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Mrs. Ciamberlano from Bensalem PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Everyone Writing!

My students need a writing center filled with all of the necessary tools and materials a writer would use, and this center will equip all students with everything they need to have fun with writing. We need a whiteboard, markers, a director's chair, colored pencils, sticky notes, a hole punch, and legal pads.

  • $532 goal

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My Students

My 4th-grade students are awesome kids! They represent many different countries and many of my students are fluent in two languages. My class of 28 students are diverse in many ways. They are a diverse class in who they are, where they come from, the languages they speak, the way they learn, and so much more. I learn so much from my students! They come to me with a wealth of information that they love sharing. I love learning about their cultures, native countries, and their languages. We have a wonderful time learning from one another!

My students are enthusiastic about their education, and are always excited to learn new things.

They are working on building their writing skills and becoming independent writers. They have been working hard this year with practicing various writing genres and working our way through the writing process. I am amazed with how much my students learned this year about what it means to be a writer. We also spent a lot of time learning how to treat each other with kindness and respect, which helped us build a successful reading and writing community within our classroom.

My Project

Having a writing center in our classroom will equip my students with all of the materials they'll need for writing workshop. The writing process can be a daunting task for kids, simply because there are many steps to take in order to publish a piece of writing. I want to have a special place in our classroom where students can go to get exactly what they need to help them through the writing process. I want my kids to be excited to write! Having a writing center stocked with all of the necessary writing tools and materials will help motivate my students to get writing and have fun with it.

Mrs. Ciamberlano
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nosiva Tripod Whiteboard - 24x36 Inches Magnetic Dry Erase Board/Flipchart Easel With Black Aluminum Frame, Lightweight White Boards, Height Adjustable Whiteboard • Amazon Business $84.99 1 $84.99
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $54.54 1 $54.54
Casual Home 18" Director's Chair Natural Frame with Black Canvas • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
AmazonBasics Legal/Wide Ruled 8-1/2 by 11-3/4 Legal Pad - Canary (50 sheets per pad, 12 pack) • Amazon Business $10.19 3 $30.57
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
Swingline 3 Hole Punch, Electric Paper Punch, Portable, Desktop, 15 Sheets Capacity (74515) • Amazon Business $23.07 1 $23.07
Westcott School Scissor Caddy with 24 Pointed 5" Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection • Amazon Business $18.78 1 $18.78
BIC MSBAPP241-A-AST Cristal Xtra Bold Fashion Ballpoint Pen, Bold Point (1.6mm), Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $6.19 3 $18.57
Clipco Stapler with 6000 Staples Full Desk Size Black (3-Pack) • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Early Buy 7 Bright Color Lined Sticky Notes Self-Stick Notes 3 in x 3 in, 80 Sheets/Pad, 14 Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $6.78 2 $13.56
Post-it(R) Notes, 4 in x 6 in, Marseille Collection, Lined, 5 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (660-5PK-AST) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Clipco Paper Fasteners Small 1/2-Inch Brass Plated (100-Pack) • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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