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Mrs. Dombrowski from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Adding Creativity in Creative Writing

Help me give my students their own pens and journals to keep for our poetry writing class. I hope if students have unique materials then it may help spark their creativity.

  • $179 goal

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My Students

I work in a Chicago inner-city school where materials and activities outside the classroom are considered a luxury for some. Unfortunately, at times that has included basic classroom supplies. As the 8th grade ELA teacher, I find it necessary for my students to have the correct tools in their learning which, hopefully, will lead to a love of reading and writing in the classroom so my students can become lifelong learners both in and out of the classroom.

My Project

I have a small group of students for a creative writing/poetry class I see weekly. During this class I encourage my students to explore topics and write outside their comfort zones by writing about what matters to them, but in a poetic way. I would like to give each student a gift of a writing journal along with colored pens to spark their creativity. These items are different from our usual classroom supplies in my ELA class. I think new writing supplies will excite them to write. These separate materials for my special creative writing/poetry class will be given to each student to keep and continue to write in on their own.

Mrs. Dombrowski
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scentco Tri-Color Smens - Scented Multi Color Pens, Medium Point, Grape, Orange, Watermelon, Apple - 4 Count • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
XYark 12 PCS Colorful Blank Notebook Journals Bulk, 60 Pages, 5.5 x8.3 inch, A5 Unlined Travel Journal Set for Travelers, Kids, Students and Office, Writing Drawing Sketchbook Diary Subject Notebooks • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
12 Pack Subject Notebook Journals Bulk for Travelers, Class and Office, Diary Writing Memo Book Planner with Lined Paper, College Ruled, 60 Pages/ 30 Sheets, 5.5x8.3 inch, Travel Note Book Set, XYark • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Paper Mate InkJoy 100RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 20 Pack (1951396) • Amazon Business $5.09 3 $15.27
Kraft Notebook - 12-Pack Lined Notebook Journals, Pocket Journal for Travelers, Diary, Notes - 6 Different Adventure and Travel Designs, Soft Cover, 80 Pages, Brown, 4 x 5.75 Inches • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Spectrum Diversified Teardrop Storage Basket, Large, Industrial Gray • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Pocket Notebook Set (12 NotebooksTotal) 3.25" x 5.25" Lined Pages, Stitched Binding, 4 Different Designs Stationery Notepad • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97

Materials cost

$119.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.72

Total project goal

$178.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.12

1 Donor

-$178.12

Donations toward project cost

-$151.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.72

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$0.00

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