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Ms. McGettigan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Paper to Make Us Read and Write

My students need envelopes and paper to continue to grow as writers. With these supplies, we will expand our morning stations to include a mail station. We will have a real reason to read and write.

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is a bright and active group of five and six year-olds. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together, which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day.

We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.

Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers writers and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. There is so much to learn.

My Project

In this project, we are asking for very basic writing supplies. We need envelopes and paper to start writing to each other. With the index cards, we can make sure everyone gets a note each and every week.

These neat easel pads will let us create large versions of what we need to say to each other.

We will share the pen and follow the teacher to write notes to characters in stories, author we really like and to each other. Sometimes, we will write apology notes to the teacher or other staff members, because we do act like five year olds some days.

Ms. McGettigan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Copy Paper; 8-1/2x11", Letter Size • Staples Advantage $34.28 2 $68.56
Post-it, Easel Pad, 25" x 30", Faint Blue Ruled, Yellow, 2/PK, (561) • Staples Advantage $56.99 1 $56.99
Avery Laser Shipping Labels with TrueBlock, 2" x 4", White, 1000/Box (05163) • Staples Advantage $35.99 1 $35.99
Staples Stickies Restickable Easel Pad, 30 Sheets, 1" Blank, White, 30"H x 25"W, 2/Ct • Staples Advantage $27.59 1 $27.59
Staples Brown Kraft Clasp 9" x 12" Envelopes, 100/Box • Staples Advantage $16.29 1 $16.29
Staples Index Cards, Ruled, Assorted Neon Colors, 3" x 5", 300/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.99 2 $11.98
Staples Easy Close #10 Security-Tint Envelopes, 100/Box (394057/19037) • Staples Advantage $10.59 1 $10.59
Staples Perforated Notepad, Wide Ruled, White, 8 1/2" x 11 3/4", 50 Sheets/Pad, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.45 1 $5.45

Materials cost

$233.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$266.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.11

Total project goal

$314.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$314.05

12 Donors

-$307.52

Donations toward project cost

-$266.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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