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Ms. Carlson from Scottsdale AZ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterfly Garden of Learning

Help me give my students tools to learn to read at their levels, each as unique as a butterfly.

  • $810 goal

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My Students

My students are a unique group of student, I have four grade levels in one classroom as well as a variety of ways our students communicate, from assistive devices, sounds and a few who are able to communicate.

My classroom is the most unique and it is the only one of its kind in the district.

It consists of of Kindergarten through third grade students each with their own unique learning goals. Currently in the classroom, I have half of my kiddos that don’t have the ability to speak like you and I, they speak through sounds. Each student is unique just like each butterfly has unique looks.

My Project

We are asking for our growing community of caterpillars so they grow into their own unique and beautiful butterflies of phonics and sight word materials to assist students in learning to read. My students all have unique learning goals, but the constant in them is the need to learn their letters and how to read.

Due to the uniqueness of the classroom we don't have standard curriculum, so I am asking for the items on my Amazon list so I can use them to teach my students to read.

I have some letters that I have made, but not nearly the amount of tools I need to teach these kids how to meet their goals of reading.

Ms. Carlson
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 8 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FUNDATIONS STUDENT DURABLES K (1-PACK) • Amazon Business $89.89 3 $269.67
Rime Magic: Phonics-Powered Prevention and Intervention for All Students • Amazon Business $80.41 1 $80.41
Osmo - Little Genius Starter Kit for iPad - 4 Hands-On Learning Games - Preschool Ages - Problem Solving & Creativity (Osmo iPad Base Included) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Osmo - Coding Jam - Ages 6-12 - Music Creation, Coding & Problem Solving - For iPad and Fire Tablet (Osmo Base Required) • Amazon Business $50.99 1 $50.99
Pegcasso 331 pc Build & Drill educational construction and STEM preschool engineering peg board toy with BONUS Geoboard / Rubber bands, 8 unique fun animal designs. Best gift for boys and girls! • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie, Fine Motor Toy, Early Number, Patterns, 68 Pieces, Grades Pre-K/Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
The Learning Journey: Match It! - ABCs - Phonics and Pre-Reader Matching Puzzle Game • Amazon Business $18.46 1 $18.46
Edupress Sight Words in A Flash (Set 1) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
The Learning Journey: Match It! - 3 Letter Words - 20 Self-Correcting Reading & Spelling Puzzles with Matching Images • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Learning Journey: Match It! - Spelling - 20 Self-Correcting Spelling Puzzle for Three and Four Letter Words with Matching Images • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
The Learning Journey: Match It! - First Words - 30 Self-Correcting Words with Matching Images For Emerging Readers • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49

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