2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

  • Diverse Learners Need Java to Get Jobs!

    Mr. Dobert is asking for $393.79:
    My students need supplies to set up their coffee shop at school in order to learn real-world skills. Diverse Learners need hands-on practice to learn customer service and cash handling skills.
    Curie Metropolitan High School
  • Real-world skills means the seed money comes from the business owner's pocket or he/she takes out a loan.

    Stop teaching them dependency. You do them a disservice.

30 hours ago

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  • Amplify Our Space: We Need A Bass!

    Mrs. Green is asking for $751.74:
    My students need electric bass guitars to amplify our assessments & performances!
    James Shields Middle School Comment
  • Electric Guitars for My Rock Stars!

    Mrs. Green is asking for $512.92:
    My students need electric guitars to advance their acoustic guitar skills. These instruments will be used in group performance assessments in all of my music classes, as well as for after school ensembles.
    James Shields Middle School Comment
  • All SEEING Eyes!

    Mrs. Venegas is asking for $987.01:
    My students need an easel for better visibility and more storage space to focus and for engagement.
    Sawyer Elementary School - Sawyer Building Comment

2 days ago

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  • Copies Make Connections

    Mrs. Kelly is asking for $335.71:
    My students need access to visual and auditory means of learning and practice everyday. Without the use of a classroom printer, the students are not being given the chance to be their best.
    W Christopher Elementary School Comment
  • Clean, Mean, and Ready to Learn!

    Teacher Flores is asking for $206.74:
    My students need Kleenex, disinfecting wipes, and air freshener to make their educational space healthy, clean, and inviting.
    James Shields Elementary School Comment

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

  • Stop this scam! None of my children needed clerical supplies to find jobs in H.S. They walked to businesses and applied or made application online. You are creating victims by making them feel they need this kind of subsidy.

    Do you realize that CPS teachers make on average 20%-30% more...

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    Stop this scam! None of my children needed clerical supplies to find jobs in H.S. They walked to businesses and applied or made application online. You are creating victims by making them feel they need this kind of subsidy.

    Do you realize that CPS teachers make on average 20%-30% more than the average person in Chicago? And, kids graduate without marketable skills.

    Ask their parents for the money. CPS is a money hole because all is given free, not earned. These kids learn dependency and are doomed by this trash.

    Stop encouraging socialism. As Dickens points out in The Christmas Story when Scrooge is asked to donate to charity, he asked" Why should I give to charity, the government already took my money and opened the Poorhouses." The tragedy of government give-aways is not that the poor do not have enough, it is that the wealthy feel relieved of their responsibility to help those with less.

    The government already took our money to fund schools that graduate kids that cannot read, write, add, subtract, multiply and divide.

  • Bruce Brighton Park

    I was thinking the same thing Jake.

4 days ago

  • Digital Multi-Language Classroom Resource.

    Mr. Crall is asking for $993.05:
    My students need a subscription to TIME magazine which will give them access to both English and Spanish resources that provide current events so they may grow their literacy skills.
    Nightingale Elementary School Comment

6 days ago

  • 360 Videos for VR Experiences

    Mr. Gill is asking for $589.26:
    My students need a Ricoh Theta 360 degree camera and accessories to create Virtual Reality experiences.
    Curie Metropolitan High School Comment

Sep 11

Updated 6 days ago

  • The Benefits of Diverse Communities (Part 2)

    Ms. Ovalle is asking for $844.22:
    My students need an iPad, an iPad cover, a charging station, adapters, Scholastic magazines and supplies to create tolerance service projects.
    Curie Metropolitan High School

Sep 12

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Sep 10

  • Digital Multi-Language Classroom Resource.

    Mr. Crall is asking for $1081.58:
    My students need a subscription to TIME magazine which will give them access to both English and Spanish resources that provide current events so they may grow their literacy skills.
    Nightingale Elementary School Comment

Sep 09

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  • Scholars Need Room to Collaborate!

