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Mrs. Ridgeway from Waterville ME is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Write On! Materials for Writing and Editing in Second Grade

Help me give my students writing notebooks, pencil pouches, and handsets for our Chromebooks to work on their writing and editing skills.

  • $301 goal

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My Students

We have many bright young minds who are excited about learning. I teach at a Title I school in the heart of Maine. The experiences that these students gain in elementary school will provide a strong foundation that they need for academic success in the years to follow.

We are getting ready to start a new year in second grade, improving our literacy and math skills and learning how to find answers to our questions.

After a beautiful Maine summer, we are all ready to get back to school and build new relationships with our school family.

My Project

The notebooks are designed with lines that correspond with our district-provided handwriting curriculum. The pencil pouches will allow us to take our learning up and away from desks. We have already been gifted some flexible seating options, so the pouches let students make sure they have the writing tools needed without endless trips to and from desks. Lastly, we are requesting 5 handsets (picture old-fashioned telephone receivers) for students to record themselves reading their own writing. Then, they can listen to the playback and hear errors that they might have missed, and work on craft to let their stories flow better.

Writing is one of the more difficult things that we work on in second grade since writing requires students to synthesize their learned skills and knowledge.

These tools will be a great help!

Mrs. Ridgeway
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Handwriting Without Tears Writing Notebook - Draw and Write English Notebooks with Regular Double Lines- Children Award Winning for Students+Bonus Pencil for Little Hands+Gift Boutique Eraser • Amazon Business $16.95 7 $118.65
Mosuch Retro Handset, Retro Telephone 3.5mm Cell Phone Receiver for Cellphone Red • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
21 PCS 7 Colors Zipper Mesh Pouch to Storage Stationery Supplies Cosmetics Travel Accessories • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98

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