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Ms. V. from San Jose CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Do the write thing! A writing center for writing tigers II

The cost of this proposal is $657, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $657 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Dear awesome donors! I am a kindergarten teacher in a beautiful land of tigers called Slonaker Academy. Our school is a community-based school in the east San Jose Alum Rock union School District. We are a Title 1 school full of smart and hard working students who face many challenges daily, including language and cultural barriers, as well as economics. My goal in kindergarten is to engage my students in school and the academic life so they can learn to love education and become lifetime learners. Achieving this goal can be very difficult at times, due to tight budgets, limited resources and scripted curriculums. In addition, 90 percent of my students are second language learners, for that reason I invest a great deal of my teaching time working on language development on top of reading, writing and math. Please help me build an awesome writing center! You will make 20 students and one teacher very happy. In addition my classroom will have a strong place to encourage and continue with the writing process for many years and students to come. Despite adverse conditions my students have been able to acquire an awesome level of writing. Their hand writing is not only beautiful and neat for a 5-year-old student, but also they are using phonetic spelling and the kindergarten high frequency words in their sentences. My students have been working so hard in writing this year that they deserve a spectacular fun writing center. That means a cool place designed for writing and writing. Many of the students at Slonaker Academy come from very poor families. Their families work very long and hard hours just to satisfy life's most basic necessities. For these students their only opportunity to see new places and learning about new things is at school, but due to the state budget cutbacks, teachers are not given the funds needed to provide the adequate and exciting materials for the classroom. Thank you for your time and consideration. You are making our world a better place to live.

Ms. V.
Grades PreK-2
  • Slonaker Academy
  • San Jose, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA539 - Lakeshore Writing Center • Lakeshore Learning $429.00 1 $429.00

Materials cost

$429.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$538.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.13

Total project goal

$656.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$656.26

1 Donor

-$618.85

Donations toward project cost

-$539.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$38.47

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$0.00

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