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 »
Menu
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.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Whitaker from West Palm Beach FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All Aboard the Literacy Train!

My students need phonics manipulatives, big books, and sentence building manipulatives to help them learn new sight words and to practice reading and writing skills.

  • $685 goal

This project expired on August 2, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my classroom is fun, exciting, full of laughs and learning. My students are eager to learn, and our day is full of hands on learning, discussions about stories, life, what-ifs, and how comes. Our every day schedule includes writing, reading, math, science, and social studies.

I am a first year teacher, in a high-poverty school, that caters to the needs of a small knit community.

Our student population has 99% free and reduced lunches. They come to school eager for learning, but also in need of a loving, caring environment that will help build them, into a well-rounded individual. My students are eager, loving, and excited to be in school. They are question askers, and problem solvers. They love to read, write, and explore all that my room has to offer.

My Project

The materials that I am requesting will help my small learners grow into amazing students, that have fostered a love for learning. The books will excite them to want to read, and share that experience with other classmates. They can use these large books to sit on the reading carpet, and enjoy a story, with their reading partner. The writing and reading manipulative's will help all my learners gain an extra boost in learning their sight words, while having an engaging literacy center to work in. My students love to write me small moment stories and letters. Having these materials available to them, will give them so much joy in their learning, here at school. They will be able to create their sight words, using the stampers, and the sentence builders, will help them gain confidence in their reading skills. The school supplies are materials that we use on a daily basis, and because my students come from a high poverty community, supplies are something that most of my families can't afford.

These donations to my classroom will have a direct impact on each student in my classroom.

They will be able to have sharpened pencils to write with, crayons to illustrate with, books to read and enjoy, and literacy manipulative's to foster their learning of reading and writing. The manipulative's will create engaging, fun, and educational centers, that my students will be able to enjoy on a daily basis. These centers will give each student extra support in subjects that are the backbone of learning.

Mrs. Whitaker
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Whitaker is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ES119 - Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
VX841 - Best-Buy Standard Crayons - 12-Color Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
RA417 - Lakeshore Word Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
EE567 - Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
BK371 - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.95 1 $27.95
BK6528 - The Napping House Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK646 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
PP471 - Clear-View Alphabet Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
PP470 - Clear-View Alphabet Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
BK338 - The Little Red Hen Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK723 - Caps for Sale Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK472 - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK321 - Goodnight Moon Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TT505Z - Lakeshore Glue Stick - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 4 $19.96

Materials cost

$543.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$581.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.60

Total project goal

$684.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$684.02

14 Donors

-$480.49

Donations toward project cost

-$424.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.32

match offer

-$185.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$157.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"West Palm Beach","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2537419],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1537555,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/all-aboard-the-literacy-train/1537555/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Whitaker","authorIds":{"2537419":{"owner":"Mrs. Whitaker","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1537555],"proposalHash":"-1006602326","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp2537419_orig.jpg?crop=1:1,smart&width=136&height=136&auto=webp&t=1564612683594","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20480041,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mjg5NzM4MA==","MjUzOTcyMw==","Mjg5NzE5MA==","Mjg5NzQwMA==","Mjg5NzA4OA==","MjMyNDA2MA==","MTI1OTkxNw==","Mjg5NzQ2Nw==","Mjg5NzY0Ng==","MjgxMTI0Mg==","MjUzNzQxOQ==","Mjg5NDk0Mg==","Mjg5NDkzOQ==","MTgzNDcxNQ==","Mjg5ODAxOQ=="],"teacherId":2537419,"schoolCounty":"Palm Beach","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}