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Mrs. Sutherland from Roanoke VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Authors of America

My students need materials to become authors. Paper, pencils, markers, folders and a organizer!

  • $469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school in which 100% of students receive free breakfast and free lunch. Our school has a racially and ethnically diverse population. I have a classroom full of excited six-year-old children which include English Language Learners, Slow Learners, High Achievers and Special Education Students.

My students are eager to learn, however their many differences create a challenge!

They are excited about school and have loads of energy. Often, the complexities of learning are an obstacle they need to overcome. Accepting differences is part of that process. Teaching tolerance along with academics is absolutely essential in the classroom!

My Project

With age-appropriate lined paper, three-sided pencils for easier gripping and an organizer, my students will be able to write, edit and present their individual stories. Writing has a direct correlation to reading.

If you want good readers, encourage good writing.

Students will be encouraged to use different kinds of sentences and use even use dialogue when writing fiction.

If students choose to write non-fiction, they must first read about the subject and be able to translate that information using their own words.

This opportunity will reinforce what is being learned in the classroom and make the stories relevant to their lives. They will then learn to be illustrators and add to the details of their stories through pictures.

Mrs. Sutherland
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ORGANIZER 24 COMPARTMENT ORGANIZER BLACK • School Specialty $106.49 1 $106.49
MARKER CRAYOLA CONICAL WASHABLE CLASSPACK SET OF 192 • School Specialty $80.58 1 $80.58
FOLDER TWO-POCKET HEAVYWEIGHT POLY BLUE PACK OF 25 • School Specialty $36.06 1 $36.06
PAPER STORYBOOK R+B 18X12 5/8IN RULED LW SCHOOL SMART PK 250 • School Specialty $8.44 4 $33.76
MARKER DRY-ERASE EXPO2 ASSORTED SAN80556 PACK OF 6 • School Specialty $11.71 2 $23.42
PAPER NEWSPRINT R+B 11X8.5 5/8IN RULED LW SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $5.03 4 $20.12
PENCIL TICONDEROGA LADDIE TRI-WRITE W/ERASER PACK OF 36 • School Specialty $15.04 1 $15.04
RUBBER CEMENT PINT • School Specialty $7.45 1 $7.45
RUBBER CEMENT 4 OZ PICK TO ORDER KIT PACK OF 4 • School Specialty $7.31 1 $7.31

Materials cost

$330.23

Vendor shipping charges

$33.02

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$398.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.27

Total project goal

$468.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$468.47

1 Donor

-$468.47

Donations toward project cost

-$398.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.27

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$0.00

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