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Students will publish original pieces of writing in a professionally bound hard cover book.

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Helping students rescue their writing

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School:
Eisenhower Elementary School 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Rachel Treiser 
Students Impacted:
24 
Grade:
Date:
July 31, 2018

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Raymond James - $745.00

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 19

Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! My students loved seeing their work published.  They worked hard with oral storytelling to complete a great writing piece.  My students' parents enjoyed coming into class to share and celebrate with their children.  One parent said that this is such great book that they will have for years to come.

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Class Books

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Family book sharing

 

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Excited student

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Another excited student

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

Students will publish original pieces of writing in a professionally bound hard cover book. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will write fiction or non-fiction three page stories about animals. During the writing process, students will learn about illustrations, editing, and story telling techniques. They will brainstorm ideas with partners, small groups, and teachers. Once their writing is complete, they will submit it to the publishing company, Rescue Writing. Each student will receive a copy of the classroom anthology. 

 

Benefits to my students

Throughout the year, students will participate in Writer's Workshop. They will gain skills to become fabulous authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers. This project will bring the writing process to life. 

 

Describe the Students

I teach Kindergarten at Eisenhower Elementary School. There are many barriers present that impede in the learning process. Not only are their families economically disadvantaged, more that 50% of the students are in a single parent homes. Statistics show that only 40% of the incoming Kindergarten students will graduate from 5th grade at Eisenhower Elementary. There is a very transient population making it difficult for these students to build community and connections with teachers and fellow students.

In addition, Eisenhower has a very high ESOL student population. In Kindergarten, this poses additional struggles for students as they are often afraid to speak because they are embarrassed or do not want to say something that is wrong.

From my experience, it is amazing to know that no matter what barriers my Kindergarten students might be dealing with, they are great kids who really want to learn. They display effort and heart in the learning process. This allows me to teach and help them develop into great students and amazing little people.
 

 

Budget Narrative

Each anthology costs $35. This covers the cost of a classroom set, so that each student will receive a copy. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 20 Copies of the classroom anthologies $700.00
2 Shipping $45.00
  Total: $745.00

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