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

Amazing Authors in Writers Workshop

Help me give my students the basic supplies needed for our daily Writers Workshop.

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are awesome! I teach at a Philadelphia Public School that qualifies for Title I funding. My entire class qualifies for free breakfast and lunch. Most of my students live in a single parent household and some of them are being cared for by a foster family or extended family members.

Despite the challenges my students face, they come each day with a great attitude.

Many of them have faced hardships that you would never want any child to ever experience. I provide a safe, nurturing environment where kids can learn and progress.

My Project

The materials and supplies I am requesting will help me to implement Writers Workshop in my classroom. We are in need of paper for authors to gather and record their ideas. The gel pens will allow them to choose the writing instrument that helps spark creativity. Binders will help us to organize our materials, keep up with original graphic organizers, and provide a place for directions and writing rubrics. As my inspiring authors gather thoughts and ideas, they will use Post-It Notes to record and take ideas back to their writing area to begin their assignments. The donations to this project will help to improve my students' writing.

By implementing the Writer's Workshop model, my students will become true authors and illustrators.

We will use these materials to gain skills as authors and illustrators. I have tried to begin Writer's Workshop model; however, I really need your support to make this model work and help my writers grow!

Mrs. Wilson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP873 - Magnetic Folder Bins - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.50 1 $22.50
Staples Gel Pens, Assorted Set, Assorted Ink, 36/Pack (20197) • Staples Advantage $19.29 1 $19.29
Staples Desktop Stapler, Fastening Capacity: 20 Sheets • Staples Advantage $7.49 2 $14.98
Post-it Recycled Super Sticky Notes, 4" x 4" Bali Collection, Lined, 100 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads/Pack (6756SSNRP) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $11.70 1 $11.70
Scotch Magic Greener Tape, 3/4" x 900", 12 Boxes/Pack (812-12P) • Staples Advantage $10.00 1 $10.00
ScotchBlue Painter's Masking Tape, Blue, 3" Core, 1" x 60yds. • Staples Advantage $6.39 1 $6.39
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 400/Pack (14804) • Staples Advantage $6.25 1 $6.25
Staples Standard View Binder with D-Rings, White, 350 Sheet Capacity, 1-1/2" Ring • Staples Advantage $2.93 2 $5.86
Staples Standard View Binder with D-Rings, Black, 220 Sheet Capacity, 1" Ring • Staples Advantage $2.83 2 $5.66
Sticky Back Round Coins, 5/8" Size, White • Staples Advantage $2.99 1 $2.99
VELCRO Glue Dots, Removable, 1/2" diameter, 80/Ct • Staples Advantage $2.89 1 $2.89
VELCRO Sticky Back Sticky Tape; Black, 15/Pack • Staples Advantage $2.79 1 $2.79

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