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Ms. F. from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivating Young Writers' Minds

The cost of two buses to take students to the writing center is $297, including <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $297 goal

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I am a middle school writing teacher at Washington Irving Elementary School, on the Westside of Chicago. I work with my students to help them both develop a love for writing and discover their individual voices. We try to meet these goals while having as much fun possible. We are quite a group of budding young authors! This spring, we are taking our creativity on the "road." I am planning a trip with my 7th grade students to give them a new, rich writing experience outside the doors of Irving. We will be traveling a few miles away to 826CHI, a nonprofit writing center in Wicker Park. 826CHI is part of the 826 family that was started several years ago by Dave Eggers in San Francisco (826Valencia). The talented folks at 826CHI have a special project chosen for my groups, which centers around using photography to tell a story. Students will embark on this writing experience during the field trip, and will finish whatever loose ends need to be tied up, back in class! Even though this is a one-time experience, this trip will be valuable, as it will spark creativity in a new way for my students. They will be given "tools" from other professional which will cultivate their writer's mind! I am just thrilled to have my students share their ideas and work with other authors outside of school at the 826CHI writing center. They are excited for the experience, which is an opportunity most of them would not have on their own. This opportunity will also allow my students to receive a taste for what this center can offer them, as young writers. This may seem like a simple request, but in order to make this trip a reality, I need transportation funding for two school buses. Thanks for reading! Please consider making my small dream, a reality!

Ms. F.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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54 students, 2 teachers, 2 adults $220.00

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