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Mrs. Brown from Zebulon GA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Our Story

My students need desk caddies filled with supplies such as pens, highlighters, and Post-it notes to encourage writing efficiency.

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My amazing students attend a small, rural high school that is working hard to maintain high standards and resources with few funds. We call it "being scrappy" and making the most out of what we have.

My students are hunters, farmers, athletes, musicians, and artists, but they are not really writers, for the most part.

We are working on improving our students' writing abilities this year through a variety of initiatives. Students need to write more to be better writers--it seems easy enough, but convincing 11th graders that writing is good for them is a little harder.

My Project

In order to increase writing in my classroom, I'm trying to make it where students never need to worry about supplies like pens, pencils, and erasers. Many struggling writers will spend their time looking for materials instead of writing.

With filled desk caddies on each table, students need never waste their time rummaging in bags looking for a pen or an eraser.

Instead, they can focus on honing their craft. Having ready supplies like Post-it notes, Wite-Out, and highlighters on each table will increase student efficiency and encourage students to work on the art of writing and not the art of evading the task because they are uncomfortable with it.

Mrs. Brown
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paper Mate Flair Porous Point Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $20.51 5 $102.55
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $8.13 6 $48.78
Swingline Tot Stapler with Built-In Staple Remover, Pre-Packed with 1000 Swingline Standard Staples, Purple (S7079173) • Amazon Business $4.79 6 $28.74
Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large White 36 pack (ZEH-10) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3", Miami Collection, 24 Pads per Pack, 70 Sheets per Pad (654-24SSMIA-CP) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, 10-Count, White • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
EasyPAG Desk Organizer 9 Components Mesh Office Desktop Supplies Caddy with Drawer ,Purple • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
EasyPAG Mesh Desk Organizer 9 Components Office Accessories Supply Caddy with Drawer,Blue • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
EasyPAG Mesh Desk Organizer Pencil Holder 8 Compartments with Drawer,Pink • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
EasyPAG School / Office Desk Accessories Organizer 9 Components Desktop Supplies Caddy with Drawer,White • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
EasyPAG Desk Organizer 9 Components Mesh Office Desktop Office Supplies Set with Drawer ,Orange • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
AmazonBasics DSN-02950 Mesh Desk Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Universal Paper Clips, Smooth, Size No. 1, Silver, 100/BX, 10 Boxes/Pack • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Paper Mate Write Bros Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 60 Count • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67

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