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Mrs. Crosthwait from Danville CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Real Life Writing!

Help me give my students the opportunity to write in authentic ways including journaling and by writing notes to friends and family members.

  • $730 goal

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My Students

We are a group of unique individuals who love to learn in ways that apply classroom concepts to real life situations. We also have an incredible community of parents who love to help and support their students at home

We are a community of diverse learners.

Many of our scholars score at or above standard, but we also we have 12-15% who are not performing at standard. Some scholars are second language learners and others have difficulty learning through traditional methods. These are scholars who have been identified with learning disabilities, which also includes students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. Sometimes traditional methods don't address the way they learn.

In our school we love to learn and we acquire knowledge and skills best through learning together, sharing ideas and applying our skills to real world situations. I love that our school is made of unique individuals who bring varying ideas and enjoy working together. They solve problems by sorting out and building on each other’s ideas. Most importantly these scholars bring a love of learning to school everyday!

My Project

Research has shown the when students are given authentic and meaningful writing experiences, their writing improves.

Through the use of bullet journals, notecards and letters, the students will engage in real world experiences that have a purpose making the students excited about writing!

With the use of journaling and journal prompts, the students will be working on introspective writing. Also, writing cards and having an authentic audience to send them to will give the students purpose in their writing. The class will be researching how to send letters to give opinions, as well as sending notes of praise to some of our favorite people. These may be friends and family, or they could be celebrities including actors, sports figures, and other people we admire.

These real world writing experiences will give the students additional skills while showing them that writing can be fun!

Mrs. Crosthwait
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 30 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Journal Planner Pens Colored Pens Fine Point Markers Fine Tip Drawing Pens Porous Fineliner Pen for Bullet Journaling Writing Note Taking Calendar Agenda Coloring Art Office Supplies (18 Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 30 $239.70
Minimalism Art, Soft Cover Notebook Journal, A5 Size 5.8 X 8.3 inches, Blue, Ruled Lined Page, 176 Pages, Fine PU Leather, Premium Thick Paper-100gsm, Ribbon Bookmark, Designed in San Francisco • Amazon Business $7.95 30 $238.50
160 Sets 16 Colors Contour Flap Envelopes Invitation Envelopes Self Seal and Greetings Rainbow Blank Single Panel Cards Note Cards Love Notes Cards for Wedding Kids Personal Stationery Graduation Gift • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
American Greetings Single Panel Blank Cards with Envelopes, Neon Rainbow (100-Count) - 5672262 • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

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