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Mrs. DeSouza from Norman OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Write, Write, Write!

Help me give my students each their own Primary Composition Books for writing journals. First graders need quality lined writing paper to write reports, stories and poems since they press hard when they write or erase.

  • $238 goal

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My Students

My class consists of a variety of students from different backgrounds and learning styles. Even though my students all learn differently, they are all excited to come to school and learn.

First grade is a year that children truly develop their awareness of academic growth.

They are also able to experience and learn from others who may not be exactly like them. I love the diversity in my room. Some students do not receive much support and school is their safe place.

My Project

Each year my first graders jump into writing. Teaching writing to first graders and watching them blossom is something I love dearly. The journals in this project will allow my children to write and illustrate their ideas throughout our year.

Writing is an essential part of the first grade year.

This project will put quality composition journals into the hands of my 6 and 7 year olds. Quality paper is essential to first grade writers because they press hard when they write and erase and cheap paper can tear easily. These journals have both a writing space and an illustration space.

Mrs. DeSouza
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Primary Journal Kindergarten Writing Tablet 12 PACK of Primary Composition Notebook For Grades K- 2, 100 Sheets (200 Pages) Creative Story Notebooks For Kids 9 3/4 in by 7 1/2 in. • Amazon Business $39.65 2 $79.30
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack (804-24) • Amazon Business $28.48 1 $28.48
Black Paper 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, 50 Pack, by Better Office Products, Matte Texture, Letter Size Paper Folders, 50 Pack, with 3 Metal Prong Fastener Clips, Black • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
4 Twist N Write Mechanical Pencils with 5 Refills, 2mm Lead • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Pencil Grip Pinch Grip Ergonomic Writing Aid, 6 Pack, Gloss Colors (TPG-12706) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
KISEER 8 Pack Kids Handwriting Pencil Mini Grips Holder Children Pen Writing Aid Grip Set Posture Correction Tool for Kids Preschoolers • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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