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Ms. Lisa Pham from San Francisco CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Good Writers Need Good Writing Supplies

My students need writing tools for Writer's Workshop. Good writers need good writing tools, so I'm requesting heavy duty paper trays to last through the years and one touch staplers!

  • $199 goal

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My Students

My students are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. They are mathematicians, writers, readers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and teachers.

They are our future and I want to give them a great start to their lifelong education.

Many of the students in my school are being raised in low-income households and receive a free daily breakfast and lunch. With limited school supplies, it's difficult to teach fun and creatively. Despite these setbacks, I am hoping to inspire my students so that they continue on a path of academia and constant learning.

My Project

My students need writing supplies, so I'm requesting five heavy duty paper trays for each group in my class. Students will use these trays to hold the paper for writer's workshop. My students also need five sturdy one touch staplers. Students will use these to staple their wonderful stories. We'll be learning a new routine on how to set up for writer's workshop, so these materials are so essential to our day! Having materials for each group ensures that students won't be wasting time trying to find where the materials are.

In writer's workshop, I teach students that good writers need good writing tools.

Therefore, I'm also requesting five sturdy colored book bins, which will hold their writing folders. I will use the tape cover during my interactive read alouds to get my writers excited for writer's workshop!

Ms. Lisa Pham
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PaperPro inJOY20-3 in 1 Stapler - One Finger, No Effort, Spring Powered Stapler - Red (1511) • Amazon Business $6.53 5 $32.65
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Pangda Pack of 100 Adhesive Magnetic Squares (Each 20 x 20 x 1.5 mm) and Magnetic Discs (Each 20 x 20 x 1.5 mm) Flexible Rubber Magnets for Fridge Organisation, DIY Art Project, Vision Board • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bostitch Office Staple Remover 3 Pack (40000M-BLK-3PK) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
LL112RG - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59
LL112GR - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59
LL112RD - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59
LL112VT - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59
LL112BU - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59
TAPE COVER-UP/LABELING 1/3X700 WHITE MMM652 • School Specialty $4.25 1 $4.25
AA758VT - Connect & Store Book Bin - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
AA758BU - Connect & Store Book Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
AA758GR - Connect & Store Book Bin - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
AA758RG - Connect & Store Book Bin - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
AA758RD - Connect & Store Book Bin - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

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