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Ms. Bates from Fort Myers FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Write Stuff Writing Center!

My students need writing materials such as paper, binders, sticky notes, dictionaries and clipboards to start off the new school year writing at full force!

  • $909 goal

This project expired on August 8, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Let the fun begin! For many Fourth Grade students writing can be a difficult and stressful process, especially with FCAT. My goal is to make the writing process as engaging and enjoyable as possible for all students by having plenty of materials and manipulatives to work with during writing time.

Welcome to our Fourth Grade Classroom!

In our room, students will be learning about writing Narrative and Expository stories. Many fourth grade students at our school feel anxious about the writing process; to make the process easier for them, my plan is to ensure that all of my students have access to supplies and manipulatives for our writing workshop.

My Project

I am about to embark into my first year of teaching, and I want to make sure I am prepared to foster a positive environment where my students feel that they can be successful with the writing process, I want them to enjoy it! Some of the materials requested are 2" dividers, pencils, highlighters, colored and lined paper, and materials to keep us organized! My students will use the donated materials to create their very own writing notebooks! In their notebooks the students will be able to show off their imaginations by creating storyboards and stories on both colored and white paper. I have learned that using colored paper can help ease students anxieties as well as assist some students with disabilities. In the students' writing notebook they will have sections for their Expository writing, Narrative Writing, Ideas (to jot down their great ideas), Readers Theater, Response to Literature, Storyboards, Grabbers and Zingers, and examples of great writing from their peers.

As a first year teacher I find myself anxious by the pressure that is put on the students and myself to be successful with several writing assessments.

I want to use techniques that I have learned at a workshop to make writing something engaging, fun, and adventurous for my students. The materials that I have requested will help my students have complete writing binders that they can make their own and take pride in!

Ms. Bates
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Illustrated Spanish-English Student Dictionary • Encyclopedia Britannica $19.95 1 $19.95
Quill Brand 1-1/2" Round Ring Binder View, White, 3-Ring • $3.41 25 $85.25
Storex 12-Compartment Literature Organizer Light Grey • $49.49 1 $49.49
Post-it Notes Super Sticky Pad 3x3", Ultra Colors, 12 Pack • $15.29 2 $30.58
Quill Brand Hardboard Tan Clipboards Letter size, 9x12-1/2" • $1.52 30 $45.60
Smencils Gourmet Scented Pencils Colored 10 Pack • $13.49 3 $40.47
Prismacolor Col-Erase Colored Pencils 24 Colors • $11.69 3 $35.07
Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencil HB-Soft No. 2 Lead Yellow Barrel 30/Pack • $10.79 3 $32.37
Avery WorkSaver Big Tab Insertable Dividers Buff, Multi-Color 8-Tab Set, Copper-Reinforced Edge • $1.25 25 $31.25
Pilot EasyTouch Retractable Ball Point Pens Fine Point, Blue • $9.99 3 $29.97
Sharpie Gel Highlighters Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 4-Color Set • $3.49 8 $27.92
Swingline EasyView 3-Hole Punch • $20.69 1 $20.69
Ticonderoga Noir Woodcase Pencil HB-Soft No. 2 Lead Holographic Barrel 12/Pack • $4.94 4 $19.76
Quill Brand Premium Multi-Purpose Paper 8-1/2x11" Letter Size 3-Hole Punched • $9.71 2 $19.42
Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary • Encyclopedia Britannica $17.95 4 $71.80
Quill Brand Self Stick Sticky Notes 1-1/2x2", Coastal Pastel Colors, 12 Pack • $5.84 3 $17.52
Wausau 24-Lb. Astrobrights Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Planetary Purple • $15.29 1 $15.29
Quill Brand Loose-Leaf Binder Rings 2" Diameter • $2.51 6 $15.06
Stanley Bostitch Classic Metal Stapler, Black • $7.46 2 $14.92
Hammermill Great White 30% Recycled Multi-Use Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size • $7.37 2 $14.74
Fireworx 20lb. Color Copy/Laser Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Jammin' Salmon • $13.79 1 $13.79
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper Blue • $12.14 1 $12.14
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper Orange • $12.14 1 $12.14
Musgrave Pencil Grips 36/Bag • $9.44 1 $9.44
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Pink • $8.99 1 $8.99
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Yellow • $8.99 1 $8.99
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Blue • $8.99 1 $8.99
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Green • $8.99 1 $8.99
Roaring Spring Wide-Ruled Filler Paper 200 Sheets Per Pack • $2.87 3 $8.61
The Pencil Grip Stapler Remover, Long Handle • $1.70 1 $1.70

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