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Mrs. Contreras from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writers in Need of Basic Materials

Help me give my students card stock, writing paper, and erasers to assist in their writing process.

  • $175 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I, an inner-city public school in California. My class consists of Latino and Asian English Language Learners who hold a high potential for academic success. Each and every day is a great adventure with my students. They make no excuses to work hard and learn no matter how challenging things may become.

My first graders are highly encouraged to be respectful, responsible, and scholarly as they prepare to be college-bound​.

Our school community values every student, and we do our best to prepare them for their future. We want them to know that they are part of a great learning community that will encourage and support them to dream big.

My Project

Writing is so important at any stage of the writing process. My little first graders are eager little writers, but they need additional support in their penmanship. I am requesting lined newsprint paper so I may teach mini-lessons on correct penmanship for those that still need it and work with the rest on the writing process. I am also requesting these great erasers that do an amazing job erasing all unwanted pencil marks.

If I want my kiddos to excel in writing, I have to provide them with not only the right lesson but with the right tools.

Thank you for taking the time to read our project and possibly donating to it. Our donors are very special to us, and we want to wish you all a joyous holiday season!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
School Smart Skip-A-Line Ruled Writing Paper, 3/4 Inch Ruled Long Way, 10-1/2 x 8 Inches, Pack of 500 • Amazon Business $13.47 4 $53.88
Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large, White, Pack of 10 ZEH-10 Erasers (ZEH10PC10) • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
Springhill Colored Paper, Cardstock Paper, Gray Paper, 67lb, 147gsm, 8.5 x 11, 1 Ream / 250 Sheets - Vellum Card Stock, Thick Paper (066000R) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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