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Ms. Trubo from Newark CA is requesting Trips through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of basic supplies, such as markers, crayons, craft supplies, and paper, as well as tickets to a musical performance and transportation, is $629, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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In this unit my 3rd grade students will explore the intersection of language, poetry, and music. Our musical journey will begin with a focus on the rhythm of language. We will learn about using rhetorical devices such as personification, onomatopoeia, metaphors, similes, and alliteration to improve our descriptive writing and to analyze themes. Moving on to the interlude, we will work independently and in groups to develop original poems and songs. The crescendo of our composition will include working to create a class songbook, which will showcase our songs, poems, and use of literary devices. Our finale will include a publication and performance of our original compositions, both musical and written set to guitar accompaniment. We will also attend a musical performance at UC Berkeley. I am a third grade teacher at Milani Elementary School in Newark, CA. Milani is a low income, low performing elementary school. Over half of my students are on reduced or free lunch. Over the summer I created and taught a music/literacy course in a well-resourced summer program. I saw the enthusiastic poets and songwriters that emerged from this course and I want to bring this experience (and my personal passion for music) to my students at Milani. I will teach this unit to 20 students in my 3rd grade classroom. Since my school is not well resourced, we will need a lot of materials. Some of those materials include: portfolio folders, art supplies, writing journals, art supplies, and chart paper. Additionally, children will go to see a local musical performance at the end of our unit.

Ms. Trubo
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Cal Performances School Time Program at UC Berkeley
(Tickets to a musical performance; Transportation to and from Berkeley via BART.)
20 students and 5 adults (1 teacher and 4 parents) $250.00
REPORT COVER-LEATH,ACE FT CVER -- Duo-Tang Report Cover with Clear Front Cover; Light Blue Leatherine Back Cover • Quill Corporation $27.35 1 $27.35
GLITTER GLUE PEN CLASSPACK -- Chenille Kraft Glitter Glue Pens Classpack • Quill Corporation $24.29 1 $24.29
24# PREMIUM INKJET PAPER, LETTER SIZE -- Georgia-Pacific Professional Bright White Inkjet Paper • Quill Corporation $7.64 2 $15.28
DIXIE PERFECTOUCH 12-OZ CUPS -- Dixie PerfecTouch Hot Cups; 12-oz., 50/Pack • Quill Corporation $6.29 1 $6.29
American Heritage Student Thesaurus • Highsmith Inc. $6.12 5 $30.60
SANFORD SHARPIE EXTRA FINE-POINT LABELING MARKERS -- Sanford Sharpie Extra-Fine Point Permanent Markers; Black • Quill Corporation $6.11 2 $12.22
CHART TABLET 24X32 1-1/2 RULE,25 SHEETS -- Bemiss-Jason Ruled Chart Tablets; 1-1/2" Ruling, 32Hx24"W • Quill Corporation $5.21 2 $10.42
SEQUINS & SPANGLES -- Chenille Kraft Sequins & Spangles; 4-oz. Pack • Quill Corporation $4.49 2 $8.98
12X18 CONSTRUCTION PAPER -- Quill Lightweight Construction Paper; 12x18, Assorted Colors, 100-Sheets • Quill Corporation $3.41 2 $6.82
CRAYOLA CLASSIC WASHABLE MARKERS, WATER-BASED WASHABLE -- Crayola Classic Colors Washable Markers; Broad Tip • Quill Corporation $3.41 5 $17.05
PAPER PLATES PK100 9" • Nasco $3.23 1 $3.23
Flip Chart 4-Color Marker Set • Highsmith Inc. $2.99 2 $5.98
DINNER NAPKINS, 2 PLY, 100/PK -- Georgia Pacific Dinner Napkins • Quill Corporation $2.96 1 $2.96
JOURNAL MARBLE COMPOSITION BOOK -- Mead Composition Books; 1-Subject • Quill Corporation $1.70 20 $34.00
QUILL 12CT COLORED PENCILS -- Quill Colored Pencils; 12-Color Set • Quill Corporation $0.89 5 $4.45
ELMER'S GLUE-ALL 1-1/4OZ -- Elmer's Glue-All ; 1.25-oz. Bottle • Quill Corporation $0.53 5 $2.65

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