You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Guzman from Pinole CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready Set Write!

Help me give my students an electric sharpener, books, book bins, organizers and markers.

  • $677 goal

This project expired on February 2, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school consists of over 68% of the students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Some of my students are already facing challenges in trying to blend in and learn a new language. Many of the kids are English language learners who have immigrated to this country. Many students come from households that are limited to helping them with basic skills. They depend 100% on all school materials to learn new concepts, do research and create projects. All kids regardless of their backgrounds are eager to learn and have new experiences.

My Project

Independent writing seems to be an area in where both adults and children struggle. Writing can especially be more difficult when you are just beginning to learn to read. It proves to be more challenging when you are also juggling a new language. I want to make writing something my students look forward to doing, I want them to know that they have the power to let their imagination go and create writing masterpieces using flair pens as our writing program suggests.

We will use the desk organizers, compartment sorters and bins to store our writing folders and our different writing paper choices.

Students will have access to creating illustrations that go with their writing by using different writing tools such as the silly scented pencils. They will have access to sharpening their utensils with an electronic sharpener, not a manual one anymore! Our timer with help them manage their writing time and help keep them on track.

My goal is to teach different writing genres, we will use the different books such as The Best Story, The Rain Stomper and Ugly Fish to dissect what each author does to bring this story to life and use those strategies in our own writing. At the end of each trimester will have a book-sale on books they have written and will display them for parents on our wire counter-top.

I look forward to making writing an exciting time for them, I no longer what them to dread writing time. With your generous donations we can make this a reality for each child. Thank you!

Mrs. Guzman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Guzman is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ES119 - Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
Displays2go Wire Countertop Literature Rack, 6-Tier Brochure Organizer, Open Shelf, White (WRC6T29WHT) • Amazon Business $51.37 1 $51.37
TT730X - Neon Heavy-Duty Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Crayola Silly Scents Mini Twistables, Scented Crayons, Gift for Kids, 24ct • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $29.37 1 $29.37
SimpleHouseware Mesh Desk Organizer with Sliding Drawer, Double Tray and 5 Upright Sections, Black • Amazon Business $26.87 1 $26.87
Bankers Box Decorative Eight Compartment Literature Sorter, Letter, Black/Gray Pinstripe (6170301) • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
Kitchen Dance • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Limited Edition Candy Pop Pack, 24 Count • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
The Best Story • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
Ugly Fish • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Rain Stomper • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
I Wish You More • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mr. Sketch Scented Stix Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 10-Count • Amazon Business $5.47 2 $10.94
Mr. Sketch 1924061 Washable Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 14-Count • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Mr. Sketch 1924061 Washable Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 14-Count • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
Kiss Good Night (Sam Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Pinole","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[569644],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3674313,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":26,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Guzman","authorIds":{"569644":{"owner":"Mrs. Guzman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3674313],"proposalHash":"242985640","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":59319,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":505,"proposalURL":"project/zoom-in/5175999/","proposalTitle":"Zoom In!","proposalId":5175999},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTg0ODMyNQ==","NjA3NTQ1OQ==","Mjg1NTYyNw==","MTYzNTIwMw=="],"teacherId":569644,"schoolCounty":"Contra Costa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}