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Mrs. Welsh from New Castle DE is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Post-It Is Worth A Thousand Words

My students need writing supplies to encourage more individual, partner and group writing and sharing. Post it notes, chart paper, pencils, and pens will all help.

  • $296 goal

This project expired on December 12, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."-Jackie Robinson. In my classroom and school I strive to have a positive impact on the students.

The socioeconomic level at my school is 100% free breakfast, snack, and lunch.

No money changes hands at my school. With that in mind, we cannot ask for school supplies from the families and most children do not even come to school with pencils. And, who doesn't love getting new school supplies? Our school is one of the few places where these children have an opportunity. We strive to help each child achieve his or her full potential but that can be difficult without needed supplies. This becomes quite a large personal expense for every teacher every year.

My Project

The materials I am requesting are to enhance individual, partner and group writing. My students will be able to express themselves with a word, a phrase, sentences or paragraphs using the pencils, pens, and markers. My vision is to incorporate creative writing activities daily in my classroom. Using a Post-it, each child can write 1-3 adjectives to describe themselves. We can post them on the classroom easel or doorway. The larger Post-it notes can be used by partners to collaborate and write a summary of a story they read together and then share with the class or another pair of students. The chart paper will be used by groups of 4-6 students at the end of a unit to summarize what they know about a topic. For math, Post-its can be used in many ways: Ex: write an equation or show problem solving strategies.

These are simple ideas but I have so many more.

I am excited to do more writing in more creative ways than just in a notebook. This will get the students so excited about writing. I will be able to take the Common Core standards and make them more relevant and meaningful to my students. This will be a great way to share in reading, writing and math and will make it more fun for my students. My students are amazing and deserve an amazing school year that is not limited by what they can afford.

Mrs. Welsh
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad, 25 x 30.5 Inches, 30-Sheet Pad (2 Pack) • Amazon $31.23 2 $62.46
LolliZ Gel Pens | 48 Gel Pen Set - 2 Pack | These are Quality Gel Ink Pens | Multi Colored | Fine Ink Ballpoint Pens | Smooth, Anti Skip, Vibrant Color - Neon , Pastel, Metalic, Glitter | A Great Range of Colors in This Gel Pen Set | Manufactured to the Highest Standard and Complete with a Full Product Replacement Guarantee. • Amazon $19.95 2 $39.90
School Smart Number 2 Pencils with Latex Free Erasers - Pack of 144 - Assorted Colors • Amazon $16.25 2 $32.50
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted Colors, Box of 8 (22478) • Amazon $6.99 4 $27.96
Sharpie Accent Tank-Style Highlighters, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (25053) • Amazon $5.99 4 $23.96
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Colors of the World Collection, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro (654-5SSRD) • Amazon $11.11 1 $11.11
Post-it Super Sticky Notes--Assorted, 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 Inches, 45-Sheet Pad (4 Pack) • Amazon $9.99 2 $19.98

Materials cost

$217.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.32

Total project goal

$295.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.46

2 Donors

-$134.57

Donations toward project cost

-$125.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

match offer

-$147.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.16

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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