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  • $499 goal

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Mrs. P.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

First Grade Memories

The cost of twenty items, including glue sticks, watercolor pencils, and Shining Star fun paper, purchased from Quill, is $446, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am a first grade teacher in a PreK-Grade 4 school in the Soundview section of The Bronx. I am a Special Education teacher in a Collaborative Team Teaching class comprising 19 General Education and Special Education students. Most of my students develop slower than other first graders and need lots of extra support and motivation. My first graders love to share and talk about their families, friends and their experiences. They are also just learning to write and enjoy writing about things they know — themselves. I would like to have each student write, edit, illustrate and publish a book of their own about their first grade experiences and memories, in order to motivate writing. I will need paper, both white and assorted colors; pencils with individual sharpeners and erasers; markers; water and tempera paints for illustrating and collages; glue and glue sticks; stickers for decorations; a three-hole-punch and ribbon for binding. Each child will illustrate a cover with a self-portrait, a title and their name as author and illustrator. The first page will be All About Me information such as when and where they were born, their family members, their friends, their favorite toy, song, book, TV show, movie, food, game. Then each child will plan, write, illustrate a page for every topic: My First Day in First Grade, My Classmates, My Favorite Trips, My Favorite Things to do at School, My Favorite Things to do at Home, My Favorite Vacation, What I Learned in School. The last page will be signed by every child in the class. I will introduce each page and the children will write a first draft during reading centers. I will edit it with them during journal writing. The child will then rewrite the page at home with their parent. The next day the child will illustrate the page. The book should take approximately two months to complete. The child will then bind the book with ribbon, share with a classmate, and bring it home to keep forever. Imagine how proud and excited the children will be to read their book to their parents. I cannot think of a better way to introduce first graders to the joys of writing. It will be a book of memories to read, reread and cherish forever.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ARTISTA II, 12/COLOR -- Binney & Smith Artista II Tempera Paints; Assorted Colors • Quill Corporation $29.69 3 $89.07
LIGHT TOUCH HI CAPACITY 3 HOLE PUNCH -- Swingline Lever Handle 3-Hole Desktop Punch; Black/Silver • Quill Corporation $18.35 1 $18.35
GLUE PUMP -- Elmer's Glue Pump • Quill Corporation $14.39 1 $14.39
PENCIL SHARPENER,CHICAGO STYLE -- Sanford Manual Pencil Sharpener • Quill Corporation $13.76 1 $13.76
FLAIR NYLON TIP PEN -- Papermate Flair Pens; Purple • Quill Corporation $10.52 1 $10.52
FLAIR NYLON TIP PEN -- Papermate Flair Pens; Blue • Quill Corporation $10.52 1 $10.52
FLAIR NYLON TIP PEN -- Papermate Flair Pens; Green • Quill Corporation $10.52 1 $10.52
FLAIR NYLON TIP PEN -- Papermate Flair Pens; Red • Quill Corporation $10.52 1 $10.52
PASTEL COLORED COPIER PAPER, 8-1/2 X 11, 20-LB -- Hammermill 20-lb. Bond Pastel Colored Paper; Letter Size, Assorted • Quill Corporation $10.34 4 $41.36
SANFORD INDUSTRIAL SHARPIE MARKER -- Sanford Sharpie Industrial Markers; Fine Point • Quill Corporation $9.89 1 $9.89
ELMER'S GLUE-ALL, GALLON -- Elmer's Glue-All ; Gallon • Quill Corporation $9.89 1 $9.89
SHINING STAR FUN PAPER 28## -- Fun Paper Letterhead; Shining Star • Quill Corporation $8.72 1 $8.72
TAGBOARD PASTEL 9X12 PK100 • Nasco $3.65 1 $3.65
8-1/2X11 COPY PAPER -- Quill 20-lb. Economy White Copy Paper; 8 1/2x11" • Quill Corporation $3.59 4 $14.36
RIBBON REMNANTS 25 YDS • Nasco $3.35 1 $3.35
#2 PENCILS,HB -- Economy Entre Pencils • Quill Corporation $3.14 5 $15.70
WATERCOLOR PENCILS 12 PK -- Crayola watercolor pencils; Box • Quill Corporation $3.14 5 $15.70
QUILL GLUE STICK, 1.41 OZ -- Quill Glue Sticks; 1.41-oz. • Quill Corporation $1.34 20 $26.80
PENCIL/CRAYON SHARPENER -- Pencil/crayon sharpener • Quill Corporation $0.89 20 $17.80
ELEMENTS CAP ERASER,12 COUNT BAG -- Sanford Arrowhead Pencil Erasers • Quill Corporation $0.71 3 $2.13

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