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Ms. Samantha Rochester from Piedmont SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Aspiring Authors in Our Room!

Help me give my students the chance to become authors with ALL the materials needed for Writer's Workshop and independent writing!

  • $329 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My inclusion classroom is made up of 20 amazing, thoughtful, and kind-hearted third-graders whose love for learning blows me away each and every day I spend with them. My school is a high poverty Title I school with 100% of students receiving free lunch. My students are often faced with adult situations at home that no 8 or 9 years old should ever have to face including homelessness, drug addiction, foster care, mental health issues, medical problems, immigration, abuse, and extreme poverty. Their ability to overcome these obstacles and maintain a willingness to learn and develop as individuals in the classroom amazes me. They pour their hearts and souls into their work, each other, and their teacher each time they walk through the door of our room.

My Project

Writer's workshop is a time during our day where students become engaged in certain aspects of writing. A mini lesson is taught, focused on a specific skill, and then students are given an opportunity to write independently on self-selected topics. One of my favorite things about teaching is being able to see student creativity through writing and art.

This particular group of aspiring authors never want to stop writing!

This project contains materials to build each child in my classroom a writer's binder. In each binder, there will be a folder to house draft writing, a notebook that contains student ideas and notes on grammar and spelling, as well as sheet protectors that include copies of anchor charts and reminders of student learning throughout the year. A pencil pouch with new pencils, erasers, and pens will be included with each binder so that no matter where they are, my authors have all the things they need to be successful writers!

These materials will help my students focus their ideas, and grow their writing throughout the year! These binders can be used for many classes to come, creating aspiring authors in all students that enter our room!

Ms. Samantha Rochester
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsill Economy 3 Ring Binder Organizer, 1.5 Inch Round Ring Binder, Customizable Clear View Cover, Black Bulk Binder 12 Pack • Amazon Business $32.99 2 $65.98
Mead Spiral Notebook, PACK OF 18 DIFFERENT COLORS, 1-Subject College Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks, Included Pastel Color Cute school Notebooks, 70 Pages • Amazon Business $24.79 2 $49.58
WODISON 24 Packs 3 Ring Binder Pen Pencil Case Pouch Bulk Set Stationery Bag for School Class Office \ (Light Blue) • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Sheet Page Protectors Binder Sleeves - Designed to Protect Frequently Used 8.5 x 11 Plastic Covers for Paper, for 3 Ring Binders, 400ct • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Smead Poly Snap-in Two-Pocket Folder, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 10 per Pack (87939) • Amazon Business $10.41 2 $20.82
Pink Erasers Pack of 100 - Large Size, Latex & Smudge Free - Bulk School Supplies for Classrooms, Teachers, Homeschool, Office, Art Class, and More! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
JM-capricorns 24pcs 9 x 4-1/2 inches Waterproof Plastic Double Layer Zipper File Bags Invoice Pouches Bill Bag Pencil Pouch Pen Bag (10 Color) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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