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  • $372 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Cornell
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Mentor Texts for our Writing Curriculum

My students need these mentor texts! We have this amazing writing curriculum but the mentor texts don&'t come with it and we need these books to have as part of our class.

My Students

Every day our classroom starts with building community. I want every student to succeed and be a leader. Thomas Edison said "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Getting these books will give us more tools to be successful

My students are rockstars (literally, that's the theme of our class).

You would fall in love immediately with their creativity, desire to learn and take in everything! I would invite you to come spend a day with us! They are developing as leaders of themselves, in our classroom and in our school. Our school is a 7 Habit Lighthouse school and one that develops leaders and looks for ways to find the leader in each and every child. Our school takes on the mentality that every student belongs to all of us and we all collaborate to invest in every student! We have a principal who sets the bar high so we all strive to be better. We have a staff that works together, using everyone's unique talents and strengths to be great! Our mission is I Lead, where we use Integrity, Love, Empowerment, Achievement and Discipline to inspire our students to be leaders!

My Project

We are provided with a wonderful curriculum for our writer's workshop, by Lucy Calkins, in our school district. The curriculum suggests all of these mentor texts to be used alongside the curriculum but we have to order them through the library system and sometimes they are not available or are already checked out. By being able to have these mentor texts always in our classroom, my students and I will have access always to these rich texts to use to give them the hands on examples for good writing. I am able to teach a mini lesson from our curriculum and our kids can look right at the texts as examples of the writing we are trying to emulate. It will also provide them with good reading material to develop their growth in reading as well as writing.

I will state again that, by being able to have these mentor texts always in our classroom, my students and I will have access always to these rich texts to use to give them the hands on examples for good writing.

I am able to teach a mini lesson from our curriculum and our kids can look right at the texts as examples of the writing we are trying to emulate. It will also provide them with good reading material to develop their growth in reading as well as writing.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices • Amazon $15.88 1 $15.88
Friends • Amazon $13.77 1 $13.77
Chrysanthemum • Amazon $12.81 1 $12.81
Animal Families • Amazon $10.70 1 $10.70
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! • Amazon $10.36 1 $10.36
The Leaving Morning (Theme 5: Home Sweet Home) • Amazon $10.08 1 $10.08
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
A Pet for Petunia • Amazon $9.97 1 $9.97
Owl Moon • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon $8.83 1 $8.83
All the Small Poems and Fourteen More • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Night of the Veggie Monster • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Hands-On Science: Forces and Motion • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Star Wars: Spaceships • Amazon $6.53 1 $6.53
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Earrings! (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Friends • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
My Football Book • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Peter's Chair (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Mercy Watson to the Rescue • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Energy Makes Things Happen (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Forces Make Things Move (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems • Amazon $5.36 1 $5.36
Joshua's Night Whispers • Amazon $4.45 1 $4.45
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • Amazon $4.25 1 $4.25
Pinky And Rex And The Bully (Ready-To-Read Level 3) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Star Wars: R2-D2 and Friends • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry And Mudge And The Best Day Of All Ready To Read Level 2 English Edition • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry And Mudge And The Snowman Plan • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry And Mudge In Puddle Trouble • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry And Mudge First Book • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry And Mudge In The Sparkle Days • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Bugs Bugs Bugs! • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Trucks • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Invaders From Outer Space (Level 3: Reading Alone) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: The Story of Chocolate • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$265.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$315.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.68

Total project goal

$371.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$371.19

3 Donors

-$275.00

Donations toward project cost

-$233.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

match offer

-$96.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$81.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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