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Mrs. Pochmara from Onaway MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Wonderful Writers

My students need writing materials, a rug for a comfortable listening space, and rich text by great children's authors to support their writing in the classroom.

  • $831 goal

This project expired on December 1, 2018.

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My Students

Our school and students are in the heart of Northern Michigan....a beautiful place to live, but very remote and low income. Our school and students thrive on the limited supplies and money we receive.

Students come eager to learn, and love different approaches to learning.

Our students and staff are proud of our school, and we as a staff all strive to make learning and important to each individual student.

Our classrooms are inclusive, so a wide variety of learning styles can be found within a classroom.

My Project

To start a good writing workshop curriculum, it is important for students to have a comfortable space on an area rug to facilitate talking and brainstorming, which is the first and probably most important step in writing. Because I have no carpet in my room, I believe a comfortable spot to spend our time learning while sharing can best be done on a large area rug.

Students need good examples through rich text in children's books by great authors.

These books will help students learn how to write narrative, realistic fiction and persuasive stories, as well as non-fiction, biographies, realistic fiction and comic strips. By listening and reading great text examples students will become independent writers who enjoy writing and are excited to write.

Students also need their own writing samples on hand with their own Writing Folders, to show a sense of ownership over their writing. While I have most of the supplies needed for writing (paper, pencils, chart paper) I really want students to have their own writing folders that will last, and a place where each student can go get his/her folder when he/she wants to write during independent time as well.

Mrs. Pochmara
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets FE118-44A Dot Spots Seating Rug, Everyone Has a Spot on This Colorful Design, 7'6" x 12' Seats 30, 90" Length, 144" Width, Multi-Color • Amazon Business $222.79 1 $222.79
JAM PAPER Plastic 2 Pocket School POP Folders - Assorted Fashion Colors - 6/pack • Amazon Business $9.49 4 $37.96
IRIS 6-Drawer Rolling Storage Cart with Organizer Top, Gray • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Benny and Penny in Lights Out!: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Bigmama's • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother • Amazon Business $17.67 1 $17.67
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School (LaRue Books) • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
The Best Story • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
The Leaving Morning (Theme 5: Home Sweet Home) • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack, Moo and More (A Click Clack Book) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Mirette on the High Wire • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
A Chair for My Mother • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Patrick Eats His Peas and Other Stories: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Patrick in A Teddy Bear's Picnic and Other Stories: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Avery Customizable Table of Contents Dividers, Ready Index, 26 A-Z Multicolor Tabs, Multi Pack of 3 Sets (11125) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Mal and Chad: Belly Flop! • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Mal and Chad: Food Fight! • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Oliver Button Is a Sissy • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Many Kinds of Matter: A Look at Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Too Many Tamales • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons: TOON Level 1 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Whistle for Willie • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
Change It!: Solids, Liquids, Gases and You (Primary Physical Science) • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Benny and Penny in Just Pretend: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Avery Economy View Binder with 2 Inch Round Ring, White, 1 Binder (5731) • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47
Solids, Liquids, And Gases (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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