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Ms. Wiseman from Trenton NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Into the Zone, the Author's Zone

My students need folders, pencils, pens, drafting paper and printing paper that will inspire them in all the stages of writing from listing idea to the final published writing piece.

  • $368 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Si se puede." is the slogan we have in my transitional bilingual classroom in Trenton, New Jersey. By providing opportunities for students of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, these curious learners can believe that their goals are possible to achieve.

All my students have immigrated to the United States to access both the economic and educational advantages that exist here.

Their limited English proficiency is not limiting their desire to learn. They are eager to learn the required curriculum as they are developing skills in the English language.

These students have been in the country for no more than three years, and most have been here for less than a year. It is important that they participate in engaging and authentic activities to acquire their new language with confidence. As their teacher, I strive to provide them with an educational environment that fosters this growth!

My Project

It is important to foster independence in the classroom. By having easy access to needed writing materials (the folders, drafting paper, publishing paper, pencils, and pens), students are able to focus on their inspiration, vision and details that will transform lonely words into engaging narratives and essays. Students will also develop their second language as they transform their skills in their native language into the language of English.

This project will support the student centered atmosphere we are working to achieve by encouraging independence, promoting creativity, and inspiring authors to write various genres over an extended period of time.

When students write more, they challenge themselves academically, intellectually and personally.

Ms. Wiseman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER 8.5X14 98 BRIGHT WHITE 20# CS/10 RM • School Specialty $65.53 1 $65.53
PAPER LEGAL PADS 8.5X11.75 WHT 50-SHT/PD PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.58 5 $42.90
FOLDER 2PKT HVY-DTY POLY W/FASTNRS BURGUNDY PACK OF 2 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $3.05 13 $39.65
PAPER LEGAL PADS 8.5X11.75 YLW 50-SHT/PD PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.58 4 $34.32
PENCIL #2 ASSORTED COLORS PACK OF 144 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $18.45 1 $18.45
GLUESTICK PURPLE .28OZ P/30 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $4.10 4 $16.40
PAPER RED/HEAD THME 8X10.5 W/MGN SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $5.32 2 $10.64
PEN GRIP RETRACTABLE MED BALLPOINT BLACK SCHOOL SMART PK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.83 3 $8.49
PEN GRIP RETRACT MED BALLPOINT BLUE SCHOOL SMART PK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.83 3 $8.49
PEN GRIP RETRACTABLE MED BALLPOINT RED SCHOOL SMART PK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.83 3 $8.49

Materials cost

$253.36

Vendor shipping charges

$25.34

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$312.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.15

Total project goal

$367.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$367.65

3 Donors

-$355.15

Donations toward project cost

-$301.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.27

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

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$0.00

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