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Mrs. Sutton from New York NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Journals of Thought

Help me give my students the materials they need to become fabulous diarists!

  • $1,137 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are caring, thoughtful (and often hilarious) individuals. Coming from diverse backgrounds, my students have the opportunity to learn quite a bit about themselves and about others while in my classroom. Perhaps because they are growing up in a major city, my students often seem more mature than other 8th graders I've met. That being said, in the end they're just as excitable and joyful as any other 13 year old could be!

Every year I teach I am blown away by the students in my classroom.

They never cease to amaze me with their creativity and problem-solving capabilities. They think critically. They respond actively. And somehow, they make it all look pretty easy.

My Project

Every year I struggle to help students connect to the literature we read. To help them achieve this connection, I would like to give them their own journals and fun pens to help spark their creativity and interest. When we read the diary of Anne Frank, students are amazed to read the ACTUAL words of someone from history. I would like to help them create their own journals so that they can more deeply connect to the reading of Anne Frank's diary.

When you write your own thoughts down, your ideas become more permanent.

I hope to help my students see how rewarding it can be to take some time to be thoughtful about their own lives. By putting their own ideas down on paper, I hope they will see just how important their story is and be better able to relate to the words of Anne Frank.

Mrs. Sutton
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TOPS Idea Collective Journals, 3-1/2x5-1/2", Wide Ruling, Black, 192 Sheets, Embossed • Staples Advantage $3.77 120 $452.40
22186-1072-Copic Ciao Double Ended Marker Set - Set A, Set of 72 • Blick Art Materials $238.44 1 $238.44
00829-1129-Winsor & Newton Watercolor Marker Set - Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $38.23 2 $76.46
00847-1401-Sargent Art Gel Pens - Assorted Colors, Set of 100 • Blick Art Materials $18.39 4 $73.56
20861-1219-Speedball Elegant Writer Dual Tipped Calligraphy Marker Set - Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $14.75 2 $29.50
22304-1006-Sargent Art Liquid Metals Metallic Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Medium Point, Set of 6 • Blick Art Materials $2.87 10 $28.70
12884-1006-Fadeless Art Paper - 12" x 18", Assorted, Sheets, 20 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.62 5 $23.10

Materials cost

$922.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$965.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$170.47

Total project goal

$1,136.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,136.46

4 Donors

-$579.84

Donations toward project cost

-$494.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.48

match offer

-$554.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$471.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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