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Ms. Diaz from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing and Spelling

My students need writing materials and privacy partitions.

  • $927 goal

This project expired on June 28, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever gotten motivated to do your best when you have the right materials?? I want to be able to give my students the tools to become authors and illustrators. A small box of crayons a school year is given to them. Markers and colored pencils have to come out of my pocket.

My students are very creative in their writing and illustrations when they get the motivation they need.

Having these writing tools would certainly help awaken the illustrators in them. Their pictures are often not colored because they just don't want to use the crayons in their boxes. I know that if they had markers, they would immediately become a lot more creative. They also need a quiet space where they can write and having the partitions will certainly help them concentrate on their writing.

My Project

The materials that I am requesting are all for writing. I want to inspire and motivate my students in their writing. The big book stand is so that I can read the big book of the week and then they can move on to prewriting and drafting their work. Once they are ready to publish and illustrate, they will be able to have a small center table where they can grab their paper, crayons, and markers to inspire them to be their most creative. They can practice their spelling patterns with the white board that comes with the big book stand. They can go back to the stand and refer to the big book for spelling checks. At their seats, they can have a quiet place to write using the partitions. As they work, I can have a small group on the carpet working with the magnetic letters. Having the vowels in red will be a great way to spell the patterns that belong with the long vowels, which are very important to learn in first grade.

This project will provide an opportunity for the kids to actually have an area where they can gather materials and those materials will actually be there in abundance.

I have 26 first graders and I often don't have enough materials to provide them all with the coloring tools so they can put them to good use. I know that having the little center with the materials will inspire them.

Ms. Diaz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE107 - Word Patterns Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
AA997 - Build-A-Story Flip Book • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 2 $25.90
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 3 $74.85
VX841 - Best-Buy Standard Crayons - 12-Color Box • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95
JJ987 - Classic Birch Magnetic Write & Wipe Big Book Center • Lakeshore Learning $249.00 1 $249.00
LA138 - Best-Buy Write & Wipe Broad-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
JJ439 - Best-Buy Washable Broad-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95
JJ926 - Classic Birch Tabletop Writing Center • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95
FA844 - Magnetic Paper Pockets - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 2 $25.90
JJ518 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95

Materials cost

$680.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$62.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$787.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.03

Total project goal

$926.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$926.84

1 Donor

-$466.84

Donations toward project cost

-$396.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.03

Matching donations from our partners

-$460.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$391.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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