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Mrs. Massey from Montgomery TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Write Is Learning to Think

Help me give my students what they need to be successful in our Writing class. Easily accessible writing supplies and Task Cards printed in color on an HP Laser Printer will engage and interest my students.

  • $572 goal

This project expired on January 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When my students come into my classroom, they are excited by the interesting environment filled with items from nature like colorful fish, a tiny hamster, tortoise shells, rattlesnake rattles, meteorites and colors from nature like greens, blues and browns. That does engage them because they are so curious about everything. The thing I love most about my students is that they are wide open to learning!

Surrounded by the Piney Woods of Texas, our school is nestled in a community that draws from diverse economic circumstances.

In order to meet the needs of all, I employ seating alternatives, fun supplies, interesting visuals, learning options and most of all, a calm and happy atmosphere. I want them to feel warm, welcome and ready to learn.

My Project

Hurricane Harvey continues to impact us in the Houston area. My students saw and heard many things that were devastating, but also many examples of hope and courage. Writing is an avenue for children to express themselves freely and say the things they feel, but might not otherwise express. A Writing Center in my room will allow my students to access quickly and easily, all in one place, the tools they need to write. Because writing is laborious for some students, if the supplies and environment are appropriate and accessible, they are more willing to write.

Good writers know that they need to revise and edit if they want to produce a solid piece of writing.

My students and I need a color printer so that I can make Task Cards, games, and other materials that will build their revising and editing skills.

Fourth graders have amazing energy and excitement but also anxiety and tougher academic demands. It is a pivotal year for them. They're expected to be more involved in their own learning. Writing and the skills involved to create a solid piece of writing creates anxiety for many fourth graders. Having the tools they need to write and the tools that I need to give them new knowledge are key to a successful, productive classroom.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 62 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - LaserJet Pro m452nw Color Printer - White • Best Buy Education $344.41 1 $344.41
JJ926 - Classic Birch Tabletop Writing Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
JJ864 - Flip-To-Learn Revising & Editing Guide • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 5 $24.95

Materials cost

$449.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.78

Total project goal

$571.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.87

1 Donor

-$243.04

Donations toward project cost

-$243.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$285.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$243.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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