    Ms. Carmichael is asking for $1690.87:
    My students need appropriate-sized tables to collaborate with their peers and learn.
    UNO-Marquez Comment
  • Help Me Become the Biggest Loser

    Mr. Gabriel is asking for $2139.68:
    My students need heart rate monitors to keep their heart rate in a safe range, Kettle balls, weight, and ropes to help improve their overall muscular strength, and storage unit to secure all equipment.
    Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy Comment
  • Diverse Learners Need to Stay Hydrated!

    Ms. Dobert is asking for $238.36:
    My students need a small fridge to keep their juice, water, and cheese snack cool!
    Curie Metropolitan High School Comment
  • How to be an Includer

    Mrs. S. is asking for $318.59:
    My students need texts, using both girl and not characters to demonstrate tolerance in situations that are applicable to their lives.
    Sawyer Elementary School - Sawyer Building Comment

Sep 06

Updated Sep 07

  • Diverse Learners Have Bellies That Growl!

    Ms. Dobert is asking for $491.64:
    My students need healthy food and snacks like Chex mix, pretzels, fruit cups, and breakfast cereal to fuel growing minds and bodies!
    Curie Metropolitan High School
  • You call chex mix and cereal healthy? What kind of scam is this. You could get a pallet of that junk for $500.

Sep 04

Updated Sep 06

  • Stop already!

    Do you realize that CPS teachers make on average 20%-30% more than the average person in Chicago?

    Ask their parents for the money. The schools are a money hole because all is given free, not earned.

    Stop encouraging socialism. As Dickens points out in The Christmas Story when...

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    Stop already!

    Do you realize that CPS teachers make on average 20%-30% more than the average person in Chicago?

    Ask their parents for the money. The schools are a money hole because all is given free, not earned.

    Stop encouraging socialism. As Dickens points out in The Christmas Story when Scrooge is asked to donate to charity, he asked" Why should I give to charity, the government already took my money and opened the Poorhouses." The tragedy of government give-aways is not that the poor do not have enough, it is that the wealthy feel relieved of their responsibility to help those with less.

    The government already took our money to fund schools that graduate kids that cannot read, write, add, subtract, multiply and divide.

  • Cindy G Good neighbor

    Read the post on the Donors Choose site or hold your comments.

    A portion of the description from the teacher: "My students have a range of disabilities including learning and intellectual disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, autism, as well as health and other physical impairments. Many of them are also English Language Learners and almost all of them come from low-income households. My students show greater enthusiasm and achievement when learning is interactive, interesting and includes technology and high-interest reading materials."

    Some kids need more help than others.

  • I agree, some kids need more help than others, and where do we draw the line?

    The CPS system used our tax dollars to create a dysfunctional system with overpaid babysitters in many of the schools in crime ridden neighborhoods. Politicians and the teachers union have taken our money and...

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    I agree, some kids need more help than others, and where do we draw the line?

    The CPS system used our tax dollars to create a dysfunctional system with overpaid babysitters in many of the schools in crime ridden neighborhoods. Politicians and the teachers union have taken our money and squandered it terribly. Good teachers I know are sickened by the waste and dysfunction, but they stay because they are paid well and get satisfaction from helping their students, in spite of the system. We've given more than our fair share, and to what end? Sorry, my charitable donations go to organizations that I know educate kids from tough situations properly, sometime fixing what CPS has screwed up. Eventually you run out of OPM.

Sep 06

Sep 05

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Sep 04

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  • Analyze That! Microscopic Style! Part 2

    Ms. H. is asking for $1057.68:
    My students need microscopes and slides to conduct investigations while exploring life science units. My students are hard working and are motivated to grow their expertise in the lab like real scientists!
    UNO-Cisneros Gage Park Comment
  • Analyze That! Microscope Style! Part 3

    Ms. H. is asking for $1057.68:
    My students need microscopes and slides to conduct investigations while exploring life science units. My students are hard working and are motivated to grow their expertise in the lab like real scientists!
    UNO-Cisneros Gage Park Comment
  • Project It Please!

