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Ms. Drips from Winters CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Needs to Succeed with Writing!

My students need lined paper, sharpie pens, construction paper of various colors, felt erasers, etc. to develop and display their creative writing pieces in class!

  • $400 goal

This project expired on January 3, 2016.

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My Students

Students will be using these tools to write their drafts and improve their work using our current writing program "WriteSteps." As their writing pieces get edited and then published, they will be able to mount them on various colors of construction paper to be displayed in the classroom and school.

My classroom consists of 24 students who are eager to learn and are from diverse backgrounds.

They live in a rural area with low economic status. We are part of a kindergarten through fifth grade public school with approximately 700 students. Our school is currently designated by the State of California as a PI (Program Improvement). This means that we have not met our achievement goals in Language Arts or Mathematics for several years, so we need to work hard on basic academics. Writing is the pillar of support that my students need to achieve.

My Project

Students will be using these writing supplies such as lined paper, construction paper, erasers, sharpies, and the rest of the supplies to edit their rough drafts and enhance their pieces of writing. Our writing areas that we focus on will improve ideas, organization, word choice, voice, sentence fluency, and conventions. As their writing improves, so will their reading growth and eagerness to write. Then, their work will be published on construction paper and multi-mediums for display. Utilizing these materials will have a significant impact on student motivation with writing.

Your generous donations will excite and motivate my students to express themselves through their writing.

Hopefully my students will become eager writers. Since it has been proven that writing helps increase reading ability, we should see tremendous growth in that area as well. I look forward to seeing how developing these writing skills will positively change their lives for the better.

Ms. Drips
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER ASTROBRIGHT 24LB 8.5X11 ASSORTED WAU21289 PACK OF 500 • School Specialty $17.03 2 $34.06
CHALK SIDEWALK SET OF 52 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $4.69 7 $32.83
ERASER STUDENT CLASS PACK OF 12. • School Specialty $13.91 2 $27.82
PAPER ZNR/BLSR GR-2-3 SW RLD 8X10.5 REAM • School Specialty $6.35 3 $19.05
PAPER SOFT SCRATCH MULTICOLOR 8-1/2X11 PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $18.99 1 $18.99
MARKER BLACK FINE SHARPIE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $8.49 2 $16.98
PAPER MNSCRPT LW ALT/RUL 11X8.5 SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $4.61 3 $13.83
CONST PPR 12X18 YELLOW RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.97 2 $5.94
CONST PPR 12X18 MAGENTA RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.97 2 $5.94
CONST PPR 12X18 BLUE RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.97 2 $5.94
CONST PPR 12X18 RED RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.97 2 $5.94
CONST PPR 12X18 BLU GREEN RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.97 2 $5.94
CONST PPR 12X18 GREEN RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.97 2 $5.94
CONST PPR 12X18 ORANGE RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.97 2 $5.94
CONST PPR 12X18 BLACK RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.97 2 $5.94
CONST PPR 9X12 WHITE RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $1.48 4 $5.92
STAPLES STANDARD 210/STRIP PK/5000 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.22 4 $4.88
CONST PPR 12X18 WHITE RIVERSIDE 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.97 1 $2.97
PUSH PIN CLEAR 3/8''L PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.31 2 $2.62

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