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Mrs. Walker from McKinney TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Our Point: Writing Center Basic Supplies

Help me give my students materials to enhance our Writing Center. A fresh supply of pens, pencils, paper, highlighters, stickers, envelopes, and binders will help inspire these budding authors.

  • $241 goal

This project expired on April 14, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second grade class typically works for part of the day at hands-on learning centers that integrate all subject areas. These activities and centers tap into my students' natural curiosity and give ample opportunities for them to be active participants in their own learning.

Each day is a new opportunity to make an impact on their lives and to inspire and drive their desire to learn.

In our district, we know many of our students overcome significant obstacles to pursue their education.

Despite those obstacles, our students arrive in the classroom ready for discovery. These students are inspiring learners.

My Project

For the past couple years I have purchased many of my own supplies and made due with what I have had in my classroom. I try to recycle as much as possible and encourage my students to do the same. However, at the end of the year I am nearly out of essential supplies: highlighters, paper, pencils, envelopes, binders, and stickers.

Second grade students are asked to write a lot, and many of them struggle with developing those writing skills that will play a critical role in their education as they get older.

When a skill is difficult for a child to master, it is important to make learning it fun so they will be motivated to persevere.

These supplies that I've requested will be used to create a fun, interactive writing center. Children get excited over small things like different colored paper, unique writing tools, and stickers. They will use them to practice their writing and editing skills. Strong writers are strong learners, and you never know when one of them may decided to grow up to become an author. They have wonderful stories to tell, and just need our help in getting them out!

Mrs. Walker
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simply Economy View Binder with Round Rings, Black, 100-Sheet Capacity, 1/2" (Ring Diameter), 12/Ct • Staples Advantage $29.99 1 $29.99
Staples Hype Tank Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted, Dozen (29204) • Staples Advantage $6.49 4 $25.96
Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel Roller Pens, Fine Point, Assorted, 20/Pack (31294) • Staples Advantage $19.99 1 $19.99
Staples Grip Mechanical Pencils, Black Barrel with Assorted Grips, 12/Pk (11454) • Staples Advantage $4.99 4 $19.96
Trend Enterprises, Inc. SuperSpots Frog-tastic! Frog Stickers, Multicolor, 2500/Pkg • Staples Advantage $18.59 1 $18.59
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Blue, 250/Pack (21101) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Light Green, 250/Pack (21103) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Stinky Stickers Scratch-and-Sniff Variety Pack,Mixed Shapes Variety Pack,350/Pk • Staples Advantage $10.59 1 $10.59
LUX A7 Invitation Envelopes (5 1/4 x 7 1/4) 50/Box, 24lb. Bright White (72940-50) • Staples Advantage $10.19 1 $10.19
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.78 1 $7.78

Materials cost

$172.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$204.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.11

Total project goal

$240.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$240.72

1 Donor

-$120.36

Donations toward project cost

-$102.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.05

match offer

-$120.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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