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Ms. S. from Chicago IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Trying to Keep it Safe and Pre-K

Help me give my students materials to have a safe learning environment including hula hoops and carpet squares for social distancing, hand sanitizer with no touch dispensers, extra kid size face masks and cleaning wipes for our technology.

  • $971 goal

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My Students

I am super excited that I am teaching the full day, four year old, preschool class this year in a high poverty public school. People sometimes have the perception that we are well-funded because of our location, which couldn't be further from the truth! My students are mostly minority and ESL students. They are a very active, affectionate, and funny bunch of kiddos.

My students want to be challenged and are very curious and excited when new items and curriculum are added to the classroom.

I have been teaching for 23 years and I want my students to want to come to school every day. I want materials that will challenge them, as well as provide fun experiences for them on a daily basis. This is my main focus for them as their teacher.

My Project

As of now my district is saying that all Pre-K students will be having in-person learning, 5 days a week, at school. I will have 15 four year olds for 7 hours a day! The thought of that, with what's going on in our country, is overwhelming. I want to make sure that my classroom is a safe and healthy space for my little learners!

As I think about the Donorschoose proposals I usually write around this time of year, it absolutely breaks my heart that I have to submit a proposal for items just to keep us safe and healthy.

Pre-K students by nature are social and thrive on being together with others. This is their first exposure to school and the germs that brings! I am asking for items to keep us healthy such as hand sanitizer gel, no touch dispensers, sanitizer spray for the room, a no touch thermometer, extra disposable face masks, and technology wipes. I am also asking for a variety of concrete items to keep us safe at social distancing such as hula hoops for indoors and out, carpet squares, yardsticks to measure our 6 feet, and tape with measurements as a visual reminder. Please help if you can to bring these items to my classroom and thank you for supporting Early Childhood Education!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joy in a Box Carpet Squares • Teachers' School Supply $115.38 1 $115.38
Ponydash Touchless Hand Sanitizer/Alcohol/Gel Dispenser, Automatic Soap Dispenser for All Liquid/Medicine Alconol/Gel, Auto Hand-Free Adjustable Wall Dispenser for Bathroom Kitchen Hospital • Amazon Business $42.97 2 $85.94
The Super Clean Hand Sanitizer Instant Gel - 1 Gallon 70% Alcohol Based Bulk (FL 128 Ounce) - Lavender Fragrance - Made in USA • Amazon Business $36.95 2 $73.90
Virofense Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer. Eliminates 99.9% of Germs and Bacteria on Hands – Gentle Non-Irritating Formula (1 Gallon) • Amazon Business $36.50 2 $73.00
Infrared Forehead Thermometer, Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer for Adult, Kids, Baby, Accurate Instant Readings No Touch Infrared Thermometer with 3 in 1 Digital LCD Display for Face, Ear, Body • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
BASIC HOOPS - 36 INCH - SET OF 12 • School Specialty $34.64 2 $69.28
BASIC HOOPS - 24 INCH - SET OF 12 • School Specialty $30.35 2 $60.70
Dr. Talbot's Disposable Kid’s Face Mask for Health Protection by Nuby, 10 Pack, Boy • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Dr. Talbot's Disposable Kid’s Face Mask for Health Protection by Nuby, 10 Pack, Girl, Prints May Vary • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
[Fulfillment By Amazon] Sunzel 10 Pieces Face Shields with 10 Bands and 10 Sponges for Man and Women to Protect Eyes and Face • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Care Touch Lens Cleaning Wipes | 400 Pre-Moistened and Individually Wrapped Lens Cleaning Wipes | Great for Eyeglasses, Tablets, Camera Lenses, Screens, Keyboards, and Other Delicate Surfaces • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Energizer AA Batteries (48 Count), Double A Max Alkaline Battery • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
SupplyAID RRS-PSB32-4 Plastic (4 Pack, 32 Oz, All-Purpose) HDPE Heavy Duty Spray Bottles, with Adjustable No-Leak, Non-Clogging Nozzle, For Commercial, Industrial and Household Use • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
TAPE MAVALUS REMOVABLE POSTER 1 X 324 IN RULER • School Specialty $5.09 2 $10.18
RULER YARDSTICK WOOD WITH HANG HOLE • School Specialty $2.09 4 $8.36

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