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Mrs. W. from New York NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Author's Chair Helps Students Showcase Their Own Writing

The cost of this proposal is [$108.65], including shipping and [fulfillment].

  • $109 goal

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I am a fifth grade teacher in Washington Heights, New York City. As I set up my room this year I was perplexed by one corner of my room that is actually curved instead of squared. Although this curved corner makes it an awkward space, I have decided that this year it will be more than just that corner where nothing seems to fit. This corner is going to be the Writer's Workshop. Along with its curviness that will be a relief from the squared corners of school buildings, it will be filled with images, resources, materials and prompts that will inspire this class's brilliant writers. This corner already has a round table for students to spread out while writing or to confer with their colleagues about their work. But this Writing Corner needs something else, an Author's Chair. This chair will be a sacred space where the author sits to share his or her published work with the rest of the class. This chair will be utterly off limits until a request has been submitted by the author and approved by the teacher for its use. The Author's Chair will show the students the importance of their work as writers, as well as give them a sense of accomplishment and pride in their work. While use of the chair will be taken very seriously, it will be used as part of the great celebration of finishing and publishing a written piece. Please help me provide the means for my students to be inspired to express themselves through their writing.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 34 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CAPTAIN'S GUEST ARM CHAIR -- Boss Captains Guest Armchair; Burgundy • Quill Corporation $80.99 1 $80.99

Materials cost

$80.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$89.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$19.54

Total project goal

$108.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$108.54

1 Donor

-$102.35

Donations toward project cost

-$89.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.19

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$0.00

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