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  • $912 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Frog-tastic Writers

My students need a writing program that develops the creativity and skills of a writer, and develops the social and ethical values of a responsible person.

My Students

The Frog-tastic Firsties love to write. We have been writing stories, poems, research reports, and everything in between all year. We also love listening to stories and talking to each other about them. We really need a writing program that has all of those learning opportunities in one place.

There are 30 Frog-tastic Firsties in our class.

We are a diverse group of kiddos. We live in a big city, in a fun, diverse neighborhood. There are many different languages spoken in our classroom. We are very energetic and excited to learn. We love frogs, especially our class mascot Freddy.

My Project

The Being a Writer program is a yearlong writing curriculum that combines two decades of research in the areas of writing, motivation, and learning theory with social and ethical development. The program has two goals: to develop the creativity and skills of a writer, and to develop the social and ethical values of a responsible person. It uses high-quality trade books for genre immersion and author studies, and easy-to-teach mini-lessons to reinforce the skills and conventions taught in the program. Writing instruction, regular community-building elements, and guided partner work are integrated to develop in students a sense of autonomy, belonging, and competence.

I used this program at my previous school and saw unbelievable success, not only in the students' writing, but also in their reading and social skills.

I can use this donation year after year, providing the best instruction for many students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Being a Writer- Grade 1 • Developmental Studies Center $680.00 1 $680.00

Materials cost

$680.00

Vendor shipping charges

$55.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$775.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.80

Total project goal

$912.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$912.00

11 Donors

-$865.24

Donations toward project cost

-$736.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$128.29

match offer

-$45.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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