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Ms. Lopez from Sacramento CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Step Outside the Writing Box

My students need two "Trait Crates" to help them improve their writing, and learn all the parts of the writing process.

  • $273 goal

This project expired on April 28, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in." -Harold Goddard, The Meaning of Shakespeare

I am a K/1 teacher and I teach all subjects.

Our school is predominantly minority, consisting of 80% African American, 15% Latino, 3% white and 2% other. We are also urban, low socio-economic, and 91% free lunch. "College for Certain" is our motto, and it is lived out by students, teachers, and families at our school. I would like to use the Trait Crates to increase the word choice, conventions and organizational writing skills of students who come to us with low verbal skills and language experience.

My Project

With the Trait Crates, I could really bring writing alive, make it more meaningful and create an environment where students will create. Writing should become better and the understanding of curriculum goals, such as ideas, voice, organization, sentence fluency, word choice and conventions.

Since the regular diet of brainstorm, pre-write, rough draft and final are not increasing learning, I feel that this new avenue would be great.

My students will benefit greatly from these resources which are tailored to their independent writing level.

Ms. Lopez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trait Crate: Grade 1: Picture Books, Model Lessons, and More • AKJ Books $91.25 1 $91.25
The Trait Crate Grade K • AKJ Books $91.25 1 $91.25

Materials cost

$182.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$231.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.93

Total project goal

$272.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$272.87

3 Donors

-$239.74

Donations toward project cost

-$231.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.13

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$0.00

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