Category Archive: DonorsChoose.org

Notebooks on Field Trips: Discovering the Writer’s Life

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One of my favorite things about being a classroom teacher was taking educational field trips with my students. One year, I took my fifth grades on 20-25 field trips around the five boroughs… Continue reading

Infusing Information Writing Throughout the Day: Diving Into Information Writing

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A recovering hater of information writing, this post is my first step towards bringing information writing to life for my third graders! It is a vision and collection of possibliities for infusing information writing across the curriculum through the day.

5 Ideas to Create a Classroom of Writers

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How do you help your students establish their identity as writers?

Independent Writing: 10 Ways to Get Students Published in the Real World

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Some students want to write more than what is required of them in writing workshop. Enter independent writing projects! But how do you go from being another set of eyes on some additional writing a student does to helping him/her go public with their work?

Assistance After Super Storm Sandy + Service Learning Projects

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It’s been hard for me to watch the news reports of the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused for the New York Metropolitan Area.  My hometown and the state I grew up in were ravaged… Continue reading

Please help a teacher whose classroom was impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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DonorsChoose has created a page on their website where citizen philanthropists, like YOU, can go to fund a project for a teacher whose school was impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  As you may know,… Continue reading

Watch a Video & Then Enter to Win a Gift Card

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Longtime readers of this site know that I’m a big proponent of DonorsChoose.  During my years as a classroom teacher I had over 65 proposals funded on DonorsChoose thanks to the generosity of… Continue reading

Do you use DonorsChoose?

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I’ve talked to quite a few public school teachers here in Pennsylvania in the past few weeks who’ve never heard of DonorsChoose.  I’m always shocked when I hear about teachers who don’t know… Continue reading

Portable Writer’s Notebooks

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I’ve written a couple of mini-grant proposal on DonorsChoose.org in the past couple of years for real writer’s notebooks (i.e., Bluelines and Moleskines) for my students to use so that they wouldn’t have… Continue reading

DonorsChoose & the Members Project

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Today’s the last day to vote for in the AmEx Members Project. If you haven’t cast your vote yet, then I hope you’ll support DonorsChoose today! [clearspring_widget title=”Members Projects” wid=”489381e14f271d66″ pid=”48f35ac41b979417″ width=”405″ height=”305″… Continue reading

Just Seven Days Left to Vote!

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If you haven’t voted yet, then please vote for DonorsChoose in the AMEX Members Project Contest! [clearspring_widget title=”Members Projects” wid=”489381e14f271d66″ pid=”48e9d94099a046a9″ width=”405″ height=”305″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”]

Members Projects

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Get out the vote! I hope you’ll join me in supporting DonorsChoose by voting for them in the Members Project Competition, which is sponsored by American Express. [clearspring_widget title=”Members Projects” wid=”489381e14f271d66″ pid=”48caeb4596c0bdcd” width=”405″… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #20

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LCD

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I used an LCD Projector in my classroom for the very first time today. (One of my kids took a photo of the computer, the “screen,” and the LCD I borrowed.) I wanted… Continue reading

Gifts from the Heart

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On November 14th I received funding, through DonorsChoose, for the “Writing Gift Center” I blogged about in October. I was delighted that someone who didn’t know me or my students was inspired by… Continue reading

Empowering the Voices of Ten Girls from East Harlem

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I’ve had a few inquiries (personally and online) about how I went about publishing DEAL WITH IT! Powerful Words from Smart, Young Women with my former students. Well, I wrote a proposal on… Continue reading

DonorsChoose Challenge

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I started a BLOGGER CHALLENGE over at DonorsChoose.org yesterday in order to get some funding for writing into other teachers’ classrooms. Would you believe that someone already donated $100 towards one of the… Continue reading

Blogger Challenge

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I’ve started a BLOGGER CHALLENGE over at DonorsChoose.org in order to get some funding for writing into other teachers’ classrooms. As you know, our motto is “Write: It’s Good For You!” Therefore, we… Continue reading

Launch

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DonorsChoose officially launched in Rhode Island today. (Note: DonorsChoose went national on Labor Day.) Very exciting!!! Just wanted to post that up here since the Rhode Island Foundation, as per this article in… Continue reading

A slightly tawdry request

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DonorsChoose is giving existing teacher-users who refer other teachers $100 towards their referrals for referring others. If you signed up for DonorsChoose as a result of the post I wrote last week, would… Continue reading