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Mrs. Soule from Newton IA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Write Your Way to Happiness!

Help me give my students writing journals, a supply caddy and other supplies to excite them about getting back to academics this fall!

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to read and write! They get so excited when we read stories and have writing time. First grade is all about reading and writing, and I will do whatever it takes to help my kids love these crucial skills as much as I love teaching them!

Our school is a low-income neighborhood school.

We qualify for a 100% free lunch program, in fact. Often the only practice they get in academics is what we do here at school. Therefore, it is crucial I make the most of our time in a meaningful, productive and fun way!

My Project

My first graders greatly look forward to our daily writer's workshop time to express their feeling and personal life events. They might not even realize how much they are learning academically, as they are having so much fun writing!

My students will most likely have many different feelings when they come back to school in the fall, depending on their past six months at home.

The writing journals and supplies I am requesting will help them express these feelings in a positive, happy manner. These supplies will encourage them to write more, since they will so enjoy using all of these special tools!

This project would allow me to teach my children all of our important first grade writing skills in a safe, exciting and supportive environment.

Mrs. Soule
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP162 Writing Prompts Journal Gr 12 Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 2 $77.98
PP307 Color Me Creative Supply Caddy • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
LA926 Lakeshore Jumbo Colored Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 2 $17.98
TA2611 Red Baseline Ruled Newsprint Gr 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.79 2 $13.58
MN10 EasyGrip Triangular Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 2 $11.98
LA797 BestBuy Colored Pencils Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.29 3 $9.87

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