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  • $420 goal

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Mrs. Olszewski
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Starting the School Year Off Write!

My students need 1 pencil sharpener, 10 clipboards, chart paper, a book binding machine and binding spirals.

Kindergarten students are the best writers! Hi! I teach Kindergarten at a Focus school in North Carolina. Being a Focus school, many of our children lack sufficient supplies and are in high-need of help and support. In my Kindergarten classroom, I teach all subjects including writing.

Writing is such a challenge for Kindergarten students. It also proves to be just as much as a challenge for me, the teacher. But, these students have the best stories to tell. I want to provide my students with great supplies and a readiness of supplies that their stories can be put down on paper and put together to create books. I don't have these supplies in my classroom, but with this grant, I will be able to better encourage the writing process.

I would need a pencil sharpener for the classroom. This will keep students from stopping when they break a pencil. Before we only had one pencil sharpener for 5 Kindergarten classrooms. I would also need clipboards in order for my students to walk around the room and write environmental print. Once the students write their stories, I would then use the spirals and the binding machine to create their own personal book. The chart paper would be used during interactive writing. Interactive writing will help generate ideas for students to write about.

My students are aspiring authors. Who knows, I may have the next Dr. Seuss in my classroom? I need to be able to provide my students with the materials and support to foster this love of writing. I know that with these supplies, that love will flourish.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
9X12.5 HARDBOARD CLIPBOARD -- Saunders Hardboard Clipboard; Letter Size • Quill Corporation $1.25 10 $12.50
Pacon Chart Tablet, 1 1/2quot; Ruled, 24quot; x 16quot; • Office Depot Inc. $4.46 2 $8.92
Pacon Chart Tablet, 1 1/2quot; Ruled, 24quot; x 32quot; • Office Depot Inc. $7.31 2 $14.62
GBC(R) C95 Comb Binding Machine • Office Depot Inc. $194.99 1 $194.99
SCHOOL PRO ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPNER -- X-ACTO by Boston School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill Corporation $35.99 1 $35.99
1/4" PLASTIC BINDING SPIRALS -- GBC CombBind Binding Spines; 1/4" for Up to 25 Pages, Black • Quill Corporation $6.74 2 $13.48

Materials cost

$280.50

Vendor shipping charges

$28.05

State sales tax

$11.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$344.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.51

Total project goal

$419.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$419.51

9 Donors

-$404.71

Donations toward project cost

-$344.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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