You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. S. from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Works Wonders!

My students need 70 composition notebooks, one per student to keep track of the writing they do throughout the year.

  • $216 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Middle school is tough for everyone - help my students navigate the ins and outs of adolescence and improve their writing skills at the same time! I teach 65 of the most remarkable 8th graders at a high-needs, art-based charter school. In our Language Arts class, we strive to improve our reading, writing and overall communication skills while exploring ourselves and the world around us. Each class starts with a "Do Now," a quick written response that addresses a topic we've covered in class, prepares students to think about a topic yet to be covered, or just allows students a safe space to express themselves before buckling down for the day's work. Through these short writings, I've gotten to witness the knowledge my students are gaining, understand what they bring to the table, and get to know my students better as individuals.

I am astounded by the thoughtfulness my students display in their work and I am anxious to show them what great writers they are and how they can improve. Although I asked each student to bring in a Do Now journal at the beginning of the year, few were able to do so. Only five lonely journals sit in my classroom today. The problem is not getting my students to write - it's giving them the materials to do it meaningfully.

These composition notebooks will impact my students in powerful ways. They will allow students to hold onto each daily entry and see their progress and improvement through the rest of the year. They will provide a space for conversation between student and teacher as I will be able to respond to different entries and be an active audience to my students. They will give students ownership over the writing process. Finally, they will serve as a unique record of their lives during the 8th grade year as they prepare to transition to high school.

Your help will deeply impact the lives of my students by allowing them a productive outlet to express themselves and a space to improve skills at the same time. You can make it easier for us to meaningfully incorporate writing into each day. Thanks for your support!

Ms. S.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. S. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
COMPOSITION BOOK, COLLEGE RULE,10"X7-7/8",80-SHEETS -- Ampad Composition Notebook; College Ruled • Quill $2.06 70 $144.20

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


10 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Baltimore","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[430942],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MD","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":341128,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":65,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. S.","authorIds":{"430942":{"owner":"Ms. S.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[341128],"proposalHash":"-559208745","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":53145,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjYzNzE3","MzE2MDcy","NDQzMzI2","MzYzOTMw","NDQzMzM5","MzQ3MTYy","NDQ0Njc0","NDM5Nzg2","MzU0NjA4","Mzc3NjA1"],"teacherId":430942,"schoolCounty":"Baltimore City","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MD","name":"Maryland"}}