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Ms. Ymaya from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Want to Write!

Help me give my students multi-colored pens to take notes and to help my students to anecdote text, and color code their notes in their notebooks.

  • $215 goal

This project expired on April 11, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I school in a low economic area. Our classroom is filled with varying abilities and learning styles. 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. For some, those are the only meals they can rely on. Most families are blended families and some students only have one parent.

Despite the many challenges that they face, my students are always ready to learn and eager to try new things.

I strive to provide them with rich experiences because they are resilient learners who love school.

My Project

My students love to be colorful. I started the year with several sets of colorful pens and Sharpies however, due to their constant use in creating their doodling notes they are quickly drying up. My students love to be able to be creative with their notes and their drawings. The addition of color adds a flair to the notes that help them to retain the information.

These colorful notes engage both sides of their brains which helps in their memory, focus, and retention.

Also, it helps them to relax and adds some excitement to otherwise boring note taking. In addition to creating notes they create personalized stickers to add to their notes and to their assignments to add a more personal touch.

Ms. Ymaya
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BIC 4-Color Ballpoint Retractable Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Assorted Ink / Green and White Barrels, 2/Pk • $6.79 8 $54.32
BIC 4-Color Retractable Pen, Fine, Medium Point Type, Refillable, Multi, Black, Red, Green, 1 Pack • $2.55 15 $38.25
BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry Retractable Gel-ink Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), 8/Pk (RGLCGAP81-AST) • $11.04 3 $33.12
BIC Mark-it Permanent Marker, Fine Point Tip, Assorted Colors, 36/Pack (GPMXP361-AST) • $24.64 1 $24.64

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