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Mrs. Sheeley from Bradford PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Our Way Into the Future

Help me give my students a chance to create an electronic portfolio of their writing with a portable document scanner. We also would love to fill our writing station with color and writing instruments.

  • $704 goal

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My Students

“If you don’t see the book that you want on the shelf, write it.” -Beverly Cleary. I am so fortunate to work with not one, but two classes of first grade writers. They come to school every day with excitement in their eyes and stories to tell. Can you imagine 40 different scenarios every single day? I have the amazing opportunity to embrace these stories and encourage these young authors to create their own books!

I am very passionate about my students and their writing and they progress so much during first grade.

They come in as illustrators and storytellers and leave as published authors each year. Living in a rural community, writing allows us to experience adventures that we may not otherwise get the opportunity to see.

My Project

Last year, I filled our library with amazing mentor texts to motivate our writers. This year, I think they may need a little more boost on the creative side. Oftentimes, students are reluctant to write.

Included in this project are different ways to entice writers to get working!

Who wouldn't want to use a writing center containing colored gel pens for editing, erasable pens for writing in pen (how exciting!), a variety of markers and colored pencils to accompany their everyday crayons, retractable erasers because it's okay to make mistakes, an automatic stapler to create their own books, and, most importantly, the document scanner so students can create an electronic portfolio of their writing to view throughout the school year to see their progress and share with their parents at student led conferences?!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson Workforce ES-50 Portable Sheet-fed Document Scanner for PC and Mac • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
FF359 - The Writing Process Student Folder - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 4 $87.96
MyGift 3-Tier Torched Barnwood Style Wooden Desktop Document Tray, Office File Folder Rack • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
PP580 - Giant Magnetic Early Writing Page • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 2 $55.98
Crayola 200 Ct Fine Line Markers, 10 Assorted Colors (58-8210) • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors - 68-0004 • Amazon Business $38.10 1 $38.10
18Pcs Retractable Click Eraser with Grip, Creatiee Portable Pen-Style Pencil Erasers|Premium Rubber Stick Erasers with Assorted Barrels for Kids or Students Drawing Painting Gift Prize • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $27.30 1 $27.30
Bostitch Portable Electric Stapler, 20 Sheets, AC or Battery Powered, Black (MDS20-BLK) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
BIC Gel-ocity Original Retractable Gel Pen, Medium Point (0.7 mm), Red, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.55 2 $13.10
Paper Mate 3930158 EraserMate Erasable Pen, Medium Point, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
TICONDEROGA My First Tri-Write Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft with Eraser, Yellow, 36-Pack (13082) • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
BIC Xtra-Life Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 40-Count • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Trodat Printy E4820 Economy Self-inking Date Stamp, black • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
PP161 - Writing Prompts Journal - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.79 1 $3.79
GG274 - Writing Prompts Journal - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.79 1 $3.79

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