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Ms. Albert from San Jose CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Becoming Real Authors!

My students need 31 writing portfolio binders, 31 hardcover books, 31 composition notebooks, with folders, pens and pencils.

  • $491 goal

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I teach 31 incredible 5th graders in a high poverty school in California. My students face numerous challenges, but they come to school every day ready to learn and do their best!

With so much emphasis on reading and math test scores, writing often gets put on the back burner at my school. However, I know it's something my students desperately need more help with in order to be successful later in life. I'm committed to implementing a Writer's Workshop, which I know will truly benefit to my students, but my school lacks the budget for the basic supplies that my students and I need to get started.

The basic supplies I've requested will get my class started on their journey to become real authors! They will be able to keep their thoughts in their journals, their "in progress" work in their folders, and their finished work in their portfolios. Students will all have pencils and pens to edit their peers' work and grow as writers! Our year will culminate with the students taking their best writing and turning it into their own typed and illustrated hard cover book!

Thank you so much for your consideration. Your help will give my students the gift of writing—something they will take with them for the rest of their life!

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

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson Jones(R) Basic Round Ring Binder, 1/2 Ring, Blue • Office Depot Inc. $2.85 31 $88.35
Office Depot(R) Brand Recycled Twin-Pocket Portfolios With Fasteners, Light Blue, Pack Of 10 • Office Depot Inc. $8.99 4 $35.96
National(R) Brand Composition Book, 10 x 7 7/8, College Ruled, 160 Pages (80 Sheets) • Office Depot Inc. $2.18 31 $67.58
Paper Mate(R) EraserMate(R) Pens, 1.0 mm, Medium Point, Blue Barrel, Blue Ink, Pack Of 5 • Office Depot Inc. $2.51 6 $15.06
Paper Mate(R) EraserMate(R) Pens, 1.0 mm, Medium Point, Red Barrel, Red Ink, Pack Of 5 • Office Depot Inc. $2.51 6 $15.06
Dixon(R) Oriole Pencils, Yellow, No. 2 Soft Lead, Presharpened, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $1.99 8 $15.92
AA774 - Blank Hardcover Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 3 $89.85
AA773 - Blank Hardcover Book - Each • Lakeshore Learning $3.29 1 $3.29

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