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Ms. Staruk from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reader's and Writer's Workshop Materials for Little Authors and Illustrators

Help me give my students access to materials such as paper, pencils, post-its, and anchor charts, needed for a successful Reader's and Writer's Workshop block!

  • $792 goal

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My Students

By providing my students with materials and resources, your kind donations would enable my third-grade students to learn, and thrive, in one of the most important years of their academic lives. Our inner-city public elementary school, in a building that is over 100 years old, is located in a low-income urban neighborhood in MA. Our student population has a higher percentage of high needs students (95%), economically disadvantaged students (71%), and English Language Learners (52%) than either the district or the state.

It is my priority to make my classroom one that is safe, comfortable, and conducive to learning.

My vision for this project is to​ provide my diverse students with the literary materials necessary for a successful Reader's Workshop block. Thank you for considering.

My Project

As students enter third grade, the focus shifts from "learning to read" to "reading to learn"! Students in third grade also learn how to become authors of a variety of writing genres.

Readers and Writers Workshops have been proven to be engaging and effective practices for teaching literacy.

Access to materials such as pencils, paper, anchor charts, and crayons, will help my readers and writers to find themselves as authors this year. During workshops, students will learn a variety of reading and writing strategies that will last a lifetime​!

Adding writing utensils like crayons and markers will also help our authors and illustrators in the class to showcase their talents. We appreciate your help!

Ms. Staruk
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Mini Easel Pad, 15" x 18", White, 20 Sheets/Pad (577SS) • Staples Advantage $61.99 2 $123.98
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25" x 30", White, 3 Pads/Pack (559 VAD20 3PK) • Staples Advantage $93.99 1 $93.99
Staples Snap Plastic Case, Clear (22859) • Staples Advantage $3.29 25 $82.25
X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (1670) • Staples Advantage $48.39 1 $48.39
Crayola Crayons, 24/Box • Staples Advantage $1.80 25 $45.00
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Tip, Black Ink, 36/Bx (1921062) • Staples Advantage $41.19 1 $41.19
Post-it Super Sticky Tabletop Easel Pad, 20" x 23", White with Primary Lines, 20 Sheets/Pad (563PRL) • Staples Advantage $20.03 2 $40.06
BIC Brite Liner Stick Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 24/Pack (BL241AST) • Staples Advantage $7.49 5 $37.45
Post-it Recycled Super Sticky Notes, 4" x 4", Bali Collection, Lined, 90 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads/Pack (675-6SSNRP) • Staples Advantage $13.79 2 $27.58
Crayola Kid's Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 10/Pack (58-7722) • Staples Advantage $5.19 4 $20.76
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (86601) • Staples Advantage $6.50 3 $19.50
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 72/Pack (33904) • Staples Advantage $17.49 1 $17.49
Crayola Colored Pencils, 24/Box • Staples Advantage $4.00 4 $16.00
Sharpie FLIP CHART Water Based Markers, Bullet Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (22478) • Staples Advantage $5.77 2 $11.54
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 4/Pack (80074) • Staples Advantage $7.89 1 $7.89

Materials cost

$633.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$672.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.69

Total project goal

$791.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$791.26

1 Donor

-$396.00

Donations toward project cost

-$336.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.40

match offer

-$395.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$335.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.29

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$0.00

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