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Mrs. Maynor from Princeton WV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Becoming Better Readers Through WRITING

My students need materials to help kickstart their imaginations for writing. A writing center would be implemented in my classroom, complete with a console to hold materials, writing prompt kits, and flexible seating.

  • $441 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a small town where the majority of students' families fall below the poverty line. Students come from diverse backgrounds and home lives, and, as a result, many of them do not get adequate help at home. For many students, a growing education is their best shot at overcoming poverty.

Students who are not reading on grade level by the end of 2nd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school.

Part of our daily routine in the classroom includes independent reading, word work, listening to reading, and phonics instruction. Students also love to write, which also aids in nourishing a child's reading skills. Teaching a child to write also teaches them more about text structure, grammar, and vocabulary. As a result, students who are better writers become better readers.

My Project

My students have a writing focus wall with anchor charts and a word wall. The writing console would serve as a base under the bulletin board to hold materials such as paper, writing utensils, and writing prompt kits and games. Flexible seating cushions would be stored nearby so that students could easily access them.

With these new materials, students would be excited to write because they would have clear direction, fun and engaging writing activities, and a comfortable space to record their thoughts.

Students would have access to this writing center each and every day with the understanding that writing helps us become better readers.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ926 - Classic Birch Tabletop Writing Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
DD371RD - Soft Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 6 $59.94
GG379 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50
PP568 - Ready to Write! Prompt Box - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT298 - Leveled Sight-Word Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD238 - Capitalization and Punctuation Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE136 - Trace & Write Story Stencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$339.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$374.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.08

Total project goal

$440.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$440.56

5 Donors

-$332.03

Donations toward project cost

-$282.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.80

Matching donations from our partners

-$108.53

Match offers toward project cost

-$92.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.28

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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