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Ms. Plisko from Perry OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Art of Thank You

Help me give my students access to thank you cards, birthday cards, and condolence notes so I can teach them how to express kindness, gratitude, and sympathy through their own writing.

  • $333 goal

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My Students

My 7th grade students experience many different moments in their lives. Some are celebratory, like birthday parties, weekend trips to visit family, or hard-won wins in their favorite sport. Other events are more somber: a loved one passing away, or a friend going through a traumatic event.

My students do not lack a voice, or words to express their emotions.

They are filled to the brim with details of their 13th birthday party, or invitations to school dances. They talk of the books their grandparents gave them for Christmas, or of the positive words spoken to them by their coaches.

But they are children of a modern age, where they have learned to communicate to others through Snapchat and Twitter. What they lack is the knowledge of how to properly craft a hand-written note that recognizes and expresses kindness and generosity, or empathy and compassion.

My Project

I hope to teach my students the idea that written words matter; that THEIR words matter. That by taking the time and effort to express thankfulness, gratitude, empathy, and compassion through thoughtful messages, they will understand the power of their kind actions.

Hand-written notes have become a lost art.

Through lessons and modeling, my students will learn why writing notes to others is important, and when it is appropriate to send notes. Next they will learn how to craft their messages beyond a one sentence "thank you for the gift." Finally, they will learn how to properly address an envelope and send it off in the mail.

Through donations, I will establish a well stocked writing area within my classroom. Here, students will find an assortment of note cards for all occasions, as well as an array of colorful pens to use to write their messages. Students will always have access to this area and the supplies there, even after they leave their 7th grade year.

Ms. Plisko
Grades 6-8

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
"Everyday Birthday" Pre-Versed Assorted Pack w/ Fastick Envelopes, 50/PK • Staples Advantage $79.48 1 $79.48
"Occasions" Pre-Versed Assorted Pack w/ Fastick Envelopes, 50/Pk • Staples Advantage $69.15 1 $69.15
"All-Occasion" Pre-Versed Assorted Pack w/ Fastick Envelopes, 30/Pk • Staples Advantage $42.37 1 $42.37
144 Pack Thank You Cards - Thank You Greeting Cards Bulk Box Set - Thank You Note Cards All-Occasion Thank You Notecard Set - Includes 36 Assorted Design Note Cards and White Envelopes, 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Sympathy Cards - 48-Pack Sympathy Cards Bulk, Greeting Cards Sympathy, Watercolor Floral Foliage Designs, Envelopes Included, Assorted Sympathy Cards, 4 x 6 inches • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
JARLINK 48 Colors Journal Planner Pens, Fine Point Fineliner Markers for Journaling Writing Office Supplies • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Motivational Quote Cards/Business Card Size / 50 Kindness Cards • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$248.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$282.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.89

Total project goal

$332.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$332.58

6 Donors

-$181.35

Donations toward project cost

-$169.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

match offer

-$133.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.34

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.89

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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