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Mrs. Bailey from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword

My students need materials such as a writing activity set, a writing skills kit, a paragraph editing center, and a sentence pocket chart.

  • $507 goal

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As it was in 1839; still today – “The pen is mightier than the sword. Notably, in the 21st century, the sword has been replaced by: ignorance, intolerance, and academic ineptness. I teach third grade students who reside in a low economic area. Despite their hardships, these students are gifted, talented and hungry for more knowledge. Without a doubt, “Written Communication” can be powerful. Where would we be as a nation if there was no written Constitution, no written Bills of Rights or no written technological manuals for our vast technological inventions? Yet, writing is not a major focus in many school districts. Currently, our district’s focus is in reading and math. Adding “insult to injury”, the current trend of sound spelling and slang usage in writing is propelling students towards illiteracy. For my students, having the materials needed to grasp the fundamentals of effective writing is essential. Thus, I am seeking your help in providing the tools that students need in order to be successful writers. Third grade is a critical time for student development in writing. For many 3rd graders it can be daunting; yet with the right tools and strategic instruction writing can be fun and exciting. Materials such as a writing activity set, a writing skills kit, a paragraph editing center, and a sentence pocket chart. Please do consider helping my students “wield a mighty pen”. The rewards will be great for these students.

Mrs. Bailey
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CV206 - Daily Paragraph Editing Practice - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning $21.99 1 $21.99
WA400X - Meeting Writing Standards Activity Series - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning $75.00 1 $75.00
JJ115 - Writing Skills Overhead Kit - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
JJ481 - Writing Poetry Overhead Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
BG278 - Hamburger Paragraph Pocket Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
AB326 - What Is Grammar? Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
CV207 - Daily Paragraph Editing Practice - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning $21.99 1 $21.99
JJ669 - Building Super Sentences Pocket Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
GR109 - Graphic Organizer Flip Chart • Lakeshore Learning $32.95 1 $32.95
JJ698 - Write & Publish Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
DD854 - Word Spacers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95

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