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Mrs. Pitcher from Washington UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Third Grade Leaders Today, Writers of Tomorrow!

My students need to have better writing resources like the Language Practice Cards and Build a Paragraph to help them become experts in self correcting their writing. Having fun tools will increase their desire to write!

  • $390 goal

This project expired on June 23, 2018.

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My Students

My students have different backgrounds, abilities, and styles. However, they come to school everyday ready to learn, lead, and write. They absolutely love writing and working on their language arts projects! They always give their best, and know that making mistakes is part of the learning process.Our school places great importance of leadership as well as writing. No matter what level they may be on, they give it everything they have! I want them to leave my class having a love a writing and of language!

My Project

I can already see amazing possibilities and the talent of my third graders in their writing, we just need your help to get them some resources and fun tools to help them become the writers that are hidden inside. I want to reach all of the different levels that my students are at in their writing. The use of the Language Practice Cards and Build a Paragaph Flip Book, will help support students that struggle with their grammar and word choice, as well as provide ideas for their writing. By using the SmartBoard Interactive writing lessons and the large magnetic writing page, I can model good writing for all of my students while integrating in 21st century technology skills.

Every writer needs to have tools that motivate them to create.

With the donations of anchor charts, fun bright markers, and tip top pencils, my students will find that writing can be fun! Implementing the creation of team anchor charts and writing projects with our scented markers, can help get relunctant writers excited! Students use artlices to pull evidence from with our text based writing. The use of highlighters and sticky notes with the pop up holders will allow easy access for them to keep track of the details in their writing pieces. The page protectors will allow my students to keep all of their writing treasures nice and neat in our Leadership Notebooks. All of the materials will guide us in our next steps to unlocking our hidden talents of becoming not only life-long writers, but leaders. We need your help though to make this a reality. Thank you for you desire to support our project!

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsill Heavyweight Non-Glare Recycled Sheet Protectors, Box of 500, 40 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Content, Acid Free & Archival Safe, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Top Load (Non-Glare) • Amazon Business $35.95 2 $71.90
Staples Standard Size Office Memo Holder (35249) • Amazon Business $6.94 6 $41.64
LC593 - Self-Checking Language Practice Cards - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.68 6 $28.08
PP580 - Giant Magnetic Early Writing Page • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, Hang Tab Box of 18, Yellow (13818) • Amazon Business $5.49 4 $21.96
GG139 - Build-A-Paragraph Flip Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Project Based Writing Grade 3 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Writing Frames for the Interactive Whiteboard: Quick & Easy Lessons, Models, and Writing Frames That Guide Students to Write Narrative, Descriptive, ... Whiteboard Activities (Scholastic)) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
SKKSTATIONERY 36-Pcs Highlighters, 18 Tank Style Highlighter, 18 Pen Style Highlighter, Bonus 180 Pcs Page Makers, Packing in Desk Organizer worth $2.99 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Writing Lessons for the Interactive Whiteboard: 20 Whiteboard-Ready Writing Samples and Mini-Lessons That Show You How to Teach the Elements of Strong Writing (Teaching Resources) • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63

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