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Mrs. Erickson from Bridgewater NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Lit LIT!!!

Help me give my students the gifts of friendly discussion and interactive learning!

  • $438 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Listening to my seniors discuss their reading and other topics in class renews my hope for the future. There are a lot of very smart and very clever kids out there! I'm always impressed by the way THEY teach ME new ideas and new perspectives.

Half of my students are learning English as their second language.

So many of them have such interesting backgrounds; it's like having a little piece of the world in my classroom.

I want my students to learn how to discuss important topics without arguing or shutting down. Discord is key.

My Project

Many literature classes focus on worksheets or reading comprehension. I want my students to interact with the text through the use of annotations with Post-its. They should have the opportunity to share their ideas through classroom displays with the easel papers.

Too many classes focus on reading and writing responses; I focus on discussion and listening to other ideas.

Literature can change lives and that is what I want for my students, and I hope you can help me achieve that.

Many students express themselves and their ideas better through creative means, as opposed to formal writing. Although I recognize the need for formal writing, I believe the first step students need is sharing their ideas. They need the opportunity to do that in the most comfortable way possible. This can then evolve into a formal essay, when appropriate.

I want my students to be able to appreciate literature, but be able to apply the lessons they learn through it to our current lives. Literature in isolation leads to the end of reading; but literature in context helps students read more.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $40.71 1 $40.71
Electric 3 Hole Paper Punch, VEYETTE Paper Puncher with Adapter for Office School Studio, 15 Sheet Capacity, AC or Battery Black • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Starburst Bulk Candy Wholesale - 10 Full lb • Amazon Business $33.91 1 $33.91
Pacon Super Value Poster Board, 22"X28", White, 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count • Amazon Business $23.40 1 $23.40
Youngever 12 Plastic Pack Pocket Folders - Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder, in 6 Colors • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Crayola Bulk Construction Paper, Back to School Supplies, 10 Colors, 480 Count • Amazon Business $18.19 1 $18.19
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Original, Pump Bottle, 30 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Assorted Colors, 15 Pads/Pack, 45 Sheets/Pad (654-15SSMULTI) • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Officemate Assorted Heavy-Duty Magnets, Circles, Assorted Sizes & Colors, 30/Tub (92501) • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $5.74 2 $11.48
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 25% Less Sugar, Variety Pack, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
JOLLY RANCHER Bulk Halloween Candy, 5 Pounds • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
12-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers/Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bostitch Office Heavy Duty 40 Sheet Stapler, Small Stapler Size, Fits into the Palm of Your Hand; Black (B175-BLK) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Scotch Brand Magic Tape with Black Dispenser, Numerous Applications, Invisible, Engineered for Office and Home Use, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls, 1 Dispenser (810K6C38) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Creative Teaching Press Emoji Rewards Stickers (4143) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Kleenex Trusted Care Facial Tissues, 6 Flat Boxes, 144 Tissues per Box (864 Tissues Total) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Stren SHIQS10-15 High Impact Monofilament Fishing Line, Clear, 10 Pound, 1275 Yards • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Hefty Disposable Plastic Cups in Assorted Colors -16 Oz, 100Count • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64

Materials cost

$336.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$372.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.65

Total project goal

$437.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$437.68

3 Donors

-$244.00

Donations toward project cost

-$207.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.60

Matching donations from our partners

-$193.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$164.63

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.05

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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