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  • $409 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

The Wonder of Writing

My students need 30 blank hard cover books for publishing their stories. They are also in need of 34 great mentor texts to go with our Lucy Calkins writing curriculum.

My Students

Entering my classroom is like walking into a small home, decorated with lamps and student creations. I like to call us a "school family," because we spend so much time together.

My students are some of the most resilient beautiful kids.

Students each share a unique background, some have just come from far away countries in Africa. Others are living in homeless situations. And still others are thriving with parents who work long hours to make ends meet. I love working with them everyday. Seeing their interactions with each other and with their learning gives me hope for the future. Everyday is not easy, our students are living in high poverty situations, and with that comes many issues that a teacher and school have to respond to. Hard work pays off though. I have seen students eager to learn, to write, read, to connect with others, and succeed.

My Project

The blank hard cover books will be used to hold students work that they publish. After each unit students will revise and fix up our writing, and than place them in this hard cover blank book. Students will then read from this book at publish parties. When we have publishing parties it is a joy see them read in front of their peers, and the sense of pride they have. By the end of the year they will have a full book with their most cherished pieces of writing. The books that I am requesting are books that are recommended by Lucy Calkins. She is the author of the writer's workshop curriculum that I use. She references these books within the curriculum (although they do not come with the curriculum) to show students examples of quality writing, we call this a mentor text. Students will listen to these stories read to them and examine the authors writing. They will then use this as a springboard to add to and improve their own writing practice.

Teaching writing is one of my favorite things to teach, it is like teaching an art form.

Each child has creative control over the story they create and produce. The books that I am requesting will help enrich the lessons that are taught. By having great examples of literature to learn from students will begin to include those elements into their own writing, become better writers themselves. As writing skill improves so does reading skill. The blank books will add to the publishing experience

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA774 - Blank Hardcover Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
Night at the Fair • Amazon $15.86 1 $15.86
Red Suitcase (American Poets Continuum) • Amazon $14.89 1 $14.89
My Father's Hands • Amazon $14.23 1 $14.23
The Other Way to Listen • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Pumpkin Book • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Apples • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Koala Lou • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems (Reading Rainbow Series) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
School Bus • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Flying • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
My Little Island (Reading Rainbow, 1987) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Two of Them • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems (Reading Rainbow Series) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Two of Them • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Peter's Chair (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Pet Show! (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Shortcut • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Do Like Kyla (Orchard Paperbacks) • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
How to Lose All Your Friends (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Apples and Pumpkins • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Ant Cities (Lets Read and Find Out Books) (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Snail's Spell (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Snow Is Falling (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Butterflies and Moths (Crabapples) • Amazon $5.35 1 $5.35
Butterflies and Moths (Crabapples) • Amazon $5.35 1 $5.35
Where's Spot? (Little Spot Board Books) • Amazon $5.01 1 $5.01
Joshua By The Sea • Amazon $4.89 1 $4.89
Rain Feet • Amazon $4.89 1 $4.89
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon $4.51 1 $4.51
Joshua's Night Whispers • Amazon $4.45 1 $4.45
Fireflies • Amazon $3.84 1 $3.84
The Meanest Thing To Say: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 (Oprah's Book Club) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$312.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$347.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.33

Total project goal

$408.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$408.87

2 Donors

-$200.00

Donations toward project cost

-$185.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$191.22

Match offers toward project cost

-$162.54

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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