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Mrs. Schwerman from Normal IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

PBL Flies in Writing Workshop

Help me give my students a chance to create persuasive presentations by using colored paper and printing their papers and presenting them to the principal and others to insure that they have the greatest impact.

  • $478 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is comprised of a diverse group of students from various backgrounds and ethnicities. This is their first year at the middle school and they come from four different elementary buildings. They don’t know each other very well and we encourage them through many team building exercises and project learning activities to build friendships. Students on our team are excited to be a part of the middle school and anxious to be a part of the learning process in their new environment. They are nervous to explore spending time with new teachers, but are encouraged to do their best and are challenged to try hard.

Writing workshop isn't new for students, but can be dull if students don't connect to the topic and/or aren't given the opportunity to write about things that they feel passionate about.

My Project

Project based learning will be utilized within Writing Workshop as students research specific things that they are passionate about that they would like to change. Once they have gone through the many steps in the writing process and gained knowledge and skills by working and investigating they will create a presentation that can be given about their topic.

They will use the colored paper and felt tip markers to create as much flair as possible to impact that reader and be as persuasive as possible.

Their visual will match the intensity of their words throughout the project as they collaborate with their peers and learn about their topic.

Mrs. Schwerman
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 96 | 2 Ink Cartridges | Black, Tri-color | C9363WN, C8767WN • Amazon Business $115.89 1 $115.89
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.54 8 $92.32
1InTheOffice Pastels Colored Copy Paper, Assorted, 8.5 x 11 inch Letter Size, 20lb Density, (400 Sheets) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Hot Glue Gun, TopElek Mini Glue Gun Kit with 30pcs Glue Sticks, High Temperature Melting Glue Gun for DIY Small Projects, Arts and Crafts, Home Quick Repairs,Artistic Creation(20 Watts, Blue) • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.59 2 $31.18
GatorCrafts NEW: Multi Colored Duct Tape - Variety Pack -6 Colors - 10 yards x 2 inch rolls. Girls & Boys Kids Craft Duck Set, Fun DIY Art Kit – Rainbow: orange green yellow pink blue yr • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
RamPro Chevron & Polka Dot Styles Heavy-Duty Duct Tape | Assorted Colors Pack of 12 Rolls, 1.88-inch x 5 Yard. • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Agutape 48 Rolls Washi Tape Set,Foil Gold Skinny Decorative Masking Washi Tapes,3MM Wide DIY Masking Tape • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29

Materials cost

$370.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$406.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.66

Total project goal

$477.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$477.73

1 Donor

-$231.00

Donations toward project cost

-$211.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.65

match offer

-$229.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$194.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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