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Ms. Dunbar from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Awakening Future Authors With the Write Stuff

Help me give my students memorable creative writing journals and a classroom book set with a strong female main character.

  • $488 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 25 of the most phenomenal human beings in America. Their diligence drives me to work harder each day. This year my class has dubbed itself, THE GREATEST class in our school. As such, they strive for excellence in all they do. No one walks the halls like they do because they are ... THE GREATEST. When they work, nobody works harder because... they are THE GREATEST. They were the undefeated “homework heroes”for 8 weeks straight because they determined to be undefeated all year. Most importantly, my class is a family. They love and support each other even when it is not easy because that’s what families do. But what I admire most about my kids, is that when they stumble, fall or fail, they get back up, redouble their efforts and try again, because they are determined to be... THE GREATEST.

My Project

My students have grown to treasure their writing time over the past few months of school. They fill their writing notebooks with the cutest, quirkiest, most creative pieces. I know having a place to “publish” their pieces would motivate my little authors to write even more. They will use their draw and write journals to publish a variety of writings from short stories to fables to poetry. Best of all, students will get to take their journals home at the end of the year to continue developing their new-found joy of writing. The class set of Pippi Longstalkings will be used during our DEAR (drop everything and read) time. Each student having their own copy of the book will allow students to follow along as I read plus Introduce students to a strong female main character.

Ms. Dunbar
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pippi Longstocking • Amazon Business $6.99 25 $174.75
Draw And Write Journal: Writing Drawing Journal For Kids • Amazon Business $6.99 25 $174.75
Cliffhanger Writing Prompts: 30 One-Page Story Starters That Fire Up Kids’ Imaginations and Help Them Develop Strong Narrative Writing Skills • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
How to Write a Sentence, Grades 3-5 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
How to Write a Paragraph, Grades 3-5 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$378.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$414.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.16

Total project goal

$487.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$487.72

6 Donors

-$389.00

Donations toward project cost

-$330.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.35

match offer

-$98.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$83.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.81

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$0.00

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