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Ms. McNellage from Springfield MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writers Today, Leaders Tomorrow

Help me give my students the basic necessities to become lifelong writers! With pencils and notebooks they will be able to have a safe place to create new work and reflect on old.

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are determined, compassionate, and energetic. Having only spent one week with them it is evident that they love being at school. I want to continue to help facilitate this love of learning that is within them. In order to do so, I need your help!

All of my students deserve an equal opportunity to learn and grow.

The majority of my fourth grade students come from families with little means. As the school year is starting only some have notebooks, only some have pencils, and only some have folders. I want my students to thrive this year. They have the passion to do so and with the proper tools they will.

My Project

This year I will be responsible for teaching writing to all of the fourth graders at my school. After spending the first week with my students I can see that they love being at school, but that they are hesitant to make mistakes or be "wrong". With the tools in this project I will be creating a safe environment for my students to experiment and take chances with their writing.

This project will allow my students to reflect back on their growth as writers.

By having one place for all of their writing (brainstorming, drafting, revisions) they will be able to look back and see how much they've grown as writers. This reflection process will inspire them to continue to give their best effort and focus on goals. Ultimately I want my students to produce pieces of writing that they are proud of and for these skills to carry over into their futures.

Ms. McNellage
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Composition Notebook, 9.75" x 7.5", College Ruled, 100 Sheets, Assorted, 48/Carton (25536CT) • Staples Advantage $102.49 2 $204.98
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $40.73 1 $40.73
Post-it Notes, 3" x 3" Cape Town Collection, 100 Sheets/Pad, 18 Pads/Cabinet Pack (654-18CTCP) • Staples Advantage $31.49 1 $31.49
Staples Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 72/Pack (10434-CC/22749) • Staples Advantage $10.19 3 $30.57
Post-it Notes, 3" x 3" Canary Yellow, 100 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (654-12YW) • Staples Advantage $16.29 1 $16.29
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Yellow, 25/Box (50761/27538-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Electric Blue, 25/Box (50754/27534-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Green, 25/Box (50753/27533-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49

Materials cost

$352.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$388.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.51

Total project goal

$456.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$456.73

1 Donor

-$229.00

Donations toward project cost

-$194.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.35

match offer

-$227.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$193.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.16

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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