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Ms. Kirschner from Charlotte NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating 'Published' Writers In Kindergarten

My students need a classroom laminating machine, a bookbinding machine, pouches and plastic binding combs.

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"The only way to learn to write is to write." Peggy Teeters

My kindergarten students are a very diverse group.

Our school is an inner city school where 92% of our families qualify for free and reduced price meals. We also have a program where we send home food on the weekends for our neediest families. Also, a majority of our students are English as a Second Language learners and the only time they speak English is at school. Many of their parents work 2 jobs and can only afford basic necessities.

My Project

I want my students to be able to create their own books that they can take home and keep. In order to create those books, the students will have to work closely with the writing process and learn to write a first draft, edit and publish so that that they can create their own books to be "published" and added to our classroom library. With the laminator, I will be able to laminate the pages of the student's book for durability before using the bookbinder to attach the pages together. The students will be proud to read and share their own creations as authors!

By donating to this project, you will help build Kindergartners' confidence in writing and the writing process while creating books that they can publish, read, share, take home and keep.

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Ms. Kirschner
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
XC341 - Classroom Laminating Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
CV215 - Heavy-Duty Bookbinding Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
XC343 - 9" x 11 1/2" Pouches • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
CV213BK - 1/4" Plastic Binding - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$255.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$309.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.57

Total project goal

$363.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$363.81

1 Donor

-$309.24

Donations toward project cost

-$309.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$54.57

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$0.00

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