    Ms. H. is asking for $749.36:
    My students need this projector so we can correct homework, see videos and use game in the classroom!
    UNO-Cisneros Gage Park Comment
  • Book Bins for Our Leveled Readers

    Mrs. Berry is asking for $510.55:
    My students need book bins to keep their leveled readers for Cafe/Daily 5 time.
    James Shields Elementary School Comment
  • Where Will Reading Take You?

    Ms. G. is asking for $861.67:
    My students need a carpet to use as a comfortable place to read to build a love for literacy.
    James Shields Elementary School Comment
  • Mass Please?

    Ms. H. is asking for $696.42:
    My students need these scales to complete our goal of having enough lab stations for experiments.
    UNO-Cisneros Gage Park Comment
  • Bose Speakers Make Math Videos Magnificient!

    Ms. Moorhouse is asking for $199.67:
    My students need this Bose speaker to hear my PowerPoint lessons and to LISTEN to math videos.
    Brighton Park Elementary School Comment

Sep 02

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  • Wanted! Laminating Machine for Large Math Posters!

    Ms. Moorhouse is asking for $2650.47:
    My students need this laminating machine because this machine will help laminate math posters that 8th graders help create. We want 8th graders to have jobs that promote leadership skills.
    Brighton Park Elementary School Comment
  • A Place For Everyone

    Ms. Lechuga is asking for $607.27:
    My students need a rug large enough for all of them to sit on.
    UNO-Marquez Comment

Aug 30

Updated Sep 01

  • Chrome our success!

    Ms. Centeno is asking for $895.01:
    My students need 4 Chromebooks for their tech. time to meet their technology goals.
    UNO-Spc Daniel Zizumbo
  • Ask their parents for the money. The schools are a money hole because all is given free, not earned.

    Stop encouraging socialism. As Dickens points out in The Christmas Story when Scrooge is asked to donate to charity, he asked" Why should I give to charity, the government already took...

    Read full comment…

    Ask their parents for the money. The schools are a money hole because all is given free, not earned.

    Stop encouraging socialism. As Dickens points out in The Christmas Story when Scrooge is asked to donate to charity, he asked" Why should I give to charity, the government already took my money and opened the Poorhouses." The tragedy of government give-aways is not that the poor do not have enough, it is that the wealthy feel relieved of their responsibility to help those with less.

    The government already took our money to fund schools that graduate kids that cannot read, write, add, subtract, multiply and divide.

  • Fellow Resident-Non PC liflong B.P. resident.

    You yell em Jake!

Sep 01

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  • Making Time for TIME!

    Mrs. S. is asking for $192.92:
    My students need TIME nonfiction texts for guided reading groups, in their special education classroom.
    Sawyer Elementary School - Sawyer Building Comment
  • Independence Through Literacy Centers

    Ms. Perez-Meza is asking for $387.49:
    My students need plastic book bins (I currently have IKEA paper ones), items for independent word work (for centers) and a more inviting area to do our independent reading (we only have a carpet).
    UNO-Marquez Comment

Aug 31

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  • Technology for the Curious

    Ms. Iturbe-Mendes is asking for $1897.59:
    My students need technology (Chromebooks and headphones) in the classroom because technology classes have been cut in our schools. Learning how to use a computer is important in the 21st century and for differentiation in the classroom.
    UNO-Pfc Omar Torres Comment
  • Imagination Exploration!

