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Ms. Clark from Newport News VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing for Comfort

Help me give my students notebooks, markers workbooks the tools that they need to become better writers and readers.

  • $162 goal

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My Students

My students consist of low socio-economic status and military families. 75% of the students that attend my school are not performing on grade level in reading and math. The school that I teach at has only been accredit for 2 years, but the teachers are still trying to get the students prepared with limited resources.

25% of our students suffer from some type of trauma.

This makes it hard for them to focus on learning. I have to find different ways to keep the students engaged. The group of students that I will be working with need a reason to care and try. Help be that reason.

My Project

Writing has been highly neglected in elementary because teachers are focusing on state testing. Students do not like to write because they are not very good readers. The items in the cart will help students begin to take responsibility for their writing, which should encourage them to read more.

Writing and reading go hand and hand.

With your help, the fifth graders will become better readers and writers. They will be able to write in their personal journals daily about life events and school related topics that help them focus on comprehension in different types of text. The end goal is for students to use writing as an outlet for their life and to motivate them to read and write in their spare time.

Ms. Clark
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Field Notebook - 3.5"x5.5" - Assorted Colors - Lined Memo Book - Pack of 5 • Amazon Business $9.79 3 $29.37
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Field Notebook - 3.5"x5.5" - Combination of Kraft, Black, Orange, Yellow - Lined Memo Book - Pack of 5 • Amazon Business $9.79 2 $19.58
48 Pieces Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser Office Erasers Bone-shaped Dry Erasers Fit for School, Home and Office, Red, Yellow, Blue and Green • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 5 • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
Scholastic Success with Reading Comprehension, Grade 5 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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