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  • $305 goal

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Ms. Rorimer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

First Grade: Publishing with a Passion!

My students need 30 hardcover blank books, 30 softcover blank books, and 30 storybooks. Emergent writers also need pencil grips and handwriting practice books.

My Students

Inspiration - it's the one thing that every writer needs! These materials will inspire students in my classroom to become real writers as they publish their own books - in hardback and paperback editions!

Visiting my classroom is almost like visiting the United Nations!

In addition to learning English, my students speak a variety of languages at home including Chinese, Spanish, and Bengali. They are eager, expectant, and joyful learners who love to write. These first graders attend an urban elementary school, and the majority of the class qualifies for free breakfast and lunch, which is an indicator of a high poverty rate.

My Project

Writing is a central element in the first grade curriculum, and it is essential that children not only develop solid skills, but also feel excited about the writing process. These beautiful, high-quality, bound blank books will inspire my students to do their best work and it will allow them to have the experience of being real writers and illustrators of their own hardback and paperback editions! My students will learn to write true stories about their lives as well as scientific reports all about their favorite animals. They will feel the power of the pen when they write about their deepest passions and interests!

Your donation will help my students see themselves as important individuals in a community of learners.

Every voice will be valued, and truly, there is no greater gift to give to eager young writers!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA774 - Blank Hardcover Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
RR525 - Getting Ready to Print Practice Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 5 $64.95
AA374 - Blank Softcover Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97
AA724 - Write-A-Story Blank Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 3 $20.97
GR117 - Pencil Grips - Pack of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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This project will reach 28 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 4 other donors.

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