You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $300 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Amodeo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Writer's Blocks

My students need notebooks, pencils, a pencil sharpener, story, writing prompt, and retell cubes; reading and conversation cubes and a writer's block box.

My Students

Kids hate writer's block. When they can't think of ideas for a story, they start to dread writing. I want my kids to love writing, so let's give them some writer's blocks that make writing fun.

My fourth graders live in a working class and immigrant neighborhood.

Most of them are learning English as a second language, some have special needs, and all of them love to learn. Our Title I school is an important safe haven for my kids, who are surrounded by poverty and gang activity.

My Project

My kids will enjoy writing if they have a writing center that is fun and inviting. The writing cubes we are requesting have different prompts on them, like "If I could fly, I would..." or "If I were a king, I would..." On the retell story cubes, students are asked to tell about a character's feelings, or retell the story using a different setting. My students will be able to work independently, writing fun stories based on a roll of the cubes. These writer's "blocks" will bring a level of surprise and spontaneity to the writing process. We are asking for several kinds of story cubes and prompts, plus basic writing materials like notebooks, pencils and a pencil sharpener.

Thanks to your generous donation, my students will love getting writer's block!

With each visit to their writing center, they will roll the dice and start having fun. My students and I thank you!

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tops Spiral-Bound Notebook 8x10-1/2" Wide Ruling, White, 70 Sheets/Pad, Punched • Quill.com $1.25 40 $50.00
X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill.com $41.39 1 $41.39
Economy Entre Pencils • Quill.com $4.49 6 $26.94
Writers Block, Grades 3-6 • Quill.com $14.84 1 $14.84
Story Starter Word Cubes • Quill.com $11.69 1 $11.69
Story Starter Picture Cubes • Quill.com $11.69 1 $11.69
Writing Prompt Cubes • Quill.com $11.69 1 $11.69
Conversation Cubes • Quill.com $11.51 1 $11.51
Retell a Story Cubes • Quill.com $11.51 1 $11.51
Reading Comprehension Cubes • Quill.com $11.51 1 $11.51

Materials cost

$202.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$254.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.89

Total project goal

$299.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$299.25

1 Donor

-$299.25

Donations toward project cost

-$254.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Los Angeles","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[47880],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":993086,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/writers-blocks/993086/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Amodeo","authorIds":{"47880":{"owner":"Ms. Amodeo","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[993086],"proposalHash":"-679269041","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp47880_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1468107656738","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":40406,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjQyNzU="],"teacherId":47880,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}