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Ms. Åberg from San Jose CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ABCs... Help Us, Please!

Help me give my students quality phonics and reading instruction through the use of Lucy Calkins' Units of Study!

  • $965 goal

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My Students

My students are a lively, enthusiastic bunch who attend our wonderful school that's set in an impoverished community. The majority are English Language Learners and were born to immigrants who've come from countries such as México, El Salvador, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Most of our parents have not completed their high school education, but are working hard to provide all they can for their children. My students recognize the sacrifices their parents have made and want to make the most of their education so they can have the brightest future for themselves and their families.

My Project

It is important that students receive systematic and explicit phonics and reading instruction to aid them in their growth as readers and writers. Our district has not provided us with a decent phonics or reading program that meets the needs of our students. The only quality curriculum that my district has provided us with is Lucy Calkins' Units of Study in Writing, which is one of three main components in her curriculum for kindergarten.

Your contribution will be put towards the purchase of Lucy Calkins' Units of Study in Phonics and Reading (Grade K), a research-based, reputable workshop curriculum.

Good phonics and reading instruction will help improve my children's word recognition, spelling, decoding strategies, and reading comprehension, and is especially essential and effective for those who have trouble learning to read and are at risk of developing future reading problems. Lucy Calkins' Units of Study have been tested and have produced outstanding results, and I am looking forward to watching my students soar with your help!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Units of Study in Phonics, Grade K Bundle • Heinemann $345.00 1 $345.00
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade K w/ Trade Pack • Heinemann $310.00 1 $310.00

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