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Mrs. McDonald from Topeka KS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocketbook Notebooks to spark Creative Writing and Journal Sharing

My students need Rocketbook One notebooks for Journaling and Creative Writing. The tablet will be made available for students who do not have access to a phone.

  • $799 goal

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My Students

My philosophy of learning is simple: If students feel involved and have ownership in what they are learning, they will perform to the best of their ability. My students love to journal and share their creative writing with me, their parents, and their friends.

My students start 7th grade and hate to write, but when they leave my class they say that the creative writing is what they miss most.

The metamorphosis from reluctant writers to passionate writers occurs through journaling and sharing their writing with others. They are proud to be sharing stories at dinner with their parents and explain excitedly that they are even "teaching their parents!" Our school mission statement is "Inspiring and Challenging Every Child Every Day." It is my hope that this request will do just that!

My Project

My students often come to my class with a fear of writing. Through journaling and creative writing I am able to expose students to the writer inside of them. One of the key pieces that gets students excited about writing is the sharing of their writing. Not only do students love to share orally in class but they also love to share their writing with their peers and with me.

The Rocketbook Notebooks will allow students to share with me, their classmates, and their parents with the scan of a page.

The tactile part of writing, the pencil to paper, is an integral part of the writing process and one that I emphasize with my students. Using the Rocketbooks in my class will allow students to still have the tactile part of the writing process, but will then allow the students journals to be shared with ease. Students will journal in the Rocketbook notebooks using the FriXon pens and then will share their files to their Google drive. Students that do not have phones will be able to use the Samsung tablet to share their writing to the Cloud.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rocketbook One Single-Use Smart Notebook (Letter Size) • Amazon Business $13.28 30 $398.40
8.0" Samsung Galaxy Tab A - 16GB Smoky Titanium • Amazon Business $160.00 1 $160.00
Fintie Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2015) Keyboard Case - Slim Shell Light Weight Stand Cover with Magnetically Detachable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for Tab A 8.0 (SM-T350/T355/P350/P355), Rose Gold • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Color Inks, 7-Pack (31472) • Amazon Business $8.01 1 $8.01

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