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Ms. Murgia from Chester PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writer's Workshop Startup

Help me give my students an effective Writer's Workshop environment! We need lots of supplies to get started.

  • $420 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a writing specialist, I have the privilege of teaching most of the students in our entire building. My students are eager to learn and improve their writing skills, but many of them face challenges beyond their control. Many live below the poverty line as most students receive free breakfast and lunch daily.

Several of our students deal with trauma in their homes and communities so as an educator, so I strive to make my classroom a safe space where students can be exposed to great literature as an inspiration for writing.

Many of our students have special needs, require special educational services, and perform below grade level on reading and writing standardized tests. My hope is to continue to inspire and expose my students to the beautiful world of the written word.

My Project

Good writers develop through the inspiration of good literature and positive non-fiction writing as samples. This writing is supported and enhanced for the youngest learners with lined paper that directs them in the ways to form their letters properly. Our youngest writers will also benefit from easy to grip pencils as they learn proper form. For our older writers, they need to organize all of their drafts and revisions into their own personal writing folders. I am also requesting several character development books as well. Help us to inspire life-long writers with the basics! Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness.

Ms. Murgia
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 2-Pocket Presentation Folders, Light Blue, 10/Pack (13381-US) • Staples Advantage $5.99 5 $29.95
BK334 - In the Small, Small Pond Big Book by Denise Fleming • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
BK994 - In the Tall, Tall Grass Big Book by Denise Fleming • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
BK1812 - It Looked Like Spilt Milk Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK428 - What I Like About Me! Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $20.99 1 $20.99
BK647 - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
TS153 - We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
BK1820 - Where the Wild Things Are Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.95 1 $18.95
BB644 - Whoever You Are Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK854 - When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry… Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
AV327 - It’s Okay to Be Different Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK177 - The Kissing Hand Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.95 1 $17.95
AT564 - Giraffes Can’t Dance Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
AA997 - Build-A-Story Flip Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
TRU RED Quick Dry Gel Pens, Medium Point, 0.7mm, Assorted, 12/Pack (TR54483) • Staples Advantage $10.99 1 $10.99
Staples 2" Binder Clips, Large, Black, 12/Pack (10669) • Staples Advantage $4.19 2 $8.38
ACCO Economy Jumbo Paper Clips, Silver, 100/Box (A7072585) • Staples Advantage $4.29 1 $4.29
Staples 1.25" Binder Clips, Medium, Black, 24/Pack (10668-CC) • Staples Advantage $3.69 1 $3.69

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