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Mrs. Sparks from Kirksville MO is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classrooms Need Mobility and Flexibility

Help me give my students a mobile magnetic white board, standing mobile desk, and books!

  • $636 goal

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My Students

My students come from a small rural community. Our school is a Title I school with sixty-two percent of the population qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. We are also seeing a growing population of ELL (English Language Learner) students from the Congo. Second grade students are such an exciting group of mixed interests, abilities, and goals. Some of my students are learning to read, write, and count, while others are learning to explore, use critical thinking skills, and conduct experiments.

My goal is to give every student engaging materials to learn.

Our school population is changing. We are encountering more students who are coming to us with little or no support at home.

As my students make gains in my classroom, they begin to find pride in themselves. My classroom is about building skills. The work we do in this classroom is building relationships, staying with the group, following directions, and accessing general education content in different ways. We celebrate little wins together each day. My students walk into class every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them.

My Project

Ask most teachers, and they will tell you their classrooms just aren't big enough. My 2nd graders would tell you the same thing! We try to be as creative as we can be, but there just isn't enough wall space for our anchor charts or large enough white boards for lessons. This double-sided, mobile white board would solve many of those problems! It would create the space we need for our phonics and writing lessons.

In order to teach my lessons with fidelity, we need the tools to support learning.

Our new phonics program is currently being taught on a 4 by 3 white board. There is just enough room for our letter, digraph, glued sound, and suffix magnets. But, when we try to build and mark words, practice writing sentences, or read and scoop stories on chart paper, we have no room!

This large white board and standing mobile desk would provide that space for teaching and practicing. Because it is mobile, we could move it to different areas of our room when we need to reference the information from the phonics program.

The other side of the mobile white board would be used for writing. There would be room for our current unit anchor chart and plenty of room for the modeling that would occur during the writing lesson. We would be able to leave it on the board to complete the lesson over several days. We wouldn't have to start from scratch daily, and we would be able to move it to our writing area in the classroom!

I am also requesting books for our social skills and famous people units.

Mrs. Sparks
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mobile Whiteboard 48 x 36 Inch Double Sided Magnetic Dry Erase Board Large Rolling Stand Portable Easel Frame On Wheels For Office Home Classroom 5 Markers, Calendar, Eraser, 16 Magnets, Ruler, 3 Tape • Amazon Business $195.99 1 $195.99
Seville Classics AIRLIFT XL 28" Pneumatic Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Mobile Laptop Computer Desk Cart (27.1" to 41.9" H), White • Amazon Business $153.99 1 $153.99
I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
I am Walt Disney (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
I am George Washington (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Eraser • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape! • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29

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