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  • $343 goal

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Mrs. Barkman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Getting Back To Basics-Necessary Supplies

My students need writing supplies to help them learn how to hold a pencil correctly, to take notes by journaling, and to write essays.

My Students

Have you ever tried to write a paper with a pencil that keeps breaking? How hard would it be to write if you couldn't grip the pencil correctly? Sometimes having the correct paper makes all the difference. My students face all these problems as cuts have forced eliminating special writing supplies.

Students at our school range from grades K through 6.

They enjoy attending classes at a school that has their best interests in mind. Working at a Title 1 school, many students aren't able to purchase their own school supplies. They are eager and willing to learn, but may not have the means to procure their own materials.

My Project

My students enjoy writing when they are allowed to be creative. They need these materials to help them learn the basics like correct pencil grip, spacing, and letter size on the page. They are also learning how to take notes by journaling. My students often have difficulty with the mechanics of writing that hinders getting words on the paper, as well as their creativity. While they are worried about getting their words on the paper so others can read it; they often can't focus on putting more interesting ideas into their work. These students will learn to write correctly, and take comprehensive notes in a journal.

Being able to write better will give my students a sense of accomplishment.

Feeling like they can keep up with the rest of the class is a valuable lesson that will last their entire academic career.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ACCESSORY PENCIL JUMBO GRIP PACK OF 10 • School Specialty $32.67 1 $32.67
PAPER WRITING K-1 SMART START 360 SHEETS • School Specialty $16.14 2 $32.28
PAPER RAISED LINE CUT DRAW AND CREATE BASIC SHAPES PACK/50 • School Specialty $16.14 2 $32.28
COMPOSITION BOOK MEAD SQUARE DEAL BLACK MARBLE WIDE-RULED 100/SHT • School Specialty $1.99 10 $19.90
PENCILS YELLOW PRESHARPENED TICONDEROGA #2 PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $9.49 3 $28.47
GR117 - Pencil Grips - Pack of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
COMPOSITION BOOK PRIMARY JOURNAL 100/SHT • School Specialty $3.03 5 $15.15
COMPOSITION BOOK PRIMARY 100/SHT • School Specialty $3.03 5 $15.15
PENCIL LARGE FIRST PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $5.98 2 $11.96
DD854 - Word Spacers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$222.84

Vendor shipping charges

$18.79

State sales tax

$15.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$290.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.34

Total project goal

$342.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$342.24

6 Donors

-$317.24

Donations toward project cost

-$269.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.59

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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