors they face. Despite these factors, my students are kids with curious minds, playful hearts, and big dreams. I submit my proposals in an effort to encourage their efforts, to inspire their dreams, and to provide the tools to reach their goals.

My Project

The supplies I am requesting are basic supplies any classroom needs. We will use the book binder to publish our writing in Writer's Workshop. The dry erase material will be used in Reader's Workshop to jot notes as we improve our comprehension and practice different reading strategies. We will use the coloring supplies to illustrate our writing, extend our knowledge in science and social studies, and use different strategies in math. And of course, students will use these material creating art and crafts.

The supplies I am requesting will be used in the hands of the students and for the students.

These supplies will be used every day and in every subject. Supplies are not always brought by students, despite every student needing them. I am hoping to begin the year supplying these materials to those students who need them.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fellowes Binding Machine Star+ Comb Binding (5006501) • Amazon Business $64.34 1 $64.34
Teacher Buddy 7 Pack Dry Erase White Board Marker Removable Vinyl Dot Circle Set - Perfect with Markers on Students' Desks • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Crayola Broad Line Markers, Classic Colors 10 Each (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Elmer’s 1680 CrayonPro Electric Sharpener • Amazon Business $43.16 1 $43.16
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors - 68-0004 • Amazon Business $39.60 1 $39.60
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Clear, Washable, 5 Ounces, 24 Count - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $34.19 1 $34.19
Office World Compatible 128 Toner Cartridge Replacement for Canon 128 toner (Black, 2 Packs), Work with Canon ImageClass D530 MF4770n MF4880dw MF4890dw D550, LaserJet pro P1606dn M1536dnf • Amazon Business $15.77 2 $31.54
Crayola Crayons Bulk, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $28.54 1 $28.54
Fellowes 52505 Plastic Comb Bindings, 3/8" Dia, 55 Sheet Capacity, Navy Blue (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.70 2 $17.40
EXPO 1741919 Click Low-Odor Dry Erase Retractable Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 3-Count • Amazon Business $6.68 2 $13.36
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Charles Leonard Multi-Purpose Felt Erasers Class Pack, 2 x 2 Inches Each, Charcoal, 12-Pack (74520) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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