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Ms. Profita from Paterson NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Take: Written Story, Final Take: Digital Story

My students need paper, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, crayons, backpacks and a laminator to create one of a kind stories.

  • $808 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from an urban area with diverse backgrounds, so they are facing the challenge of learning English as well as maintaining their home language. This can be frustrating for anyone, so it is highly important that they are afforded a classroom environment that promotes their learning and well being.

They are enthusiastic, ambitious, and motivated learners.

I wish for each one of my students to have the opportunities that they so rightfully deserve in an environment that provides ample and worthwhile learning experiences.

My Project

I want my students to experience the process of creating stories using various writing and art materials. They will use paper, pencils, crayons, glue sticks and scissors to create stories. A story is not just done with the written word, but also with vivid and creative illustrations. Their work will be laminated with a laminator, so that it is protected and preserved for years to come. I will also provide backpacks for my students to place the materials in order for them to work on stories at home with their families. It is important to give students the opportunity to create and write in order for them to become confident and independent learners at school and at home.

Children learn best when projects and activities are student led, and not just teacher directed.

Their stories will be transferred to the computer for their peers and families to see, read and appreciate. I want them to have ownership of their stories both on paper and digitally. Our youth are the creative, intellectual and innovative digital natives of this world.

Ms. Profita
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.00 3 $45.00
Dixon No. 2 Yellow Pencils, Wood-Cased, Black Core, 144-Count, Boxed (14412) • Amazon Business $10.98 4 $43.92
Everest Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Burgundy/Black • Amazon Business $12.39 3 $37.17
Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids 5” Scissors, Blunt, 6 Pack (16454) • Amazon Business $3.89 9 $35.01
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Green/Gray, Large • Amazon Business $11.65 3 $34.95
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Navy/Khaki, Large • Amazon Business $11.19 3 $33.57
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Black, Large • Amazon Business $11.19 3 $33.57
Everest Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Dark Purple, One Size • Amazon Business $11.19 3 $33.57
Everest Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Turquoise • Amazon Business $11.19 3 $33.57
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Hot Pink/Black, Large • Amazon Business $11.14 3 $33.42
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Red, Medium • Amazon Business $9.52 3 $28.56
Apache AL13 13" Thermal Laminator and 20 Laminator Pouches • Amazon Business $26.96 1 $26.96
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets (One Size, Gray/Green) • Amazon Business $13.42 2 $26.84
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $24.90 1 $24.90
BAZIC 3-Ring Pencil Pouch with Mesh Window for School, Home, or Office Supplies (Assorted Colors. Case of 24) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Crayola Crayons, 8 Count (Pack of 48) • Amazon Business $23.75 1 $23.75
Everest Basic Pattern Backpack, Charcoal, One Size • Amazon Business $11.19 2 $22.38
Everest Luggage Classic Backpack, Dark Gray, Large • Amazon Business $9.59 2 $19.18
Everest Basic Backpack, Rose, One Size • Amazon Business $9.52 2 $19.04
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $8.18 2 $16.36
Sax Drawing Paper - 90 pound - 9 x 12 inches - 500 Sheets - White • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Bulk Plastic Pencil Sharpener Assortment (72 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Post-it Pop-up Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Assorted Colors, 5 Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.2mm), Black and Blue, 36-Count • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90

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