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Ms. F. from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Young Authors, Transforming Four Classrooms into a Publishing Company

The cost of bookbinding materials and equipment is $1513, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,540 goal

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The children in my fourth grade class are taught to see the value of written words and to use writing in their everyday life. They are encouraged to call themselves authors and throughout the school year, they compose and publish many written projects. Funding this proposal will allow four classroom teachers to help their students create books throughout the school year, bringing teaching resources into four individual classrooms to improve the students' writing skills and develop their craft. With the use of a laminating machine and a book binding machine, the students will be able to see their words and pictures being published into actual books which they can use in their student portfolios or keep and revisit as memories of their childhood. As the students see their work culminate in a book, they will undoubtedly feel a sense of pride and accomplishment in themselves. Their publishing experience will encourage them to continue their development as writers and enhance their educational experience. Please help 97 wonderful fourth graders achieve their dream of becoming authors. Who knows, in twenty years you may find yourself purchasing one of their published work at your local bookstore.

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

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This project will reach 97 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CV210 - Heavy-Duty Bookbinding Machine • Lakeshore Learning $199.00 1 $199.00
LM510 - All-Purpose Teaching Easel • Lakeshore Learning $179.00 1 $179.00
XC441 - Classroom Laminating Machine • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
EK202 - Swing-Arm Stapler • Lakeshore Learning $44.50 4 $178.00
XC444 - 11 1/2 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 2 $79.90
GG138 - Find the Errors! Overhead Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 4 $119.80
RR143 - Writing Skills Overhead Kit - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 4 $119.80
XC443 - 9 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 2 $39.90
CV236 - Book Cover Sheets for Bookbinding • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 4 $43.80
XC442 - 4 3/8 • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 3 $20.85
CV213WT - 1/4 • Lakeshore Learning $6.25 2 $12.50
CV213BK - 1/4 • Lakeshore Learning $6.25 2 $12.50

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