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Ms. Ingel from Honolulu HI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Right Way to Write!

My students need plastic clipboards, writing claws, a letter activity center, and other items to help them learn to print letters and numbers correctly and with proper pencil grip.

  • $257 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a high poverty elementary school in Honolulu, Hawaii. Students at my school come from many cultures and ethnic backgrounds. My students are 5 and 6 years old and they love to learn and experience new things in fun and exciting ways!

My school is about 50% military and 50% local students.

Due to our high military population, students transfer in and out frequently. Since school comprises a large part of a child's life, making my classroom a welcome place is an important factor in helping new students adjust to their new life.

My Project

Since many of my students will start school with no previous writing experience, I want to give them many opportunities and ways to practice. They can use the dough, mats, rollers, and "learn the alphabet" mats, to form the letters of the alphabet. The letter activity centers will be used for individual practice during center time.

Once we begin actually writing, my students can use the pencil grip "claws" to experience how to properly hold their pencil.

The clipboards will be used for writing practice when sitting on the carpet.

The items I have chosen for this project will help my Kindergarten students to become confident, successful writers!

Ms. Ingel
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Transparent Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $14.95 4 $59.80
GR212 - Writing Claws - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC128 - Lakeshore Scented Dough • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TG165 - Messy Mats - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DS348 - Dough Rollers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$177.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.51

Total project goal

$256.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$256.73

3 Donors

-$145.86

Donations toward project cost

-$123.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.88

match offer

-$110.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.63

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$0.00

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