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Mrs. Thurner from Cottonwood AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Life Long Readers

Help me give my students materials to ensure they become life long readers.

  • $562 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year my students are a special resilient group. They have not been in a classroom for almost 5 months and are eager to come back to school! Despite the new normal for school, which is online learning, they always show up to our morning virtual meeting excited to learn. Soon, we will be coming back and they cannot wait to have an amazing time in 1st grade.

My Project

In first grade students have the demanding task to learn to read. This is a crucial time in lives of children that will shape the way they view and feel about reading for the rest of their lives.

It is important for students to develop an interest and love for reading which will impact their success in all other subject areas.

To excite an interest in reading students will choose a reading buddy (plush book character) to sit with and read together. Students will sit and read in the new stools that will double up as storage for the new plush characters. Students will want to practice reading with their buddy and new stoold and continue to develop reading skills.

In addition, the lamination sheets and page protectors will be used to create interactive and engaging reading centers which help students develop reading skills.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storl Organizer Storage Stool for Toy and Cloth and Kids Stool (Tree, 12Wx13H) • Amazon Business $24.00 8 $192.00
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $13.10 4 $52.40
YOTTOY Mo Willems Collection | Pair of Elephant & Piggie Soft Stuffed Animal Plush Toys – 7” & 5” Sitting • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Bean Plush Collector's Set, 5 Pieces - Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Sheet Protectors, Holds 8.5 x 11 inch Sheets, 9.25 x 11.25 inch Top Loading, Clear, Reinforced 11-Hole, Acid-Free, Archival Safe for Documents and Photos (500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Llama Llama Red Pajama Book and Plush • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
MerryMakers The Good Egg / The Bad Seed Plush Flip Doll, 11-Inch • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Dragons Love Tacos Book and Toy Set • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Dragons Love Tacos 2 Book and Toy Set • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
MerryMakers Pete the Kitty Plush Doll, 8.5-Inch • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
MerryMakers Fly Guy Plush Toy, 8-Inch • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90

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