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Mrs. Alexandre from Houston TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coming Out of Ashes to Beauty

My students need magnetic ten frames and magnetic ward family. They also need rhyming sounds and rhyming photo library, phonological awareness folder games and book bins.

  • $456 goal

This project expired on April 29, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

An unknown author said: " A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind" I can also relate to this quote and say the same: "A typical day in my classroom is a house filled with love, curiosity and hands-on activities that lights up the fire in their minds."

I am an elementary teacher and I work for a title one school.

The students who attend my school mostly come from families who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Not only are my students poor, but most of them are learning English as their second language. In addition, the families they came from are mostly single parents who work long hours to make ends meet. As a result, most of these parents are unable to help their children to complete their homework. Since they are performing at a lower level, my teaching support and a well enriched classroom environment are their only way out. As a teacher, I am very concerned about their progress and I believe that they can be successful if I can provide a variety of hands-on activities in the classroom to spark their curiosity. These activities will help them perform at a higher level and they will be able to meet their end of year expectation. I really hope that this project will make that dream come true.

My Project

The following resources will be used carefully to support the student's learning. A set of ten frames and magnetic numbers will be used to help my students recognize numbers from one to twenty. The Word Building Stacker will be very useful to enhance their phonics skills and they will be able to build new words at the same time. Since rhyme recognition is essential to build their reading skills, The Rhyming Photo Library will be used by my ESL students to sharpen their language development. The Phonemic Awareness Folder Game will be used to teach short vowel sounds and sound switching activities as well. If funded, my kids will be able to work more independently in different stations while I teach my reading groups. These instructional games will be used to teach my higher groups to keep them engaged. The materials requested will be used to enhance my students' reading and math skills in a brand new way.

If funded, the donations will be a dream come true.

The resources received from this donation will not only change the aspect of the classroom environment but it will change the instructional level of my children as well. Not only will they meet their end of year expectation in reading and math but they will also be able to master all content areas. Thank you so much for your generosity! You will make a big difference in the lives of these wonderful children.

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

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA588 - Rhyming Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LL413 - Rhyming Photo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE331 - Magnetic Word Family Fridge • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ515 - Classroom Magnetic Numbers & Operations Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ670 - Privacy Partition Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP374 - I Know the Answer! Game Buzzers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP281 - Magnetic Storage Boxes - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
AA758GR - Connect & Store Book Bin - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
AA758VT - Connect & Store Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
AA758RD - Connect & Store Book Bin - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
AA758YE - Connect & Store Book Bin - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
AA758BU - Connect & Store Book Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
AA758RG - Connect & Store Book Bin - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
RR621 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Lapboard - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$351.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$387.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.30

Total project goal

$455.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$455.36

1 Donor

-$455.36

Donations toward project cost

-$387.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.30

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$0.00

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