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Ms. Gillespie from Santa Rosa CA is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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First Grade Book-Makers!

Help me give my students laminating pouches, plastic binder sleeves, and electric staplers for making books.

  • $239 goal

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This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I am always in admiration of the perseverance and grit I see in my students and their families. I am so lucky to arrive each day at a job I love, with smiling kids whose parents support and value education in the ways that they can.

My students deserve access to the same materials and opportunities that students in more affluent areas receive.

Our school is a Title I school, and most of my students participate in the free or reduced-price​ lunch program. Many of our students are second language learners and struggle academically. Many of our students reside in homeless shelters and foster homes. Most of them also do not have books, technology, or art supplies at home.

My students and their families face many obstacles in their daily lives, and I strive to ensure my students have access to the same materials and opportunities kids in more affluent areas receive.

My goal each year is to create an eagerness, excitement, and high engagement around learning and help each of them build a genuine love of learning.

My Project

My students absolutely LOVE writing! They love writing in fun and creative ways in their writer's notebooks and then turning their imaginative ideas into a full-blown book!

There's nothing like having the magical moment when my first graders see their writing in the form of a real book (or as real as we can make it in a classroom)!

My students love creating stories and the electric staplers will enable them to finish their books independently! The plastic sleeves and laminating pouches will be special finishing touches to their newly created books and stories. With these supples, our classroom will turn into an imaginative, innovative publishing company!

Ms. Gillespie
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOSTITCH Impulse 45 Sheet Electric Stapler Value Pack - Double Heavy Duty, No-Jam with Trusted Warranty Guaranteed by Bostitch, Black (B8E-Value) • Amazon Business $40.55 2 $81.10
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 Inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear, 3-Mil (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $25.49 2 $50.98
Better Office Products Sheet Protectors, 200 Piece • Amazon Business $11.86 2 $23.72

Materials cost

$155.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$14.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$202.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.72

Total project goal

$238.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$238.12

2 Donors

-$79.36

Donations toward project cost

-$67.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.90

match offer

-$158.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$134.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.81

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$0.00

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