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Ms. Wheeler from Kankakee IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Journals and Special Pencils to Transform Students Into Writers

My students need writing journals and pencils to help them develop their writing skills.

  • $175 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a low-income area. My district does a great job at supporting us, however, like most districts, there is not a lot of extra money laying around. I want to help my students be the best they can be, and I think that this project will truly help them. I love teaching students new concepts and giving them the opportunity to be successful. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a student be successful at something they once struggled with!

My goal is to keep my students actively engaged in their learning.

My students are the reason I come to work every day! They are funny, sweet, caring and just a great group of kids! I wish I could share them with each and every one of you because they are just that great! You would love to teach too, if you got to spend your day with my awesome students!

My Project

1st Grade students sometimes struggle with writing. I want to give my students special writing pencils and notebooks that will help them believe that they can be a writer. By giving them the tools and journals to write, they will begin to believe that they are able to write.

As first grade students learn to read and write, their confidence grows.

Reading and writing work together however a lot of times, students can read better than they can write. I am challenging my students to not only be successful readers in first grade but to be just as successful in writing.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR630 - Draw & Write Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 3 $98.97
MN10 - Easy-Grip Triangular Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 3 $17.97

Materials cost

$116.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$148.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.24

Total project goal

$174.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$174.93

3 Donors

-$85.70

Donations toward project cost

-$75.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.85

match offer

-$85.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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