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Mrs. Lyons from Houston TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Write Stuff for Writing

The cost of pens, pocket dividers, ruler pads, 90 binders and 90 composition books, purchased from Quill, is $580, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $597 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

By having some necessary resources for all of my ninety seventh-grade language arts students, the class can go full speed ahead with writing. Learning is interrupted when students borrow supplies from other students or from the teacher when I have extras. To help my students become more organized and prepared for meeting the educational challenges facing them, some necessary supplies are essential for everyone to have available. By all students having the same resources, those whose families cannot afford supplies will not different from any of the others in the room. Having the necessary resources will allow all students to enter the room prepared to learn without interrupting others for materials. Supplies requesting: 1. Ninety-composition books 2. Highlighters 3. Ninety-Binders 4. Filler paper (ruled) 5. Pencils 6. Pens Composition books will stay in the classroom and by the end of the year, they will have accumulated a collection of writing samples they can easily revise for their writing portfolio. Binders will be used for home writing, free writing, organizing and maintaining class work. Binders will have division sections: vocabulary and binder word walls; daily learning logs; reading logs, reading reflections; free writing response and writing logs. Student products: 1. Daily journal entries a. A mini time capsule of their writing commentary on current events and issues discussed b. Diary entries (personal narratives) c. Letter writing (informative, persuasive and entertaining. d. Reflective writing 2. Editing skills a. Identifying and correcting errors b. Applying CUPS method (capitalization, punctuation, usage, punctuation and spelling) 3. Revision skills a. Paragraph strip writing for ease of reorganizing. b. Highlighting overused words and words that need to be replaced. c. Color coding parts of sentences 4. Reading skills a. Highlighting keywords in questions and directions b. Highlighting text support for questions c. Highlighting vocabulary terms and context clues for word meaning With the right supplies, ninety students will be writing - right at the start of the bell.

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

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GLUED TOP WIDE RULED PADS,8-1/2X11,3-HOLE -- Evidence Pre-punched Ruled Pads; 3-hole punched, 8-1/2x11" • Quill Corporation $12.14 3 $36.42
TANK STYLE HIGHLIGHTERS -- Quill Highlighters; Yellow • Quill Corporation $4.76 8 $38.08
PAPERMATE STICK PEN 60CT BLACK -- Papermate Ball Point Stick Pens; 60-Count, Medium-Point, Black • Quill Corporation $4.76 4 $19.04
5 DIVIDERS/10 POCKETS COLORED POCKET DIVIDERS F/3RING BINDER -- Colored pocket dividers; 5/pack • Quill Corporation $3.23 20 $64.60
#2 PENCILS,HB -- Economy Entre Pencils • Quill Corporation $3.14 6 $18.84
COMPOSITION BOOK, WIDE RULED -- Roaring Spring Wide Ruled Composition Books • Quill Corporation $1.43 90 $128.70
QUILL 5/8 VINYL ROUND-RING BINDER W/NO LABEL HOLDER -- Quill 5/8" black round-ring binder without label holder • Quill Corporation $1.25 30 $37.50
QUILL 5/8 VINYL ROUND-RING BINDER W/NO LABEL HOLDER -- Quill 5/8" royal blue round-ring binder without label holder;1 1/8" spine; • Quill Corporation $1.25 30 $37.50
QUILL 5/8 VINYL ROUND-RING BINDER W/NO LABEL HOLDER -- Quill 5/8" burgundy round-ring binder without label holder • Quill Corporation $1.25 30 $37.50

Materials cost

$418.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$488.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.33

Total project goal

$596.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.26

4 Donors

-$575.22

Donations toward project cost

-$488.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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