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Ms. Gifford from Baltimore MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Tools for Pre-K!

My students need writing materials to discover the love of writing in school!

  • $443 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Pre-K students come from a high poverty community! We are located in the inner city of Baltimore City and have 500 students in our school. Students in Pre-K are at a disadvantage with the amount of math and language arts materials.

Pre-K is the time for students to become engaged in learning and learn how to be creators, explorers, artists, dreamers, scholars, heroes and world changers.

My students are actively engaged everyday in purposeful play to learn about the world around them and how to change it!

My Project

Writing is important to young children before kindergarten because they are already writing. Although their writing may not look like words, their attempts to write are part of the literacy learning process. They are able to become comfortable with the pre-writing or brainstorming, drafting, revising, and publishing.

Many teachers recognize the importance of early writing by making writing materials available in their classrooms and providing opportunities to write during the school day.

The goal is to help children understand how writing works, that it connects in meaningful ways to reading, and that it communicates information, through words and symbols. If these skills are underdeveloped it can lead to frustration and resistance due to the child not being able to produce legible writing or to ‘keep up’ in class due to fatigue. This can then result in poor self esteem and academic performance.

With your help, we can provide many tools in the classroom to allow students to practice their writing. With the help of folders to keep their work organized, pencils and pencil grips to write as well as sentence strips for students to work on writing and sequencing will have students learn to love to write. Students can use the wipe and reuse boards with the dry erase cleaners to practice letter formation, writing CVC words as well as work on making simple sentences. Students will use the clipboards to work around the classroom as well as explore their environment and write about it!

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG379 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50
FF359 - The Writing Process Student Folder - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LL597 - Writing Super Sentences Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP580 - Giant Magnetic Early Writing Page • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
PP539 - Giant Magnetic Lined Page • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
Expo 81803 Non-Toxic Whiteboard Cleaner, 8oz Spray Bottle (DOZEN) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
GR212 - Writing Claws - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Expo BrightSticks Fluorescent Wet Erase Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted, 5/pk (14075) • Staples Advantage $19.99 1 $19.99
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboards Low Profile Clip, Hardboard (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $16.45 1 $16.45
Whiteboard Eraser Small Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers,2 3/4 x 1 9/16 Inches,Random Color by SuoSuo (24Pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, 10-Count, White • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
FF358 - The Writing Process Student Folder - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 5 $11.45
NF9765 - Rainbow Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88

Materials cost

$322.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$376.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.40

Total project goal

$442.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$442.65

2 Donors

-$442.65

Donations toward project cost

-$376.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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