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Mrs. F. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Young Teaching the Young

The cost of supplies such as index cards, motivational stickers, and crayons from Quill Corporation and Highsmith Inc. is $129, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $140 goal

This project expired on December 29, 2006.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

In order to learn, you must teach. I teach in a poor neighborhood school in Southside Chicago, Il. It is a school which houses approximately 800 socio-economically challenged African American Students grades PK through 8th. This is my first year living in the BIG city of Chicago, and I have noticed something astouding about my eighth graders...Even though they are struggling themselves, they are always willing to help others. I have come up with a way that they can learn and teach at the same time. I would like to teach my students how to teach reading. My plan is to set up a schedule in which my students would buddy up with a Kindergarten student and tutor him or her for an hour a week. The eighth graders will make their own materials (flashcards, worksheets, writing prompts) and design their own lessons. If you choose to donate to this fund, you will be benifitting more than one class of students. The older students will accept the responsibility and grow as teenagers and the little ones will improve their reading skills.

Mrs. F.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VARICTY BOOKMARKERS, LOVE OF READING -- Trend Fun Reading Bookmark Variety Pack • Quill Corporation $12.59 1 $12.59
Plain Index Cards, 3x5 in.,Cherry • Highsmith Inc. $12.31 1 $12.31
Plain Index Cards, 3x5 in.,Blue • Highsmith Inc. $12.31 1 $12.31
QUILL PREMIUM MULTIPURPOSE PAPER-LTR SIZE,20 LB. -- Quill 20-lb. Premium Multi-Purpose Paper; Letter Size • Quill Corporation $5.39 1 $5.39
MOTIVATIONAL STICKERS -- Smilemakers Stickers; Motivational • Quill Corporation $3.59 1 $3.59
CRAYOLA CLASSIC MARKERS, WATER-BASED BROAD TIP -- Crayola Classic Colors Regular Markers; Broad Tip • Quill Corporation $2.69 10 $26.90
CRAYOLA CRAYONS, 16 COUNT -- Crayola Crayons; 16-count Box • Quill Corporation $1.34 10 $13.40

Materials cost

$86.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$114.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.20

Total project goal

$140.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$140.00

1 Donor

-$132.02

Donations toward project cost

-$115.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.22

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$0.00

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