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Mrs. Matilainen from Reno NV is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Writers Need Writing Tools

Help me give my students writing tools for the inquiry cycles, narrative pieces and persuasive writing.

  • $609 goal

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My Students

My students are funny, caring, unique, and inquisitive about everything. Our school is a title one school that serves mostly free or reduced price lunch students. We have high expectations that students will make a positive impact in their world regardless of where they come from. Our diverse population teaches our students to become global citizens.

I encourage and challenge my students to be the best person at home, at school, and in their community.

It is classroom requirement to go beyond expectations to be the best person they can be.

My Project

My class is very students driven. When I asked my students what they would like to see in the class, they asked for new supplies. Many of my students lack the ability to buy supplies, so it usually falls back on me to fulfill this.

My students will be able to use the variety of school supplies to enhance their creativity.

The pencils, pens, expo markers tape, be used during our upcoming writing unit focus on Informational Writing then Persuasive Writing. Students will need to pull information for sources and present their findings to the class in a variety of ways. The poster paper would help the students create posters they could display in the classroom, in our office, but around the school. White board conversations would need more expo markers.

The basics are needed in our classroom. We would greatly appreciate your support! Thank you!

Mrs. Matilainen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 34 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad, 25" x 30", Unruled, Plain White, 2/PK, (559) • $65.29 1 $65.29
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/pk (80001) • $17.99 3 $53.97
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Blue, 12/pk (80003) • $17.99 3 $53.97
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • $16.99 3 $50.97
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3", Miami Collection, 12 Pads/Pack (654-12SSMIA) • $18.27 2 $36.54
Expo Low Odor Fine Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (86601) • $11.30 3 $33.90
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3", Miami Collection, 24 Pads/Pack (654-24SSMIA-CP) • $26.34 1 $26.34
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 12/pk (25053) • $8.07 3 $24.21
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 60/Pk (GSM609BK) • $5.52 4 $22.08
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 60/Pk (GSM609BE) • $5.52 4 $22.08
Post-it Notes, 4" x 6", Canary Yellow, Lined, 5 Pads/Pack (660-5PK) • $15.29 1 $15.29
BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.2mm), Red, Dozen (GSMG11RD) • $2.37 6 $14.22
BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.2mm), Green, Dozen (GSMG11GN) • $2.20 6 $13.20
BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.2mm), Purple, Dozen (GSMG11PE) • $2.20 6 $13.20

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