37 hours ago

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

  • Senior Trip to D.C.!

    Ms. Bayliss is asking for $7797.06:
    My students need this trip to Washington D.C. in order to develop valuable independent functioning and social skills and learn about our country’s history and government.
    Vaughn Occupational High School Comment
  • Creative Innovation

    Ms. A. is asking for $674.14:
    I need Professional Development to continue to deliver a high-quality Computer Science curriculum that is relevant and will prepare our students for high school and beyond.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

2 days ago

  • If You Build It, They Will Come!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $1039.81:
    My students need various builder sets, snap circuits, and MakerSpace games to create a Family STEAM night experience that will create an opportunity to learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) while enriching family engagement.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

3 days ago

  • Ringing in the New Year with the Basics!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $417.99:
    My students need basic classroom supplies such as pencils, notebooks, glue sticks, and copy paper to be successful in the new year.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Dec 05

  • It's Going to Be a Wonderful Christmas! (Part 3)

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $498.65:
    My students need their own copies of the book Auggie & Me and Choose Kind t-shirts to wear their mental and emotional strength on their sleeve by choosing kindness and having empathy for others.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Nov 29

Updated Dec 01

  • Please search out and read the numerous studies that show the dangers of wireless technology, especially on growing brains. As a teacher, it is your responsibility to keep your students safe. Your students do not need wireless headphones. Their little brains are being radiated enough from their cell phones. Please educate yourself.

  • AnnM is on the right track. Analog (paper & pencil) and physical calculators create brain pathways to build upon for life.

Nov 22

Updated Nov 27

  • It's Going to be a WONDERful Christmas! (Part 2)

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $484.46:
    My students need their own copies of the book Wonder that they can keep at home, Choose Kind t-shirts, and Wonder mini book necklaces to wear their mental and emotional strength wherever they go.
    Smyser Elementary School
  • Take=Take=Take
    That's Ms. Edwards' teaching legacy.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I made a macaroni necklace when i was in school. Teachers made my parents supply the macaroni and $tring! On top of paying tuition!

Nov 19

Updated Nov 23

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Let me rephrase, the teacher has a expensive habit to beg like this or the school is broke .

  • Mute Mute Me

    I swear i unsubscribed from these dont know why i still have to see them!

Nov 23

  • Keeping the Wiggles Away!

    Ms. Gikas is asking for $446.27:
    My students need Kids Kore wobble chairs and Flexi-Felt Silence Sliders to help keep focus for all learners during workshop.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Nov 20

  • It's Going to be a WONDERful Christmas!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $496.22:
    My students need their own copies of the book Wonder that they can keep and choose kind necklaces to promote a healthy sense of well-being by choosing kindness.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Nov 18

Nov 17

  • Book Truck! Beep! Beep!

    Ms. Porter is asking for $357.65:
    My students need a mobile library to get the most out of reading!
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Nov 15

  • Sitting for Success!

    Mrs. Heffron is asking for $378.11:
    My students need these sitting cushion to wiggle while sitting. They also need these finger fidgets which help with focus, sensory integration and feeling of well-being. Lastly, I added foot fidgets, a perfect combination.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Nov 13

Nov 12

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

  • Board Books for Little Learners

    Ms. Pfeiffer is asking for $519.38:
    My students need developmentally appropriate board books to engage them in literature!
    Reinberg Elementary School Comment
  • Classroom Store, So We Can Soar! (Part 2)

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $528.52:
    My students need color-by-number books, coloring sketch books, and pen sets to keep their inventory replenished which will help them successfully manage our classroom store.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Nov 10

Updated Nov 11

  • Classroom Store, So We Can Soar!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $525.81:
    My students need a variety of classroom reward items such as; journals, fidget spinners, slime, and more to keep their inventory replenished which will help them successfully manage our classroom store.
    Smyser Elementary School

Nov 10

Nov 06

  • Learning Through STEM

    Ms. Gikas is asking for $481.87:
    My students need STEM projects to help them think like scientists and engineers as they explore the STEM design process and solve problems. We need stations and kits.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Nov 04

  • Sweet Home ISTE!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $626.38:
    I need help covering the cost of registration for a 4-day ISTE conference in Chicago to learn new and innovative ways to use technology in my classroom.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Nov 03

  • Science Everywhere

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $441.27:
    My students need a laptop computer and a case to carry out this project.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Oct 31

  • Math Mania!

    Mrs. Showalter is asking for $446.68:
    My students need math literature books and hands-on resources to enhance our math center; these materials will be the highlight of our math workshop activities.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Oct 28

Updated Oct 29

  • Lava girl future resident

    What happened to the 'good ole days' when we all just spoke up louder to be heard?
    FYI... also consider maintenance on the microphones. I think keeping things simple is best.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    How about A ball

Oct 23

  • It's Time to Read Super Interesting News Stories!

    Ms. Leiman is asking for $286.06:
    My students need a weekly magazine to meet goals in reading! The activities we have been using in school have become too familiar and routine. We need more interesting, challenging and fun materials to read!
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Oct 20

Updated Oct 22

  • Classroom Store Galore!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $1482.56:
    My students need a laptop to help manage our inventory of our classroom store items and a variety of classroom reward items such as; fidget brain teaser puzzles, comfy floor seats, books, sharpeners, and more.
    Smyser Elementary School

Oct 16

Updated Oct 22

  • Preserving Our Learning

    Ms. Mamola is asking for $393.55:
    My students need a laminator, laminating pouches, and scissors to preserve their work and educational resources used in the classroom.
    Smyser Elementary School
  • Mute Mute Me

    My students NEED to hire AC/DC to perform during recess to expand their music knowledge and appreciation.

  • @Cindy Bangart still waiting to hear what I don't know about the education system...what say you???

Oct 22

  • Classroom Store, So We Can Soar!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $515.99:
    My students need clipboards, a fun variety of erasers, colorful pens, and mini-eraser kits to keep our classroom store inventory fully stocked with choices for rewards.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Oct 20

Updated Oct 21

  • Project Materials for All Three Classrooms!

    Ms. Gikas is asking for $610.06:
    My students need various materials to help jump start their learning! Students will use Tye Dye, Activity Posters, and school supplies to help enhance their learning. This project will be a grade collaboration in 2nd!
    Smyser Elementary School
  • Materials cost: $481.33

    Project Cost: $610.06

    About $130 profit and bogus expenses like:

    Fulfillment labor & materials: $30.00

    This "altruistic" organization isn't all that altruistic. Click on "Learn More and Contribute" to see "Where Your Donation Goes"

    These requests are out of control.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    So is the city budget

Oct 19

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

  • The Comic Relief in Learning to Read, Chapter 3

    Ms. Mamola is asking for $393.49:
    My students need engaging books to help them improve their fluency and comprehension.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment
  • Community Readers

    Ms. Abarca is asking for $203.42:
    My students need books and maps to help them learn about their communities.
    Portage Park Elementary School Comment
  • This is How We Roll!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $842.18:
    My students need a variety of books from different genres that will capture their interest and increase their love for reading.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

Oct 18

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