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Ms. Mergen from Saint Cloud MN is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Essentials to Improve Writing

Help me give my students the chance to practice basic skills to improve their writing and reading!

  • $352 goal

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My Students

My students are funny, determined, kind, and smart, and they are working toward sharing these traits with one another. They also are learning how to show others these traits in a more formal setting. Since many of these students are more comfortable with interacting with others through their phones than in a face-to-face environment, one of my goals as their teacher is to provide opportunities for them to practice sharing their amazing personalities with one another in an entirely in-person environment.

My Project

Studies have shown that physically writing helps students retain information and improve skills, but providing the materials to practice this can be costly for teachers. By helping me with this project, you will be helping students practice their writing skills by providing them with the tools they need to succeed (pens, pencils, glue, paper). While these tools might seem to be inexpensive, many students come to school without these essentials, so I often need to provide them for the students who need them most. With these tools, students will be able to write by hand and physically edit their work.

Ms. Mergen
Grades 9-12

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TRU RED Pre-Sharpened Wooden Pencil, 2.2mm, #2 Medium Lead, 72/Pack (TR58564) • Staples $4.33 20 $86.60
Elmer's School Glue Sticks, 0.24 oz., 30/Pack (E555) • Staples $10.83 5 $54.15
Staples 1 Subject Notebook, 8" x 10-1/2", College Ruled, 48/Pack (27498CT) • Staples $35.99 1 $35.99
TRU RED 1-Subject Notebooks, 8" x 10.5", College Ruled, 70 Sheets, Assorted Colors, 6/Pack (TR58376) • Staples $9.99 3 $29.97
Staples 2-Pocket Presentation Folders, Assorted, 10/Pack (13366-US) • Staples $9.99 3 $29.97
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1mm, Assorted Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609-AST) • Staples $5.49 3 $16.47
Crayola Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 12/Box (68-4012) • Staples $2.29 5 $11.45

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