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Ms. Johnson from Reno NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Watch Us Write!

My students need personal dictionaries, writing paper, and highlighters so that they can learn to express themselves through writing.

  • $272 goal

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My Students

I teach at a small charter school with one teacher per grade level. I currently work with 27 students. My students are primarily Spanish speaking students who have qualified for Special Education. Even though my students are at a Title I school and they come from a low socioeconomic background they enjoy being in school and want to learn.

My students need writing dictionaries and paper, so that they can learn to write independently.

It is very hard for my Special Education students to write and they need to look up a lot of words. These dictionaries allow them to quickly look up words. They also have a space where they can write their own words.

My Project

Writing is the most difficult subject for my Special Education students who are also learning English. This makes it very difficult for them to learn how to express themselves and spell correctly. When they are writing they are trying to figure out how to spell words and that takes away from their abilities to focus on the content.

Your donation will help my students to increase their ability to spell words and to correct their writing allowing them to express themselves.

The Words I Use When I Write books are important to my students. Some of my students are currently using them and they love them. The books have the common sight words and a lot of the frequently used words in them. They also have spaces for the students to have new words written in for them. My students keep the same book and add to every year of elementary school. They love to see what words were hard for them in previous years, and they can see their progress in the book.

We need the notebook paper to give us something to write on. The highlighters are used to edit papers. We also use them to highlight the parts of speech.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WORDS I USE CLASSROOM PCKG GR 1-2 • School Specialty $58.60 2 $117.20
Economical 16-lb. Filler Paper, 10 1/2" x 8", Wide Ruled, 200 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.99 10 $39.90
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 12/pk (25053) • Staples Advantage $9.79 1 $9.79
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Value Pack, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $5.89 1 $5.89

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