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Ms. Smith from Tuscaloosa AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Materials

My students need is hands on and interactive materials to help build foundational skills.

  • $592 goal

This project expired on December 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students, from Tuscaloosa, AL are excited and love hands on activities and books on their reading level. I teach students with special needs and I am new to this school and need materials to build my classroom for success.

The items I selected will help me build the foundational skills my students need to be successful.

These items will allow me to have more successful small group and center activities with my students. My students have difficulties learning and retaining basic skills, so the more opportunities I have for the students to apply the knowledge, the better chance they have to retain the information.

My Project

If my project is fully granted I will be able to have more resources to enable my students with special needs to gain the foundational skills they need to master. This is my first year at this school and first time teaching K-2 so I need to build my supply of materials.

I selected several tactile alphabet and number (sandpaper, textured and feely fabric) materials to help the students retain letter naming fluency and to be able to write the letters and numbers successfully.

I also selected beginning readers to build on the alphabetic principles to begin reading.

Building my classroom materials will enable me to vary the activities to keep students interest and motivate them to learn.

Ms. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 14 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Litte Readers Level B • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
First Little Readers Level A • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Follow Along Letters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.76 2 $47.52
Reusable Dry Erase Pockets (Set of 25) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.71 1 $46.71
Feely Fabric Letters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Alphabet Bean Bags • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Little Leveled Readers (Level A) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Number Bean Bags • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Bead Sequencing Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Pre-Reading Skills Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Textured Touch And Trace Cards Uppercase • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Textured Touch and Trace Cards (lowercase) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Tactile Sandpaper Numerals • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Write on - Wipe off Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Learning To Sequence: 3 Scene Sets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.49 1 $8.49

Materials cost

$431.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.73

Total project goal

$591.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.53

2 Donors

-$316.36

Donations toward project cost

-$276.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.95

match offer

-$266.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$226.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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