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Mrs. Silvares from Orlando FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Differentiated Writing Materials

My students need materials to differentiate their learning experience such as gel pens, erasable markers, and pencils.

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My accelerated 3rd graders are learning to express themselves, connect with others and the world around them, and make discoveries, all through the use of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). As a STEM school, we integrate these five core ideas into each and every one of our lessons.

My students enjoy doing research, creating posters, and giving presentations on a variety of subjects.

They are a creative group of kids who are always asking questions beyond the basic knowledge provided in the textbooks. It is always exciting to see the discoveries they will make as they learn and mature.

My Project

My students are highly gifted and often get bored with written assignments. Allowing them to use different writing materials increases engagement and allows them to feel that they are in control of the learning process. Recently, I have been allowing them to use pens, pencils, and gel pens and their desire to participate in writing assignments has doubled. They constantly ask me if they can use the gel pens for all written assignments; however, the pens we have are quickly running low on ink. Students will be able to use these materials to make posters, fill in worksheets, and complete project designs.

Mrs. Silvares
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tanmit 240 Gel Pens Set 120 Colored Gel Pen plus 120 Refills for Adults Coloring Books Drawing Art Markers (No Duplicates) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Pentel ICY Razzle-Dazzle Mechanical Pencil, 0.7mm, Assorted Barrels, Color May Vary, Pack of 12 (AL27RDBP12M) • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94
24 Fineliner Color Pens Set, Taotree Fine Line Colored Sketch Writing Drawing Pens for Bullet Journal Planner Note Taking and Coloring Book, Porous Fine Point Pens Markers • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Pilot FriXion Pencil, 0.7mm Ballpoint Pen, 12 Colors Set (LFP-156FN-12C) • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
Thornton's Office Supplies ClearGrip Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, 0.7mm, Assorted Colors, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pilot Frixion Colors Erasable Marker - 12 Color set /Value set Which Attached the Eraser Only for Friction • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Retractable Pen, 0.7mm, Ink, Pack of 14, Assorted (1951636) • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
BIC MPLMFP241 Xtra-Precision Mechanical Pencil, Metallic Barrel, Fine Point (0.5mm), 24-Count • Amazon Business $3.88 1 $3.88
Paper Mate 1862168 Mates 1.3mm Mechanical Pencils, Assorted Colored Barrels, 8-Count • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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