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Ms. Dunn from Holyoke MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Second Grade Book Publishing

My students need paper, book tape, and glue to publish masterpieces!

  • $189 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are exceptional writers.

Many of my students are English Language Learners and Special Education students.

They have been working hard all year to publish their writing by hand. Typing and printing their work makes all students feel proud of their work despite any learning or fine motor challenges.

Many students and families in this neighborhood are homeless or living in poverty.

They deserve to have their writing published and to feel immensely proud of what they have created.

My Project

In our classroom we are constantly reading rich literature. The students are writing, but not always seeing themselves as authors. They don't always see the connection between what they are writing and the stories and informational texts that we are reading.

Since beginning this project students have been highly motivated.

They are seeing their writing as just as important as any other published author. They are not just learning how to write, but how to be writers. They are inspiring one another daily. They are seeing themselves as authors and are motivated to complete the entire writing process start to finish.

Students are handwriting and revising their work. Currently, we are writing imaginative narratives, next unit we will be writing animal reports. After the final revisions have been made students will type their writing. The process takes triple the amount of paper to get into the correct format for binding. Our school provides a limited amount of paper per teacher.

After the writing is printed it is sewn into chipboard books. The pages are sewn with floss or string, and secured with masking tape. The exterior of the cardboard is covered in paper that has been glued. The binding of the book is complete with strong book tape, ensuring that the books last.

For the final touch, library cards will be added so that students can have others read their masterpieces, and keep a record of how many people enjoyed their hard work.

"I can't believe I'm really an author!"

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Copy Paper; 8-1/2x11", Letter Size • Staples Advantage $34.28 1 $34.28
2" White Colored Premium-Cloth Book Binding Repair Tape | 15 Yard Roll (BookGuard Brand) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
2" Brown Colored Premium-Cloth Book Binding Repair Tape | 15 Yard Roll (BookGuard Brand) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
100-Count Library Card Pockets - Self Adhesive Book Pockets, Library Card Holders, White, 3.5 x 4.5 Inches • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
2" Black Colored Premium-Cloth Book Binding Repair Tape | 15 Yard Roll (BookGuard Brand) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Avery Permanent Glue Stic, 12 Pack (00166) • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Avery Permanent Glue Stic, 12 Pack (00166) • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Nova Supply 3/4 in Pro-Grade Masking Tape. 60 Yard Roll 4 Pack = 240 Yards of Multi-Use, Easy Tear Tape. Great for Labeling, Painting, Packing and More. Adhesive Leaves No Residue. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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