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Mrs. Shippy from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Write Stuff!

Help me give my students a variety of writing utensils and 2 new lap desks to start our new year on the "write" foot.

  • $310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in a large, urban city with a diverse population. Many of my students come from single-parent families or from families where both parents work long hours to support their families. Often times, several generations live together in the same house.

Many of my students come from homes where English is not the only language spoken, and many have come to us from other countries.

All of my students receive free lunch. I am lucky enough to teach an awesome group of middle school students who are creative, eager, and enthusiastic. They are always interested in learning more about a topic and constantly challenge me to be on my toes. I want to teach my kids the required subject matter, but I also want to teach them to be themselves, have fun learning and to love reading! Thank you for joining us on our journey.

My Project

In my Language Arts and History classes, I work with some awesome middle school students who strive to do their best everyday, even if it is a struggle. They love to read, write, and express their ideas. They are incredibly creative and love to show off what they have learned. We use a variety of ways to show off; from essays and posters to comic books and timelines, my kids are always coming up with new and unique ways to show what they know. Their creative skills are always on display, which means we are always running low on writing supplies.

Because we are always writing, drawing, and creating, we are in need of new pencils, markers, and pens to help us continue to show what we know!

The pencils are an everyday need which all of my kids will use. The colorful pens and markers will allow my students to create unique and eye-catching projects in english and US History. They lap desks will allow my students to work anywhere in the room giving them a bit of freedom and choice in their workspace.

Whether it is an essay analyzing their favorite book character, a timeline of the Civil War or a comic book retelling the adventures of Lewis and Clark my kids love to create and these writing and drawing supplies will help them get the job done!

Mrs. Shippy
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Honey-Can-Do TBL-03540 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Mint, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Black, 4 Count • Amazon Business $6.79 5 $33.95
AmazonBasics Retractable Ballpoint Pens - Assorted Color, 24-Pack • Amazon Business $12.81 2 $25.62
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count Permanent Marker (2029678) • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Cosmic Color, Limited Edition, 24 Count • Amazon Business $21.50 1 $21.50
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79

Materials cost

$229.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$262.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.36

Total project goal

$309.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.05

1 Donor

-$168.00

Donations toward project cost

-$142.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.20

Matching donations from our partners

-$141.05

Match offers toward project cost

-$119.89

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.16

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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