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Ms. Guzman from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Write to Live & Live to Write

My students need writing resources like Sentence Building Learning Centers, magnetic words, sentence strips, writing prompt journals, and Build a Paragraph Flip Book.

  • $1,086 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write, and keep on writing." Ken MacLead. Writing is such an important part of daily life. We write for fun, for school, for work, and for self-expression. If we cannot write, we are missing out on so much. This project will help students become writers.

My students are eager learners.

They range from grades K-3 and range in disabilities from mild to moderate, low and high incidence disabilities such as Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delay, Autism, and Speech Language Delay. My students are not able to express themselves through writing. They struggle with adding details, spelling of common words, spacing, sentence structure, and writing independently. Our school is located in a high poverty and high crime area, so most students do not have the materials and support at home to aid in their success at school. My goal is to provide them with resources that they enjoy and need so they can write independently and improve their writing skills to have a high quality of life.

My Project

I am requesting Sentence Building Learning Centers to help students master sentence structure. The Magnetic Words will develop skills in phonics, parts of speech, grammar, structure, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. The Writing Prompts Journals will give students daily writing prompts, help them get started with sentence stems & word banks, and give space for writing and drawing. I am also requesting a Build-A-Paragraph Flip Book. This will give students all the elements they need to write complete paragraphs one step at a time including topic, details, and conclusion. The Developing Writing Skills Magnetic Teaching Charts will help students organize their thoughts before they start writing and will help develop their skills in using graphic organizers, brainstorming, and adding details to their writing. All the resources requested will help students become writers using interesting materials they will enjoy.

These resources will help my students improve skills like sentence building, writing in complete sentences, adding details to writing, and neatness.

Writing is an essential part of life whether it is used for school, work, self-expression, or day-to-day functional activities. These resources will improve students' quality of life and will benefit current and future students. Thank you for considering our project.

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Ms. Guzman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ926 - Classic Birch Tabletop Writing Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
PH346 - 24" x 36" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $64.99 1 $64.99
RR297 - Giant Magnetic Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP567 - Ready to Write! Prompt Box - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP568 - Ready to Write! Prompt Box - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT368 - Sentence Building Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP457 - Daily Comprehension Common Core Practice Journal - Gr. 1-2 - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.50 1 $37.50
PH345 - 18" x 24" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
GG125 - Vocabulary Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
PP162 - Writing Prompts Journal - Gr. 1-2 - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
DW601 - Daily 6-Trait Writing Activities - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DW602 - Daily 6-Trait Writing Activities - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD237 - Sentence Building Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
NF9766 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE188 - Simple Sentences Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ538 - My First Writing Prompts Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GB549 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Sentence Mat • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF611 - Writing Learning Center for Common Core Standards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP539 - Giant Magnetic Lined Page • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
DD728 - Developing Writing Skills Magnetic Teaching Charts • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
FF371 - Sequencing Sentences Magnetic Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GR111 - 100 Grammar Minutes Warm-Ups - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
GR113 - 100 Grammar Minutes Warm-Ups - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
GR112 - 100 Grammar Minutes Warm-Ups - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
DD854 - Word Spacers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
GG139 - Build-A-Paragraph Flip Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LC1561 - Sentence Strips Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
WS157 - Write & Wipe Rainbow Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$879.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$922.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$162.78

Total project goal

$1,085.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,085.20

8 Donors

-$987.20

Donations toward project cost

-$839.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.08

Matching donations from our partners

-$98.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$83.30

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.70

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$0.00

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