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Ms. Tapia from Hyattsville MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Summer Pen Pals

Help me give my students materials to write summer letters to build their writing skills.

  • $536 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have such an eagerness to learn. We have a large population of English Language Learners in our school, with very little materials to support them.

Many of the students in our school come from low-income families and they rely on our school for support.

I am always amazed to see the growth of our ELLs as they progress throughout the year.

My Project

During this virtual world, the area that has affected students the hardest is writing. This is especially true for my ELL students. In this past year it has been very difficult to teach writing instruction during the virtual learning.

The envelopes, stamps and labels will help my students and I to communicate in the summer as Pen Pals.

By writing to me during the summer, my ELLs will continue to develop their writing skills. I would also love to send additional trinkets with their letters which can double the cost of postage.

Your support will cover the cost of postage and materials that are needed for the success of Summer Pen Pals.

Ms. Tapia
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
United States Postal Service First-Class Forever Postage Stamps, 5 Packs of 20 Stamps • Staples $56.50 4 $226.00
Staples Laser/Inkjet Address Labels, 1" x 2 5/8", White, 30 Labels/Sheet, 100 Sheets/Box (18057/SIWO100) • Staples $34.49 2 $68.98
Staples EasyClose Catalog Envelopes, 9"L x 12"H, Brown, 100/Box (381970/19024) • Staples $26.45 2 $52.90
Brecknell Digital Postal Scale 7 Lb. Capacity (PS7) • Staples $24.59 1 $24.59
Staples EasyClose Security Tinted #10 Business Envelopes, 4 1/8" x 9 1/2", White, 100/Box (50308) • Staples $11.54 2 $23.08

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