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Mrs. Martin from Kansas City MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a LOVE for Reading through ENGAGING Word Work Centers!

My students need word work centers to help them become the best readers they can be.

  • $446 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, some of my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day.

I want my students to know I believe in them and they can do anything. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

First grade is a magical year for my students, and so much learning takes place in first grade. My students must keep up with the latest advancements in education to spark an interest in reading.

It is important to foster a love of reading at a young age.

Education is changing every single day, and so are the interest of my first-grade students. The traditional flash cards are not going to cut it for these 21st-century learners!

I am asking for magnetic alphabet tiles, pipe cleaners, letter beads, Play-doh, dry erase chalkboard pads, books, and magnetic easels. These items will help make learning sight words fun and engaging for my students! Once my students have mastered their sight words then they will have the tools needed to begin reading.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flipside Products 50001 Magnetic Dry Erase Desktop Easel Set, Includes Pen, 2 Magnets, White • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98 $25 Gift Card in a Greeting Card (Amazon Surprise Box Design) • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Imagination Starters Reusable Washable 12" x 17" Flexi-mat Chalkboard Placemats- Draw, Color, Doodle - Set of 4 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources All Ready for First Grade Readiness Kit • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
Center Enterprise CE6909 READY2LEARN Upper/Lower English/Spanish Magnetic Alphabets Combo (Pack of 108) • Amazon Business $17.85 1 $17.85
Pandapia Play Dough Tools Set with Molds Models 41 PCS • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AMAV Glow Pad - Portable Hi-Tech Drawing Board for kids Toy Tablet-size With 7 Interchanging Blinking Colorful Lights. Children’s light up coloring board, Arts and Crafts set • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Szsrcywd 36 PCS Colorful Kids Modeling Soft Clay Air Dry Clay Studio Toy 36 Bright Color No-Toxic Modeling Clay Creative DIY Crafts • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Joyereryday 1000pcs 4 Color Acrylic Alphabet Letter Beads with 1 Roll Elastic Crystal String Cord for Jewelry Making Kids DIY Necklace Bracelet(6mm) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Coceca 300 Pcs Colorful Feathers for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Foam Funny Animal Mask - 12 Pack, For Kids & All Ages, Party, Halloween, Dress-Up, Prop, Costume With Elastic Strap – By Kidsco • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Caydo 342 Pcs Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 6 mm x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors, Smooth Processing at Both Ends, Safe and Humanized Design • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Matilda • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
eBoot 700 Pieces Round Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-adhesive DIY Scrapbooking Crafts Toy Accessories, Assorted Sizes • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
BEADNOVA 1mm Elastic Stretch Polyester Crystal String Cord for Jewelry Making Bracelet Beading Thread (12m/ Roll, Total 10 Rolls Mixed Color) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
ALEX Toys Artist Studio 24 Rainbow Modeling Clays • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Play-Doh Sparkle Compound Collection • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Crayola Non-Toxic White Chalk(12 ct box)and Colored Chalk(12 ct box) Bundle • Amazon Business $4.46 1 $4.46
The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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