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Mr. Espey from Las Vegas NV is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Have The Write Stuff!

My students need these writing materials including 2 thesauruses, 50 composition notebooks, sight word and grammar bingo games, and student folders because by becoming better writers, they will also become better readers.

  • $479 goal

This project expired on September 8, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Reading and writing.. 2 of the most important skills that we all have learned in order to be successful. The materials I am requesting will help my students learn the parts of speech, sentence basics, and paragraph basics so that they can become skilled writers, and in turn become better readers.

My students are a great bunch of kids who are eager to learn, and deserve the best education they can possibly receive.

Located at an "at-risk" school in Nevada, our school is made up of a diverse group of students. However, a majority of our students are Hispanic or English Language Learners. Though they may have some language barriers, our students are eager to learn English, love to write, and love to share their experiences.

My Project

All of the resources I am requesting are writing-related, and they will definitely have a positive impact on my students' success. The great thing about these resources is that they will be used again and again to help future students learn how to write, and at the same time become better readers. Beginning with the sentence basics, and moving through into multi-paragraph pieces of work, our students will learn about writing sentences, writing paragraphs, the writing process, as well as different types of writing.

This particular project is near and dear to my heart.

As a student I didn't like writing. In fact I hated writing. But, it wasn't until I made my way to high school that I truly changed, and found my love for writing. One teacher in particular just opened up my eyes to how fun writing can be, as well as how it truly applied to my own life. My philosophy is that if I can help students find their passion for writing at an early age, they will only become better and stronger writers.

Mr. Espey
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TW362 - Thesaurus for Children • Lakeshore Learning $17.99 2 $35.98
TT180X - Sight-Word Bingo Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LA687 - School Days Nameplates • Lakeshore Learning $4.99 1 $4.99
LA687 - School Days Nameplates • Lakeshore Learning $4.99 1 $4.99
DV272 - Daily Academic Vocabulary Transparencies - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ410X - Grammar & Usage Bingo Library • Lakeshore Learning $36.00 1 $36.00
TT587 - Sentence Building Construction Zone Game • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
DD854 - Word Spacers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
FF358 - The Writing Process Student Folder - Each • Lakeshore Learning $1.95 30 $58.50
FG445 - Classic Composition Book - Each • Lakeshore Learning $2.29 50 $114.50

Materials cost

$354.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$392.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.09

Total project goal

$478.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$478.27

2 Donors

-$226.69

Donations toward project cost

-$196.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.60

match offer

-$239.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$196.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.44

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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