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Ms. R. from Hayward CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Write to Learn

The cost of this proposal is $568, 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>.

  • $568 goal

This project expired on August 3, 2006.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Journal writing is a powerful learning tool for students. It is an even more enriching experience when students are provided the opportunity and materials to create their own journals. I currently teach 7th - 12th grade students at a community school in Oakland. Most of my students are referred to our school through foster youth services and the juvenile justice system. My students have all come from very difficult backgrounds and have experienced little success in their regular public schools. I believe that providing my students with this experience would give them one more tool for success in both their personal lives and at school. I would like to teach my students the art of book binding and book making in order for each student to create her own personal journal. Through this hands on experience, students will apply mathematical skills such as measurement, fractions, division, decimals, to a real life situation. Students will be able to personalize their journals by selecting their own papers and patterns. They would then be able to use their very own journals to express their thoughts and feelings in writing through poetry, narrative, and rap. This would be an incredibly valuable tool for my students who have gone through so many difficulties in their young lives. Journals not only enhance writing skills, but allows students a safe space to process serious events from their past and present. In creating their own journal, which they can use at home and in school, students can truly take ownership over their own learning and hopefully find that writing can be a valuable coping tool.

Ms. R.
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOKS BY HAND BLANK CLASSPK FOR 10 • Dick Blick $101.99 3 $305.97
LINCO MCRO SPTL FLT MICRO SPATULA FLAT • Dick Blick $4.84 10 $48.40
CREATEX MULTISURFACE LYNTEX PAPER MED 8OZ • Dick Blick $4.79 3 $14.37

Materials cost

$368.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$465.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.15

Total project goal

$567.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.50

1 Donor

-$535.15

Donations toward project cost

-$466.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.14

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$0.00

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