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Ms. McDonald from Cleveland OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Aspire to Inspire the Young Minds of the Future

Help me give my students a strong writing presence and inspire them to tell their story and enhance their writing abilities. Help my students unlock the endless opportunities and possibilities of success.

  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in the urban city of Cleveland Ohio and many of my scholars are faced with challenges that often hinder them from attaining the education that they deserve. They are academically lower than average students with a thirst and hunger to learn, grow and develop.

Every scholar in my classroom comes to school engaged in the learning process, even though the environmental challenges they face.

Our classroom is a project-based learning environment with a variety of learning strategies, including small group instruction, individualized attention, and flexible seating. We teach to the individual learner and every scholar receives the cookie cutter approach. I am so lucky and thankful to have a new group of scholars that are excited and ready to learn each year!

My Project

Writing is a major part of my students' lives! It's important to be able to express yourself in a variety of ways, personally and professionally. As an ELA teacher, it is my passion and purpose to provide my scholars with the tools needed to guide them through the process of writing and prepare them for their future. Our school has a limited supply of paper and only allows one box of paper per quarter. This is not enough paper to properly and effectively provide instruction. During instruction, its my job to individualize learning and treat every learner different and meet them where they are in life.

Ms. McDonald
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $31.56 2 $63.12
OfficePro Electric Pencil Sharpener - For School and Classroom, Helical Steel Blade Sharpens All Pencils Including Color, Auto-Stop Feature, Ultra-Portable - Batteries Included (Pencil Sharpener) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Rose Gold Pens, Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens Fine Point Black Ink Pens Rose Gold Office Supplies with 3 Extra Refills - 3 Pack (Gel Pen) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Dated Elementary Student Planner for Academic Year 2018-2019 (Matrix Style - 8.5"x11" - (Reach for The Stars Cover) - Bonus Ruler/Bookmark and Planning Stickers • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$112.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.36

Total project goal

$169.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$169.08

1 Donor

-$169.08

Donations toward project cost

-$143.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.36

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$0.00

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