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  • $586 goal

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Mr. Mokski
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Just the Basics

Help me give my students the basic essentials: pencils, card stock, art supplies, book making supplies, and slip covers to promote our future authors and independent thinkers.

My Students

I have the honor of working with 21 Kindergarten students at a Title 1 (low-income) school in Oakland, California. While a majority of the students speak a language other than English at home, the instruction is provided in English. There are a total of six languages spoken within the student's homes.

My students create 1-3 pages of individual writing samples each day during our writing workshop.

Many of the students choose to spend their free time within the classroom and recess to further their writing topics. The students have a lot to say on a wide range of topics. I love the fact that they present their own ideas as they begin to master the printed English language.

My Project

Our classroom utilizes a writing workshop curriculum in which the students draw, write, and present their thoughts on topics of interest to them on a daily basis. In order to maximize the development of the students, we are in need of the basic supplies.

This request covers the essential supplies for our writing project for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year.

Pencils are used daily for writing and drawing. The more they can write the better. Card stock will be used within the students writing folders to model: alphabet, common sight words, and words specifically related to their writing. This promotes independence reference skills and speeds up their work. I am not able to keep with writing the requested words on the board while I provide differentiated individual instruction. Card stock is also utilized for art projects that extend and enrich their writing. Invisible tape and glue sticks will be used in the construction of original books created by the students. The children create books that include both non-fiction and fiction compositions. Dry erase markers and a portion of the slip covers will be used to practice writing their letters and numbers. The students are able to practice writing advanced words by presenting them with printed models within the slip covers. This allows us to utilize less printed material. The remaining slip covers are used to post the student's writing samples by child. The hanging files will be used to store student work within their individual works in progress files, as well as storing and tracking their progress throughout the year within cumulative files. The sticky notes allow the students to comment on the work of their peers without damaging the original works of literature.

A secondary benefits of these items includes: improved reading skills and self confidence.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 5 $87.45
Charles Leonard Flat Easel Paint Brushes With 1/2" Wide Natural Stubby Handle, Black Bristle, 12/Pack • Staples Advantage $26.99 3 $80.97
Chenille Kraft Jumbo Glue Sticks 1.41 oz., 30/Pack, Clear (CK-338730) • Staples Advantage $24.59 2 $49.18
Staples Invisible Tape, 1" Core, Clear, 3/4" x 1,296", 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $20.99 2 $41.98
Staples Hanging File Folders, 5-Tab, Letter, Standard Green, Box/50 • Staples Advantage $19.29 2 $38.58
Staples Remarx Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/Pk (29211) • Staples Advantage $3.16 10 $31.60
Staples Nonstick Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, Heavy-Weight, Clear, 3.3 mil, 8 1/2" x 11", 200/Bx • Staples Advantage $29.69 1 $29.69
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.96 4 $27.84
Post-it Notes, 3" x 3" Assorted Colors, 100 Sheets/Pad, 18 Pads/Pack (654-14+4YWB) • Staples Advantage $19.99 1 $19.99
Paper Mate Flair Felt-Tip Pens, Medium Point, Black, 12/pk (8430152) • Staples Advantage $15.38 1 $15.38

Materials cost

$422.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$497.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.82

Total project goal

$585.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$585.49

1 Donor

-$292.74

Donations toward project cost

-$248.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.91

match offer

-$292.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$248.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 21 students.

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