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Mrs. Kaump from Oakland MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Write Stuff: Anchor Charts and Revision Tools!

My students need basic school supplies like Post-it Easel Pads, paper, markers and pens to use during writing lessons.

  • $202 goal

This project expired on January 5, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our 8th grade is the best! My 8th graders come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our school is a Title I school. We're a suburban community that pulls students from a wide range of neighborhoods.

My 8th graders are on the edge between childhood and adulthood; they are so ready to soar.

In middle school, each day brings them closer to discovering who they're going to be. Each day gives them an opportunity to grow into responsible, respectful adults.

My Project

I teach 8th grade Language Arts. In my class we create “anchor charts” that are displayed around the room with notes and reminders from recent lessons. We create these charts together in class using chart paper with markers. Education and advertising research has shown that colored background with black ink makes information easier to read. For this reason, I use brightly colored paper and black markers to highlight important information in our anchor charts.

When students encounter a particular challenge in their work, they can refer to anchor charts for assistance!

Sometimes, as charts are removed from the walls, students can glue mini versions of helpful anchor charts into their notebooks to use later. I would use brightly colored printer paper to print mini-charts on, so students can quickly find and use helpful mini-charts.

Students revise and edit their writing throughout the writing process. Even though more and more of their work is completed on the computer, I still find that students have a much harder time revising and editing digitally. They miss so many of the awkward wordings/typos/errors when they revise and edit on the computer. I often have my students print their work so they can revise and edit the old fashioned way using a pen and paper. My students use different colored pens to stand for different elements. For example, they could correct spelling errors in red, and revise their transitions in purple. When my students have another student revise their work, they use a different color than the author, so the author can tell who made which correction.

Mrs. Kaump
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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26 donors26 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Easel Pad, 25" x 30", White, Recycled, 2/Pack, (559RP) • Quill.com $53.54 1 $53.54
Mr. Sketch Scented Washable Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36 Count (2003992) • Quill.com $37.39 1 $37.39
Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pen, 1.4 mm Bold, Purple, 12/pk (35830) • Quill.com $11.04 3 $33.12
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets/Pack (21289/22289) • Quill.com $15.29 1 $15.29

Materials cost

$139.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$171.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.25

Total project goal

$201.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$201.68

24 Donors

-$147.27

Donations toward project cost

-$126.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.89

Matching donations from our partners

-$53.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$45.05

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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