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Mrs. S. from Tacoma WA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Soaking Up Learning Like a Sponge, Need An Easel.

My students need a multi-functional easel.

  • $445 goal

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My Students

Do you remember being a little kid and always having to strain your neck to see something/someone? Well that is what my students currently do when we read, do math facts, science lessons, and especially during reading interventions - Strain their little necks to see the counter top easel.

My classroom, located in Washington, is a group of 25 lower socio-economic students.

While there is a balance of boys and girls within the room, over half have behavior/sensory issues. Most of these children have never had a preschool experience and in the beginning of the year could not find their names on their lockers or tables. Through much hard work with little resources, each student is reading not only their names, but many other words as well. Following directions is hard for them, as I am telling the directions over several times, with some students still not doing the work correctly. Taking care of things is a challenge. While we are a Title I school, there's not enough money for our classroom needs. The teacher has borrowed and purchased several of the big items and supplies needed for teaching these little sponges. Though it is working fine, it would be nice to have something more appropriate for the grade level.

My Project

Providing students with developmentally appropriate furniture and materials within this classroom is a struggle. I moved into this classroom the week before this school year was to begin. I have purchased and brought several things on my own for this classroom. The school has very little money for additional furnishings and supplies. I asked the principal if I could have construction paper for my classroom through the school district's catalog and was turned down. There was a small amount of paper that was in a closet that he pulled out for me. This easel will benefit the students in almost everything that we do within our classroom. I am planning on using it for reading, to assist them with phonemic awareness activities, math for fact practice, group time participation, for science K/W/L's, and most importantly for reading interventions to assist on their ability to decode words and learn all 100 sight words they need to know by June.

I walked into the classroom which had 7 tables, a teacher desk, a four drawer file cabinet, chairs for each student, and orange carpet.

This easel will benefit the students performance and ability to learn. I am trained by the Reading First grant, which has template work in the reading program each and everyday. This easel will not only be an appropriate visual and academic teaching tool, it will be an interactive student learning opportunity.

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

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This project will reach 27 students.

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LM520 - All-Purpose Mobile Teaching Easel - Elementary • Lakeshore Learning $329.00 1 $329.00

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