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Mrs. Miller from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Close Encounters of the Learning Kind

My students need a teaching easel to use as a big book holder so they will all be able to see the text of the big books and better understand what is being read to them.

  • $813 goal

This project expired on May 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year, I have the most wonderful group of 1st graders. They are excited and energetic. My first graders this year are very diverse with English Language Learners from many different backgrounds. I am looking forward to providing them with a creative and meaningful education.

My students are hardworking and have the greatest attitudes!

Our school is a Title I school with many students on free and reduced price lunch. Despite this, they come to school each day with smiles on their faces.

My Project

This teaching easel will be used as a big book holder and will allow the teacher to handle the big books required by our curriculum more easily. The students will be able to look closely at the letters, words, sentences, and pictures while the teacher is reading the stories.

All the students will be able to sit on the carpet and have full view the big books.

The students will be able to join in on story discussions, participate in the reading lesson by coming up to the book, and practice the reading skill and strategies the teacher is using that day for that story. Having these holders will help the teacher to be hands-free.

Mrs. Miller
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR393 - Circle Time Teaching Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 3 $597.00

Materials cost

$597.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$690.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.87

Total project goal

$812.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$812.46

1 Donor

-$812.46

Donations toward project cost

-$690.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$121.87

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$0.00

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