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Ms. Jess from Elizabeth PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Lifelong Readers in Early Intervention

Help me give my students materials to help them become better readers and lifelong learners! We will practice reading and speaking into whisper-phones and I will use the apron and felt pictures to tell interactive stories!

  • $562 goal

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My Students

Hi! I teach preschool special education in Allegheny County, right outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I’m a different teacher than you might be used to as I travel around three school districts and push-in to preschools, daycares, and homes of students aged 3-5 that have IEPs. I have up to 40 students in three low-income school districts and I try to provide them with the most comprehensive services possible in their natural setting! My students have varying degrees of developmental delays, but are smart, curious, and so loving!

My Project

All the materials on my list are already planned for and will immediately become loved! I go into daycares, preschools, head starts, and homes and work with children with Individualized Education Plans.

I will use the apron and felt story pictures to take interactive storytime on the go with me!

The whisper phones will be used by myself and in conjunction with my speech therapist to practice so that my students can hear their own voices and work on social communication. The leveled books and letters are to help my students get ready for Kindergarten!

I can also send books home with my families to read in between our weekly sessions, but I have 40 students so it's sometimes hard to have that many books to lend out! The remaining supplies will be used for literacy-related crafts such as decorating letters with the corresponding letter stamp and practicing sequencing events.

Ms. Jess
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Feely Fabric Letters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.86 1 $36.86
WhisperPhone(r) Solo • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.06 4 $32.24
Little Leveled Readers (Level B) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66
Little Leveled Readers (Level A) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66
Little Leveled Readers (Level D) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66
Little Leveled Readers (Level C) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66
Jumbo Stamp Pads (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Storytime Apron • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.06 1 $26.06
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Set (14 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Sequencing Stories • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See Felt Set (11 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76
Four Groovy Buttons Felt Set (14 Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76
I Love My White Shoes Felt Set (12 Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear Felt Set (11 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76
Three Pigs Felt Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
Old MacDonald Bilingual Rhymes Felt Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
Jumping on the Bed Felt Set (9 Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 1 $12.56
Lowercase Stamp Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.69 1 $11.69
Picture Sequencing Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.99 1 $8.99
Ladybug Letters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
1.5" Tissue Paper Squares - 5,000 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.36 1 $5.36

Materials cost

$441.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$477.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.29

Total project goal

$561.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$561.91

7 Donors

-$277.00

Donations toward project cost

-$242.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.05

match offer

-$276.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$234.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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