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Ms. Bell from Mattapan MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Literacy and Writing Skills in 1st Grade

My students need beanbag seats, tracing tiles, and activity centers to be successful in literacy and in writing please help us forming their success.

  • $451 goal

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My Students

My students come from various Boston neighborhoods. They are all on the autism spectrum and have various needs. This year I will be teaching grades K2-2. My goal is to ensure that each and every single one of them are provided with sensory needs they desire to build their literacy and writing skills.

This year we are concentrating on building literacy and writing skills and building a cozy/friendly library space for reading and sharing.

We would like to build the best library we can in our classroom. My students are all over the autism spectrum and it is critical that we provide the essentials to engage them in a way that they individually will grow.

My Project

Students will be able to use the bean bags in the library area for relaxed reading and practice writing their letters on the letter boards. They will also be able to copy and trace with the magnetic boards and dry erase boards. Students will be able to identify common words and build on their foundation by practicing sounding out letters in words.

Literacy skills help influence a child's love of reading and we intend to build this love.

Since our students require a little extra support these items will help in meeting their needs. The ability to practice writing all day long is going to benefit our students in a tremendous way.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CK30GR - Big Beanbag Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
CK20BU - Little Beanbag Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
CK20RD - Little Beanbag Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL807 - Light Table Simple Words Tracing Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.50 1 $22.50
JJ539 - Write & Wipe Alphabet Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC743 - Build the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TC796 - Regular Magnetic Sentence Strip Pockets - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$347.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.52

Total project goal

$450.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$450.15

5 Donors

-$450.15

Donations toward project cost

-$382.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.52

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$0.00

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