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Dr. Love from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Writer's With Nothing to Write On!

Help me give my students different types of journals for their creative writing class.

  • $221 goal

This project expired on November 16, 2019.

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My Students

I work in Chicago where the majority of my students cross gang territory to get to school. They do not get a chance to get outside to play or run around, often due to parental fears and hectic schedules of modern day society.

Living in Chicago, each of my students has witnessed some type of violence and has experienced the loss of someone close to them during their young lives.

Safety is a major concern for our students. It is important that I give them the opportunity to move around when they are learning and I also need to make sure that they are safe when they enter my classroom if I am ever going to get them to learn. I like to think that my classroom is a second home to each student and my goal this year is to create a home-like atmosphere that they are comfortable being in so that they can learn to the best of their ability.

My Project

I will be teaching creative writing to 5th - 8th graders this year. This will be a brand new course for the students at my school and I am very excited to be teaching the course. However, I have a problem!

It is important that I put my students in the most creative frame of mind for writing, so I am looking for special journals that they carry with them everywhere to jot down their thoughts and inspirations.

The goal is for each student to have a writing journal where they will write every day stories, poems, raps, or even just ideas for stories. Some of my students may be interested in interviewing people, what better way to encourage this than to provide them with special journals.

My goal is to have a guest speaker, a journalist or writer to come in during the first week to inspire my students to write every day. At the end of the presentation, I would love to gift each student to their first journal. Please help me make this a reality. Thank you for reading my project.

Dr. Love
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TOPS Idea Collective Journals, 3-1/2x5-1/2", Wide Ruling, Assorted Color, 80 Sheets, 2-Pack • $9.34 4 $37.36
Moleskine Cahier Cardboard Journal, 5"W x 8.25"H, Black, 3/Pack (704956) • $13.17 1 $13.17
Moleskine Cahier Cardboard Journal, 5"W x 8.25"H, Cranberry Red, 3/Pack (931014) • $13.17 1 $13.17
Moleskine Evernote Pocket Soft Cvr Journals w/Smart Stickers, Square Ruled, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2", 2/Pack • $11.47 1 $11.47
Viabella, Colorful Gradients Small Journal 4 Pc Assortment, Ruled, 5.5" x 4", Multicolor (93210) • $11.30 1 $11.30
Viabella, Masculine Themed Large Journal 3 Pc Assortment, Ruled, 8.5" x 5.75", Multicolor (93206) • $11.30 1 $11.30
Viabella, Calming Covers Large Journal 3 Pc Assortment, Ruled, 8.5" x 5.75", Multicolor (93207) • $11.30 1 $11.30
Viabella, Colorful Gradients Large Journal 3 Pc Assortment, Ruled, 8.5" x 5.75", Multicolor (93208) • $11.30 1 $11.30
Viabella, Encouraging Sentiments Small Journal 4 Pc Assortment, Ruled, 5.5" x 4", Multicolor (93211) • $11.30 1 $11.30
Moleskine Cahier Journal, Set of 3, Pocket, Ruled, Kraft Brown, Soft Cover, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" • $9.34 1 $9.34
Moleskine Cahier Journal, Set of 3, Pocket, Ruled, Pebble Grey, Soft Cover, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" • $8.92 1 $8.92
TF Publishing Mudcloth & Moroccan Jotter Notebook (99-7009) • $5.09 1 $5.09

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