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Ms. Matos from Washington DC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Designing and Storytelling Space

Help me give my students a welcoming literary environment that promotes close reading, reading workshops, and writing workshops. We want to create a space that students can comfortably and authentically create and share their stories with one another.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

The students in room at our school have powerful stories to share with our school and their community. They love reading and writing while having the ability to create in the classroom.

Our students come from low-income, high-crime areas in the Washington D.C area.

We enjoy empowering our students by teaching them how to effectively tell their stories through their writing. We work to strengthen their ability to look at the world through the lens of literature and how our collective experiences shape our identities as we move through the world.

Our students are preparing to enter their senior year. A year that is full of applications, fees, travel, and anxiety. We work to create a space where students can learn the fundamentals of reading and writing while incorporating opportunities to showcase their talents and skills. We also set out to create a space that fosters fun learning in a year that is surrounded by high expectations. By showing students how to effectively communicate their stories, we can empower students to take action within their communities and beyond, even under the highest of pressure.

My Project

While they come from these high stress and taxing situations at home, they enter our building to learn how to become better listeners, stronger students, problem solvers, and active participants in their communities. These items will allow us to create a welcoming space where students can tell their stories via writing workshops and learn from the stories that have already been told including books from Toni Morrison (Song of Solomon) and Alice Walker, (The Color Purple), stories by Maya Angelou, Junot Diaz, and poetry by Jericho Brown, and many others. By having these items available in our classroom, we can authentically create a learning environment that is both culturally responsive and joyful.

Ms. Matos
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $34.97 2 $69.94
AmazonBasics Felt Tip Marker Pens - Assorted Color, 24-Pack • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Furinno 11208EX Pasir 3-Tier Open Shelf, Espresso • Amazon Business $26.13 1 $26.13
Post-it(R) Notes, 4 in x 6 in, Marseille Collection, Lined, 5 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (660-5PK-AST) • Amazon Business $8.29 3 $24.87
Neon Arrows Page Markers (Set of 200 Sticky Notes) (Bookmarks) • Amazon Business $2.95 8 $23.60
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count • Amazon Business $23.40 1 $23.40
Ikea 101.398.79 NOT Floor Uplight Lamp, 69-Inch, Black/White • Amazon Business $22.65 1 $22.65
Sorry Board Game, Game Night, Ages 6 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
Sharpie Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Taboo Game • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Scrabble Game • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Game of Life (EA) • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Catch Phrase Game • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Sticky Notes 0.6 x 2 Self-Stick Notes 6 Bright Color 30 Pads, 100 Sheets/Pad (6 Bright) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Chess/Checkers/Backgammon Set • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Bicycle Playing Cards - Poker Size - 4 Pack • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Regal Games Double 6 Dominoes in Reusable Tin Case • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Pressman Toy Chess Set • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
UNO Card Game • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44

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