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Mrs. Turley from New Caney TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You Can Make Anything by Writing.

Help me give my students a space that supports their growth in writing.

  • $744 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"When you're teaching kids to write, you're teaching them to think. Writing is the window through which all thinking starts." -Sheryl Block

To make text-to-self connections, perhaps the key is to encourage authentic texts, created by my second graders for second graders.

Who knows a second grader better than a second grader?

My second graders have a natural tendency to wonder despite having few life experiences to create text-to-self connections. Over half of the student population comes from a surburban/rural economically disadvantaged area.

My Project

As a first year teacher, my sources are limited. A goal I have set for my second grade classroom is to make writing a celebration and incorporate it across the curriculum. Hopefully by the end of the year, they will fall in love with writing and in return, reading.

A second grader's imagination is a tool that text cannot compete with; so let's use that tool, that natural wonder, to create writers that show us how to connect to their world.

My hopes are that we can build their limited connections through writing to help build the classroom culture, help me get to know them more, and in return, help them get to know themselves more. Thank you in advance for helping my very first classroom grow by supporting my writing center project!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Binding Machine, 21-Hole, 450 Sheet, Comb Binding Machine with Starter Kit 100 PCS 3/8'' Comb Binding Spines, Comb Binding Machine Perfect for Daily Office Documents • Amazon Business $50.88 1 $50.88
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Black • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Honey-Can-Do CRT-01512 5-Drawer Hanging File Cart • Amazon Business $49.09 1 $49.09
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBS-SO Plastic Stack Stools, Black & Grey, Pack of 5 • Amazon Business $46.15 1 $46.15
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98
American Greetings Rainbow Single Panel Blank Cards and Colored Envelopes, 200-Count • Amazon Business $15.65 2 $31.30
Heavy Duty Storage Pocket Chart with Nametag with 30 Pockets | Hanging Wall File Organizer by Hippo Creation - Organize Your Assignments, Files, Scrapbook Papers & More (Black) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Arteza Highlighters Set of 60, Bulk Pack of Colored Markers, Wide and Narrow Chisel Tips, 6 Assorted Neon Colors, for Adults & Kids • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Time Timer TWIST 90 Minute Visual Digital Timer; Magnetic and Portable Time Management Tool • Amazon Business $19.55 1 $19.55
CanDo Inflatable Donut Ball, Yellow, 17.7" • Amazon Business $8.80 2 $17.60
Fellowes Plastic Comb Binding Spines, 1/4 Inch Diameter, Black, 20 Sheets, 100 Pack (52366) • Amazon Business $7.72 2 $15.44
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Bright Neons, Value Pack, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Swingline Stapleless Stapler, 5 Sheets, White (79198) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Teacher Created Resources TCR5621 Chalkboard Brights Alphabet Line Bulletin Board St, Paper, Multi • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Teacher Created Resources TCR5858 Chalkboard Brights Cursive Writing Bulletin Board, Paper, Multi • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
TREND enterprises, Inc. Notebook Paper Wipe-Off Chart, 17" x 22" • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Learning Resources Reading Comprehension Cubes, Phonics Toy, 6 Colored Foam Cubes, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Gibraltar Mailboxes Parsons Medium Capacity Rust-Proof Plastic White, Post-Mount Mailbox, PL10W0201 • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Pencil Grip Mini Pencil Grips 50 Pack, Assorted Bright Colors (TPG-17550) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
AmazonBasics File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Manila • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Eureka Cactus Themed Punch Out Letters for Classroom Decoration, 178pc, 4'' H • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Small Classroom Pocket Chart – By Essex Wares – For Teacher Lessons in a Classroom or For Use At Home – Fits Standard 3” Sentence Strips and Cards (Black) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size, Green, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Instant Personal Poster Sets: Read All About Me: 30 Big Write-and-Read Learning Posters Ready for Kids to Personalize and Display With Pride! • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Mr. Pen- Erasers, Pack of 24, Premium Eraser, Pencil Erasers, White Eraser, School Supplies, Eraser Pencil for Artists and Students, Erasers for Kids, Art Eraser, Erasers Bulk, Eraser for School • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
LP Multi Headphone Splitter, 3.5mm Audio Stereo Splitter Cable, 1 Male to 5 Port Female Earphone Headset Splitter Adapter Compatible with iPhone, Samsung, Smartphones, Tablets, MP3 Players(Black) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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