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Ms. Lima from Pawtucket RI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Curious Minds Learning Through Writing

Help me give my students materials to take them beyond the walls of our classroom as we learn how to express ourselves through writing about our cultures, beliefs, values, and relationships that shape our identity.

  • $520 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a heterogeneous background. They are part of a dual language school community where they learn their academics in English and Portuguese on a daily basis. As a bilingual teacher, I need to provide them with the best support for them to accomplish their hopes and goals for 3rd grade.

The mission of our school is to integrate the diverse languages and cultures of the communities it serves by teaching all students in two languages-in Spanish and English or in Portuguese and English-and helping children develop an appreciation of other cultures.

My students are also inquirers, curious, and knowledgeable learners who are engaged in fun and creative activities throughout the school day. We are also an International Baccalaureate school that has the goal to "develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect". For all the reasons above, I believe we will benefit from using materials that will support our creativity in expressing ourselves through different types of writing. Your donation will benefit my students to be risk-takers and open-minded about their own culture, identity, and heritage by writing their own stories.

My Project

These materials will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom is a place where my students are encouraged to be risk-takers and curious about the world around them. Through the teaching of inquiry, we will embark on a new journey to discover that "Culture, beliefs, values, and relationships shape an individual’s identity". We will learn how to express ourselves through the process of writing about our own identity and finding out more about our heritage.

My students will be very excited to embark on this journey by writing their own questions, memories, small moments, poems, narratives, and letters to families using these materials as support.

All of these materials have been chosen with their uniqueness in mind. They will be able to be more independent and engaged during inquiry/writing time, which will help them continue to develop their writing skills as 3rd graders.

With these new materials, my students will also be able to have a variety of choices that will allow them to write independently and to express their ideas in different ways. The best way to increase writing skills is to write more, and these materials will continue to help my students grow stronger in literacy. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in writing, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word and to share their ideas with the rest of the world.

Ms. Lima
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lap Desk for Kids - Folding Lap Desk with Storage 17x11" - Aqua Blue Color - Durable Lightweight Portable Laptop Computer Children's Drawing Desks for Homework or Reading. No Assembly Required. • Amazon Business $21.97 5 $109.85
Mead Primary Journal Kindergarten Writing Tablet 6 Pack of Primary Composition Notebook Colors May Vary For Grades K- 2, 100 Sheets (200 Pages) Creative Story Notebooks for Kids 9 3/4 in by 7 1/2 in. • Amazon Business $22.97 4 $91.88
ECR4Kids Surf Cushion - Added Seat Cushion for The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Gray • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Really Good Stuff Spaceman Kit with Student and Teacher Size – Includes 1, 10” Spaceman Magnet, 30 Spacemen, Reusable Storage Container – Fun, Interactive, Easy Way for Students to Learn Word Spacing • Amazon Business $28.22 1 $28.22
Sharpie Highlighters Assorted Colors, Includes 2 Sizes (27) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rio de Janeiro Colors, Great for Reminders, 67% Plant-Based Adhesive by Weight, 4 in. x 4 in, 6 Pads/Pack, (675-6SSUC) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Pencil Grips - Children Pen Writing Aid Grip Set Posture Correction Tool for Kids Preschoolers Children,Hollow Ventilation (Pencil Grips 24P) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Learning Resources Make a Story Writing Journal, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
D'Nealian Chart Tablet, 24"X32", Cursive, 25 Sheets • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Paper Junkie 24-Pack Clear Project Protector Folders for Letter Size Documents, 11.4 x 8.9 Inches • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
36 Colors Journal Planner Pens, Colored Fine Point Markers Drawing Pens Porous Fineliner Pen for Writing Note Taking Calendar Agenda Coloring - Art School Office Supplies • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98

Materials cost

$405.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$441.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.98

Total project goal

$519.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$519.86

10 Donors

-$443.48

Donations toward project cost

-$386.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.85

match offer

-$65.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$55.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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