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Mrs. Washington from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Words of Wonder!

My students need great support in handwriting and expressive language. Journals and various handwriting tools including pencils, crayons, and dry erase boards provide variety while strengthening skills.

  • $526 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from Chicago and come into my classroom daily bustling with energy and ready to learn. My students enjoy telling stories and learning about new experiences through stories. I would love for my students to experience so much more, but resources are often limited and home lives inconsistent.

Nonetheless, I love that my students always bring the only supplies they can never lose: their creativity, drive, and enthusiasm to learn and they never fail to inspire me in the process.

My Project

My students always tell amazing stories. However, writing and handwriting require great support at this age. The instruction of handwriting in school has been a constant debate and seems to have lost priority in the classroom. However, handwriting is not dead in Kindergarten! In my classroom this year, a big priority is to teach my students how to transfer all the greatness that is in their head into written word to be shared with others. The first step is to teach them the structures of writing. Using crayons and dry erase boards help to remove some of the pressure of writing and jumbo pencils are easier for little hands to grip. I would like to see all of my students writing successfully by providing them with the necessary resources I hope to expand their skills in written expression.

These materials will help us build the foundation for writing a class book.

Mrs. Washington
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL786X - Double-Sided Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 3 $116.97
VX748 - Best-Buy Jumbo Crayons - 12-Color Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
FG465X - Classic Primary Composition Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 3 $83.97
RR423 - Write & Wipe Lapboard Erasers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
MN6 - Jumbo Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
PP506 - Classroom Supply Caddies - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.99 1 $23.99
LC360 - People Colors® Crayons - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 3 $20.97

Materials cost

$410.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$447.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.88

Total project goal

$525.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$525.88

1 Donor

-$525.88

Donations toward project cost

-$447.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.88

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$0.00

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