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Mrs. Soto from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Motivated and Inspired Group of First Grade Writers

Help me give my students white boards, markers, and writing supplies to help them become successful writers.

  • $475 goal

This project expired on January 22, 2020.

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My Students

I have a group of 26 first graders. Most of them are hispanic, since I have the ESOL friendly classroom. They come from a low income and challenging environment, but they love school and are eager to learn.

My kids are fun and caring and enjoy coming to school everyday.

In our classroom we do many activities that promote learning. Some of them are hands on (a lot of cutting, pasting, creating) We do a lot of writing and sharing. Technology is also available. They love it!

I believe that they deserve the same opportunity to succeed as any other kid in our country (no matter where they come from)

My Project

Our first grade class is eager to learn to write sentences and paragraphs. They are learning letters and sounds. They are learning how to put those letters together to write words and eventually sentences. This is an important part of their development. With the right tools, they will be successful in their goal to become better writers.

The white boards and markers as well as the clear covers will help them practice writing.

This will facilitate brainstorming, boost productivity, allow for quick assessment, and will make learning fun.

The crayons, pencils, and glue are also necessary tools that will allow them to improve their writing skills in a creative way.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sparco Clear Plastic Pencil Box, Polypropylene, Plastic, Clear, For Pen/Pencil, Marker, Accessories, 1 Each • Staples Advantage $2.59 30 $77.70
Charles Leonard Set of 12 Dry Erase Lapboards, 9 x 12 Inches, Masonite, Two Sided, Lined/Plain White, 12 Each (35120) • Amazon Business $23.99 3 $71.97
June Gold 39 Assorted Colored Dry Erase Whiteboard Markers, 13 Unique Colors, Chisel Tip, Low Odor, Comfortable Grip & Vivid Lines • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Crayola Crayons, School & Art Supplies, Bulk 6 Pack of 24Count • Amazon Business $10.35 5 $51.75
Charles Leonard Reusable Clear Dry Erase Pockets, Holds Worksheets Up To 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Colored Piping, 10-Pack of Pockets (29010) • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $26.72 1 $26.72
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, Dries Clear, 0.24-oz Stick,60-Pack • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Bulk Pencils - #2 HB Pencil - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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