You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Sperry’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Westside Elementary School
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/5925128 Customize URL

We read The Dot by Peter Reynolds each year and would love to be able to also read the companion book Ish to compare and contrast! We love Peter Reynolds books and the students love to find the same characters in each book and find what else is the same and different. It is very "fun-ish" and "fantastic-ish" to compare stories. Help us save trees! We love to use whiteboards everyday to practice spelling words, writing sentences and solving math problems. Not only do we not waste paper, but white boards are really fun to use! And easy to erase! I use a positive behavior system to teach kids responsibility and encourage great behavior. Students earn tickets for meeting expectations for signed homework folders, reading minutes and completing work. They also earn tickets for being kind, helpful, hardworking, quiet and trying their best. They can later use those tickets to buy little prizes or coupons. Trust me when I say, first graders will work hard for little dinosaurs, emoji things, stuffed animals and fidget spinners! Who doesn't love mini toys for pint sized kiddos!

About my class

We read The Dot by Peter Reynolds each year and would love to be able to also read the companion book Ish to compare and contrast! We love Peter Reynolds books and the students love to find the same characters in each book and find what else is the same and different. It is very "fun-ish" and "fantastic-ish" to compare stories. Help us save trees! We love to use whiteboards everyday to practice spelling words, writing sentences and solving math problems. Not only do we not waste paper, but white boards are really fun to use! And easy to erase! I use a positive behavior system to teach kids responsibility and encourage great behavior. Students earn tickets for meeting expectations for signed homework folders, reading minutes and completing work. They also earn tickets for being kind, helpful, hardworking, quiet and trying their best. They can later use those tickets to buy little prizes or coupons. Trust me when I say, first graders will work hard for little dinosaurs, emoji things, stuffed animals and fidget spinners! Who doesn't love mini toys for pint sized kiddos!

Read more

About my class

Read more
{"followTeacherId":5925128,"teacherId":5925128,"teacherName":"Mrs. Sperry","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"vanityURL":"","teacherChallengeId":21288206,"followAbout":"Mrs. Sperry's projects","teacherVerify":2130262441,"teacherNameEncoded":"Mrs. Sperry","vanityType":"teacher","teacherPageInfo":{"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"teacherHasClassroomDescription":true,"teacherClassroomDescription":"","teacherProfileURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/5925128","tafURL":"https://secure.donorschoose.org/donors/share_teacher_profile.html?teacher=5925128","stats":{"numActiveProjects":0,"numFundedProjects":1,"numSupporters":1},"classroomPhotoPendingScreening":false}}