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Ms. C. from Allston MA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Easel Ease.... Please!

My students need a classroom easel designed for young children, which will allow them to explore big books and flannel board stories with ease.

  • $377 goal

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Instilling a love of reading and books needs to begin at a young age. As an educator I am passionate about getting young children interested in books and developing those pre-reading skills. I am a K-1 teacher with 22 students who are 4 and 5 years old. My school in an innovative pilot school with a high poverty, urban population.

An an educator, I face many obstacles including outdated materials that are not designed to meet the needs of young learners. My students love reading big book stories with predictable text, they get so excited to come up to the easel and find letters or words that they know in the text. It is great to see them happily interact with books. We also love using flannel board stories and props to help us retell our favorite books. Young children love to dramatically act out these stories, pretending to be different characters or even sequencing the different parts of the story.

As a teacher of young children, I am setting the foundation for all future learning. My hopes are that all of my students will develop a love of literacy. I want to help them develop necessary pre-reading skills, which will help them to become successful readers. To help me reach this goal, my classroom is in need of a big easel designed for young children. I would love to read big books to my students without the book falling off the easel. Students will easily be able to interact with the books up close and personal. A new easel will also give us a place to use our flannel board story props, so that students can act out stories and develop their ability to retell a book, deepening their comprehension of that story.

Your funding will help my students become successful readers. A new easel will allow students to interact with books and props easily and get them excited to learn (which is most important). Thank you for your consideration in funding this project.

Ms. C.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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LM773 - All-Purpose Teaching Easel with Locking Casters • Lakeshore Learning $269.00 1 $269.00

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