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Ms. O. from Oakland CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Furnish the Writerly Life

The cost of a Designs International Solids Plus Rug and five large bean bag chairs is $732, 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>.

  • $732 goal

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Middle school can be treacherous, and expression is the most powerful tool that young people can use to quell the beast within them! In my writing class, my 145 7th and 8th grade scholars are learning to recognize that their lives are brimming with valuable stories and we are learning together to write about those experiences in a powerful way. We need a carpet for the back of our room for our Writing Community Meetings, as well as beanbags for our Independent and Partner Writing Sessions. Writing Community Meetings are an opportunity for students to gather (ideally on a rug!) at the beginning of every Writing Class for direct instruction on specific skills, and practice them with each other before going to Independent and Partner Writing Sessions. Independent and Partner Writing Sessions take place after the Writing Community Meetings (ideally on bean bags!) and are opportunities for students to choose where they want to work on their writing, integrating the skill that was taught and practiced during the Community Meeting. My students are at school from 7:30-5pm and are in a traditional classroom setting for almost the entire day. Creating a more relaxed and comfortable environment for storytelling, writing and expression will be a key element in my students honing their skills so that they can change the world.

Ms. O.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Designs International Solids Plus Rug Oval 12' by 9' • SchoolOutfitters.com $259.20 1 $259.20
Large Bean Bag Chair, Light Blue • Highsmith Inc. $43.96 2 $87.92
Large Bean Bag Chair, Dark Blue • Highsmith Inc. $43.96 2 $87.92
Large Bean Bag Chair, Red Denim • Highsmith Inc. $43.96 1 $43.96

Materials cost

$479.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$599.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.63

Total project goal

$731.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$731.26

1 Donor

-$689.57

Donations toward project cost

-$600.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.57

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.14

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$0.00

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