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Ms. Serena from Dorchester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Writers with Writers!

My students need a binding machine, a globe and fiction and nonfiction mentor texts to increase their creative writing skills.

  • $613 goal

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My Students

I work in a low-income, urban school. While I have strong curriculum and means to effectively teach students, I am lacking technology and materials that can allow me to really enhance student learning and growth. It is so important to reach students in multiple ways and as I switch schools I want to make sure this is a priority. This is an exciting new adventure, but budget funds are low and I hope to make this experience as beneficial and engaging as possible!

The boys and girls in my classroom come from many different backgrounds, and I plan to create an unique environment that allows students to learn in the a variety of different ways.

Most of my students are faced with challenges every day. However, they come to school happy and eager to learn. It is a joy to be a part of their lives and I only hope to enhance them!

My Project

My students are asked to write several books throughout the year. In order, to improve their ability to see themselves as writers my students need more books to use as mentor text. We write narrative stories, poetry, country of origin stories, and opinion stories. Reading stories in these genres will help my students abilities to write stories similar!

Writers learn and grow from each other.

We want to learn and grow from others too! These stories will be read aloud and used as examples, but students will also be able to read them on their own and use them as mentor text! I also want them to always feel like they are writers, these binding kits will really help. Binding students books make them feel like they are actual authors! I love bringing their parents in to see these published books, especially once they are bound! They become keepsakes forever!

Ms. Serena
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marigold 12" Perfect Document Glue Thermal Binding Machine Book, Thermal Binder (TB200) • Amazon Business $82.00 1 $82.00
Fellowes Binding Thermal Presentation Covers, 3/8-Inch, Clear/Black, Holds 90 Sheets, 10-Pack (5256101) • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94
Edu-Toys EDU36899A Desktop Political Globe, 11-Inch • Amazon Business $24.35 1 $24.35
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance • Amazon Business $11.98 2 $23.96
I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Wonders of America Ready-to-Read Value Pack: The Grand Canyon; Niagara Falls; The Rocky Mountains; Mount Rushmore; The Statue of Liberty; Yellowstone • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Falling Up • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay (The Read and Write Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay (Read and Write) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mr. Fact & Miss Opinion • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Perfect Pet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Perfect Pet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Asia (New True Books: Geography) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Red is Best • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Africa (New True Books: Geography) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Europe (New True Books: Geography) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Love That Dog • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
Living in . . . Russia • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Earrings! (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
Living in . . . Italy • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Living in . . . China • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Living in . . . South Africa • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Living in . . . Brazil • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Living in . . . India • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Living in . . . Mexico • Amazon Business $2.68 1 $2.68
Living in . . . Australia • Amazon Business $2.19 1 $2.19

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