Every year the time comes when I need to teach the students how to write persuasively.  We look at different examples of persuasive writing, and discuss the different arguments that are made in examples.

Go Fund Me for Education is a great way to raise money for any of your classroom needs.  I prefer it over Donorschoose.org because you can use the money at any store for any item and they only charge a 5% fee to donors.  With Donors Choose fundraising a $200 project can cost over $250.