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Mrs. Spiker from Blackfoot ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Aspiring Writers Seek Tools of the Trade

Help me give my students a variety of stationery worthy of holding their thoughts and words as they develop as writers.

  • $234 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students…how do I put into words the young minds entrusted to my charge that will grow and change the world through respect, creativity, energy, excitement, knowledge, problem-solving, and collaborating…I don’t. Instead, I spur them into action by constructing an environment filled with opportunities that challenge them to think and grow beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.

My students come from various cultures and socioeconomic levels, but in my class they are a family of learners, growing through experience, mistakes, trials, determination, perseverance, hard work.

I tell my students to dream big and in return, they challenge me to dream bigger. They do not want to be bystanders in their learning but at the center of the action creating, constructing, and exploring. The focus is not on the learning of today but the education they will need to make a lasting impact on the world of tomorrow.

My students are my heroes. In a world where I can be anything, I am thankful and honored to be their teacher. However, I cannot be the teacher my students deserve, and I aspire to be without help from the outside community. You are the dream makers.

My Project

My students are writers under construction. They begin the school year learning how to hold their pencil, write their name and form letters in the correct formation. By Christmas, they are writing words and sentences. In springtime, they are writing reports complete with a topic sentence, supporting details and a concluding sentence. The development of their writing skills is absolutely AMAZING!

My kindergarten writers need to have their writing celebrated in a special way!

Moving through the writing process can be an enormous challenge for five and six-year-old students. The method of editing, revising and rewriting requires patience and perseverance - by the bucket loads. My students can rise to the challenge when they have the opportunity to select a celebratory piece of holiday, seasonal or fun stationery in which to record their final draft. They are so proud of themselves as they meticulously copy their writing for the last time onto their beautiful paper. It is crazy how something so simple can have such a profound effect on their ability to see the process through from beginning to end.

The donations to this project will provide stationery decorated with pumpkins, trees, shapes, snowflakes, dots, stars, and swirls which will inspire my students to persevere through each step of the writing process. Providing them stationery for recording their final draft allows their hard work to be celebrated and shared.

Mrs. Spiker
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Barker Creek In the Groove Computer Paper, 8.5" x 11", 50 sheets EA of four designs, 200 sheets/Set • Quill.com $21.84 1 $21.84
Barker Creek Chevron & Dots Computer Paper, 8.5" x 11", 50 sheets EA of four designs, 200 sheets/Set • Quill.com $21.24 1 $21.24
Great Papers Holiday Stationery Frosted Holiday Wishes , 250/Count • Quill.com $14.02 1 $14.02
Great Papers Holiday Stationery Kit Winter Flakes, 25/Count • Quill.com $13.08 1 $13.08
Great Papers! Holiday Stationery Kit, Woodsy Pine, 8.5" x 11" Letterhead, 9.5" x 4.25" Envelopes, 25 Each (2017009KIT) • Quill.com $12.15 1 $12.15
Great Papers Lacy Tree Stationery • Quill.com $11.39 1 $11.39
Great Papers Holiday Stationery Peppermint Twist , 80/Count • Quill.com $9.85 1 $9.85
Great Papers! Holiday Stationery, Cookie Exchange, 8.5" x 11", 80 Sheets (2017204) • Quill.com $7.64 1 $7.64
Great Papers! Holiday Stationery, Pumpkin Sunflower, 8.5" x 11", 80 Sheets (2017014) • Quill.com $7.64 1 $7.64
Great Papers Holiday Stationery Six Trees , 80/Count • Quill.com $7.39 1 $7.39
Barker Creek Africa Stationery Decorative Paper 8.5" x 11", Brown (LL721) • Quill.com $7.39 1 $7.39
Great Papers! Holiday Stationery, 8.5" x 11", Beautiful Winter, 80 Count (2015100) • Quill.com $7.22 1 $7.22
Great Papers Holiday Stationery, Harvest Apples, 80/Count • Quill.com $7.05 1 $7.05
Great Papers Clover Dots Letterhead, 80/Pack • Quill.com $4.92 1 $4.92
Teacher Created Resources 8 1/2" x 11" Fancy Stars Computer Paper • Quill.com $3.48 1 $3.48

Materials cost

$156.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$198.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.96

Total project goal

$233.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$233.06

9 Donors

-$230.76

Donations toward project cost

-$198.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.30

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$0.00

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