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Ms. Slater from San Francisco CA is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Poets in the Classroom

The cost of 5 classroom sesions with a published poet is $459, including <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $459 goal

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My class of third graders would like funding for a published poet to visit our classroom for a series of 45-minute lessons so that the children can be inspired to write one or two poems each visit and compile them into an anthology. Our school has for many previous years been funded for a Poets in the Schools project. This year our funder had their resources cut, so that left us without the grant money for this program. Each classroom teacher is trying to raise funds for his or her individual classroom. These children love poetry. It lets their imaginations run free, it explores their feelings, it rewards them for taking risks and playing with words. The results are delightful and the skills they acquire carry over into their other writing projects. Below is a poem inspired by our gifted poet in residence last spring: The Horn of a Unicorn The shell remembers when it was for rent. It remembers a night when a unicorn found it and put it on his head. It remembers a spring when a poor man blew in it to make music and he became famous. The shell remembers a feeling she had running from a bully. It remembers hearing the sound of the soft peaceful ocean. It remembers dreaming about her family. Now it gives a living home to my dream come true. Lydia, age 8 We are requesting funds for 5 sessions with the poet. Thank you.

Ms. Slater
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Sally Doyle, poet (Five class sessions teaching the children to write poetry) $350.00

Visitor cost

$350.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$376.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.58

Total project goal

$458.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$458.76

1 Donor

-$432.61

Donations toward project cost

-$377.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.15

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$0.00

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