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Mrs. Uria from Greenville SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Masterpieces with the Right Stuff! Part 2

My students need notebooks, laminating pouches, folders, and publishing chairs to share their amazing writing with each other.

  • $446 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Middle school students are a different breed! They are bright, funny, inspiring, emotional, intense, energetic, and extremely talented. In the midst of discovering who they will become as they continue to grow, they are learning and developing new skills and talents. As their teacher, it is my job to love, support and encourage them as they navigate through this crazy world called "Middle School."

My students are an amazing group of kids from all over the world - literally!

As an ESOL teacher, I work with students whose second language is English. Many come to me shy, a little scared and nervous, yet eager to learn. At times, they speak little to no English and are placed into classrooms where only English is spoken. Imagine how difficult that would be!

Even with these challenges, they are strong young men and women who realize the value and importance of a strong education. They work harder, study longer, and push themselves to be the best they can be. As hard as middle school already is for kids this age, my students embrace it. They celebrate their differences and the success of one another. They are an inspiration to me!

My Project

As ESOL students, my kids struggle with getting their ideas on paper in English. They work hard to get an essay complete, from brainstorming, to rough draft, to final draft. How can chairs, laminating pouches, folders, pencil sharpeners, and notebooks help my students become more confident in their writing? Since our first Writing Masterpieces With the Right Stuff project was funded, students have received the paper, pencils, and pens they need to write their final drafts.

The items in this project will help with publishing and sharing their writing.

First, the notebooks will be a place where students can work through the writing process for all their essays. By keeping it all in one notebook, students will be able to see their progress from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. Once they write their final draft on paper, the laminating pouches will help protect their writing and make it easy to display and help provide a protective cover so it will last for years to come. The folders provide a space to keep all our final drafts. And who doesn't need a pencil sharpener when they are writing so much!? Finally, the two chairs will give the students a place to share their writing. By calling it a "publishing chair," students will know that they need to work hard to complete their writing and make it to the chair in order to share. They will feel special, knowing they have the full attention of the class as they read their writing masterpiece!

Mrs. Uria
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Mid-Back Office Chair, Black • Amazon Business $64.99 2 $129.98
X-ACTO Powerhouse 1799 Electric Pencil Sharpener Black • Quill.com $32.29 2 $64.58
Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" • Quill.com $1.69 30 $50.70
PORTFOLIO PAPER RECYCLED TWO-POCKET WITH PRONGS ASST SET OF 100 • School Specialty $49.48 1 $49.48
Fellowes Laminating Pouches - Letter 3 mil 100 pack • Quill.com $21.99 1 $21.99

Materials cost

$316.73

Vendor shipping charges

$4.95

State sales tax

$22.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$378.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.84

Total project goal

$445.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$445.60

7 Donors

-$274.40

Donations toward project cost

-$233.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.16

match offer

-$171.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$145.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.68

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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