    Mrs. Worthy is asking for $431.96:
    My students need to be able to use their imagination while learning and having fun with puppets!
    Sawyer Elementary School - Sawyer Building Comment
  • Build a Better Mousetrap (Race Car)

    Mr. Lentino is asking for $524.06:
    My students need Carolina STEM Challenge Mousetrap Car Kits to learn engineering and physics.
    Burroughs Elementary School Comment
  • Improving Language Skills for My ESL Students

    Mrs. Berry is asking for $171.39:
    My students need to build their language skills. Many of my students come from bilingual homes and need more direct instruction with language skills. My students need language journals.
    James Shields Elementary School Comment

Aug 29

Updated Aug 30

  • A Good Book & A Comfy Spot

    Ms. Thibeau is asking for $521.98:
    My students need beanbag seats, books on CD, and CD players to create a comfy spot to listen to a good book.
    Nightingale Elementary School
  • Bruce Brighton Park

    I thought the idea was to read books not listen to them.

Aug 29

Updated Aug 30

  • Reading and Understanding Tolerance

    Teacher B. is asking for $470.01:
    My students need critically acclaimed books that are thought-provoking and will encourage reflection and conversation with other students, friends and family.
    Curie Metropolitan High School
  • Try Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and make them buy it with their money. The schools are a money hole because all is given free, not earned.

    Stop encouraging socialism. As Dickens points out in The Christmas Story when Scrooge is asked to donate to charity, he asked" Why should...

    Read full comment…

    Try Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and make them buy it with their money. The schools are a money hole because all is given free, not earned.

    Stop encouraging socialism. As Dickens points out in The Christmas Story when Scrooge is asked to donate to charity, he asked" Why should I give to charity, the government already took my money for that purpose." The tragedy of government give-aways is not that the poor do not have enough, it is that the wealthy feel relieved of their responsibility to help those with less.

Aug 29

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • A Place for Me

    Ms. Thibeau is asking for $619.18:
    My students need a place to sit. The new rug will be placed closer to the board to assist those who need to be front and center. The wobble chairs help those who struggle sitting still.
    Nightingale Elementary School Comment
  • Creative Young Minds In Need Of Tools.

    Mrs. F. is asking for $984.26:
    My students need pencils, notebooks, sharpeners, backpacks, and other basic school tools.
    Brighton Park Elementary School Comment
  • We All Learn Differently!

    Ms. Perez-Meza is asking for $596.45:
    My students need different supports to learn. Some need to be active while they work (wobble chairs), some need help with words because English is their second language (word cards), and some need to experience math (puzzles).
    UNO-Marquez Comment

Aug 26

Updated Aug 28

  • Bruce Brighton Park

    You got to be f******g kidding me. Since when do you have to be comfortable to enjoy reading. Geeez.

  • Cindy G Good neighbor

    In case you missed it, here's some pertinent info from the DonorsChoose listing: "Each student has a different level of challenge. Some have learning disabilities, some have autism and emotional disorders. They all also struggle socially. My students need to feel at home and comfortable in our classroom so they will take risks and work hard on a daily basis." I think this teacher is better qualified than most of us to decide what tools her students need. It's too bad she has to go begging for it.

Aug 28

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  • Bookshelves for Book Lovers

    Mrs. Berry is asking for $908.09:
    My students need a cozy library where they can find books that will continue their love for reading. I have wonderful titles for my students but not a great place to store them. WE need shelves.
    James Shields Elementary School Comment
  • Scientists in Need of Technology!!

    Ms. Lane is asking for $469.49:
    My students need two classroom Chromebooks to access Scientific Virtual labs to enrich the classroom learning.
    James Shields Middle School Comment

Aug 26

Updated Aug 27

  • Party! Party! Party!

    Ms. Timlin is asking for $584.41:
    My students need party supplies to celebrate the holidays and form special memories.
    Irene Hernandez Middle School

Aug 26

Updated Aug 27

  • Math is Science, Science is Math!

    Ms. H. is asking for $507.54:
    My students need these calculators. We have so much math embedded in our curriculum.
    UNO-Cisneros Gage Park
  • Bruce Brighton Park

    In my day we never had calculators. We used paper and pencil and brain power. Funny thing it actually works.

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