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Mrs. Barry-Hansen from Oakland CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writer's Workshop

Help me give my students the paper, folders, and tools to encourage creative writing and illustration.

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from many diverse backgrounds. 100% of our students receive free lunch. They attend an inner city school where more than half of the students commute for the education we provide. We have healthy foods and a garden, and we speak seven different languages at home.

Our school is a bright, happy place where a university education is our goal!

Students learn in classrooms where experience solidifies the curriculum! Our walls are covered in student innovation and creativity! Students are always encouraged to voice their opinions!

My Project

Writing is the key to success in school and life. All communication is dependent on writing anything from short texts to college essays. Before my 5th graders go on to middle school I want them to be confident writers. I want to create a writer's workshop where the tools to create stories, essays, memoirs, and poetry are in a writing station.

I want our writer's workshop to be a locus of inspiration and luxurious supplies.

With tablets, folders, pens, doodle books, and editing supplies, my students will be able to write for fun and entertainment. These writing skills will help them with writing in all subjects in the future.

Mrs. Barry-Hansen
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
6 Pack Multicolor Plastic Two Pocket Folders, Plastic Folders with 2 Pockets and Business Card Slot, 2 Pocket Plastic folders for School, Home, and Work, 6 Pack Plastic folders • Amazon Business $10.99 9 $98.91
TOPS The Legal Pad Writing Pads, 8-1/2" x 11-3/4", Legal Rule, 50 Sheets, 12 Pack (7533) • Amazon Business $10.74 9 $96.66
6 Pack Multicolor Plastic Two Pocket Folders, Plastic Folders with 2 Pockets and Business Card Slot, 2 Pocket Plastic folders for School, Home, and Work, 6 Pack Plastic folders • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94
Coast Athletic Super Foam Track Relay Batons - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $16.44 2 $32.88
Swingline Staplers, Commercial Desktop Staplers, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black, 2 Pack (44401AZ) • Amazon Business $13.04 2 $26.08
Paper Mate (120 Pack) Inkjoy 100ST Ballpoint Pens Bulk School Office Supplies Writing Pens Medium Point • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Post-it Notes, America’s #1 Favorite Sticky Note, 3 in x 5 in, Jaipur Collection, Lined, 5 Pads/Pack (635-5AU) • Amazon Business $9.51 2 $19.02
Lumos Skills Mastery tedBook - 5th Grade English Language Arts: Standards-based ELA practice workbook • Amazon Business $15.94 1 $15.94
How to Draw Almost Everything: An Illustrated Sourcebook • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
How to Draw Almost Every Day: An Illustrated Sourcebook (Almost Everything) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Oodles of Doodles, 2nd Edition: Creative Doodling & Lettering for Journaling, Crafting & Relaxation (Design Originals) Motifs & Techniques for Borders, Alphabets, Flowers, Hearts, Arrows, & More • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19

Materials cost

$412.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.90

Total project goal

$572.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.65

3 Donors

-$572.65

Donations toward project cost

-$486.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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