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Mrs. Singleton from Brownsburg IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writer's Island

My students need a fun and exciting space to get their creative juices flowing for writing. Let's bring back the joy of writing by allowing our students a specific place and tools for writing.

  • $640 goal

This project expired on June 21, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are fun, loving, creative, spunky and smart here at our school. They love trying new things and working hard in the classroom.

One of the many things that I love so much about the students here, is their ability to inspire everyone around them.

They challenge themselves to get better each and everyday. We have a saying in 2nd grade " Be a caterpillar, not a worm" which means to be positive and believe that you can do anything you put your mind too and never give up. A caterpillar thinks change is good and believes it can turn into a beautiful butterfly, but a worm is always a worm no matter what.

I will tell you we have a ton of beautiful butterflies here. They never give up on themselves or each other. They are a great bunch of students, that is for sure.

My Project

Imagine a town without any "green stuff" like trees or grass, the things that people enjoy most about outdoors. Imagine it is just gray, concrete, boring buildings. We are losing the “green stuff” in writing. Our students are busting at the seems with creativity. We want to bring back the joy of writing or the "green stuff".

Let's bring back the joy of writing by providing our students with a specific place to write and to work with “cool” writing tools.

Some examples are gel pens and decorative pencils to spike excitement, colored dry erase markers to edit, and erasers to allow for mistakes that help us learn.

To help students be more efficient during writing stations, I have chose to request a storage cabinet that will allow all materials to be organized and easily accessed by the students. Making it easy for the students to access their writing tools will allow stations to be more independent and in return allow me to conference one-on-one with students during that time and provide individualized learning.

I have also requested a table as a place to sit and write during writing time. This will give them a change of scenery and allow them to have a specific place to write. My students love to sit around the room and write. We feel that it gives them a little more freedom to write and be creative.

Our students use S.W.A.G to edit pieces of writing. This stands for Starts with a capital, Written neatly, A space between words, Give a punctuation. We thought if the students could wear (cool) hats and glasses that it might make editing more fun and also provide a reminder of things they need to look for while editing. Also, they will dry erase sleeves to save paper.

Mrs. Singleton
Grades PreK-2

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DALIX Unisex Youth Childrens Cotton Cap Adjustable Plain Hat - Unstructured (Red) • Amazon Business $7.95 16 $127.20
ECR4Kids Birch 4-Cubby School Classroom Block Storage Cabinet with Casters, Natural, 24" W • Amazon Business $122.95 1 $122.95
Outdoor Table w/ Benches & Umbrella • Amazon Business $89.82 1 $89.82
Pink Bevel Erasers - Pencil Erasers In Assorted Fun Colors - 12 Pack For Class School Kids, Collage, Art, Office, Education, - By Kidsco • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
250 Pc Mega Pencil Assortment - Awards & Incentives & Pencils • Amazon Business $34.30 1 $34.30
Expo Fine Point Dry Erase Markers Bundle – 5 Items: 12 Black Markers, 12 Red Markers, 12 Blue Markers, 12 Assorted Color Markers, Bright Colorful Rectangle Sticky Note Pad – Low Odor • Amazon Business $27.22 1 $27.22
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Tanmit 240 Gel Pens Set 120 Colored Gel Pen plus 120 Refills for Adults Coloring Books Drawing Art Markers (No Duplicates) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Rhode Island Novelty Neon 80's Style Party Sunglasses with Dark Lens (30 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74

Materials cost

$506.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$543.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.95

Total project goal

$639.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$639.65

1 Donor

-$597.29

Donations toward project cost

-$543.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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