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Ms. Henke from Fort Collins CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Write Muses

Help me give my students journals and writing tools for our summer writing enrichment program as well as build our classroom collection to enhance 'bookshelf' literacy.

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a full-time classroom teacher, but in addition to that, I host a group of young readers and writers for an after-school enrichment program for who share a passion for reading and writing. The group is open to all and has since grown and evolved into a brilliant community of young aspiring and precocious creators with a shared mission to put their words to work.

As future communicators and storytellers, we always have ideas we want to share with the world, but as we try to write it all down, we need the tools to do so.

Writing can be complicated, but when you have the resources, tools and a place to share and learn from a community of friends, it's easier.

Together we learn new techniques to improve our storytelling, pitch our ideas, and we also host opportunities to partner/mentor other writers and critique one another's work in a safe and secure environment of risk-taking and open-minded peers. Recently, we've committed to more outreach with authors of children's book with our line up of author interviews, live via Skype! This summer we will be engaged in a weekly writing workshop and a youth writing retreat.

My Project

These materials will be shared among a classroom of elementary students and an enrichment group of young writers, readers, and creators I help facilitate throughout the school year and over the summer. The journals and writing/drawing tools will be used to cultivate a richer learning experience for our FREE summer enrichment program. The books will help update our classroom library and the collection titles were based on student feedback and wishlist titles for summer reading book sharing.

Help us grow a jungle of books in a library of luscious literary resources and watch how we grow!

Ms. Henke
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsill Soft Cover Mini Journals Assorted Rainbow Color 12 Pack/Lined Small Notebooks 3.5" x 5" / 32 Sheets, 64 Color Lined Pages/White Memory Storage Box Included • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pen, Fine Point, Black Ink, 36 Pack (84065) • $37.99 1 $37.99
Where the Watermelons Grow • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
The Starlit Wood • AKJ Education $18.97 1 $18.97
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted Fashion Colors, 24/pk (75846) • $18.27 1 $18.27
10256-0558 - Strathmore Visual Journals - 8" x 5-1/2", Drawing, 42 sheets • Blick Art Materials $5.66 3 $16.98
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $16.16 1 $16.16
Words With Wings • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
What Do You Do With an Idea? • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Neverwhere Illustrated Edition • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
22128-1009 - Artline Drawing Pen Set - Wallet Set A, Set of 4 • Blick Art Materials $7.00 2 $14.00
The Astonishing Color of After • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Hansel and Gretel (Standard Edition) • AKJ Education $11.87 1 $11.87
Lab Girl • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Playbook • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
I Am Peace • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Writing Down the Bones Freeing the Writer Within • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
21022-1249 - Art Alternatives Fineline Pen Set - Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $9.77 1 $9.77
A Monster Calls Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • AKJ Education $8.76 1 $8.76
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
It's Kind of a Funny Story • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
71143-1006 - Silly Sports - Paperback • Blick Art Materials $7.16 1 $7.16
The Red Pencil • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Map to Everywhere • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Graveyard Book • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Downriver • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
13837-1001 - Roaring Spring Kid''s Sketch Book - 9" x 9" • Blick Art Materials $2.54 2 $5.08

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