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Ms. Alvarado from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cut, Cut!!...Your Way Through a Picture-Perfect Class!

My students need a dye cut machine with a variety of dies to enhance their literacy-rich environment.

  • $666 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher of 3O, ELL, wonderful learners. All of my students come from a low-income house hold and English is their second language. They are receive free meals daily. Unfortunately, most of them are faced many challenges in the classroom and at home. They, however, are so eager to learn every day and their positive charisma and willingness to learn is what inspires me everyday to be the best teacher I can be to them.

My students are fabulous, creative thinkers who love to learn and through positive learning experiences, it is my goal to provide them with a solid education.

They are full of energy and are like little sponges, ready to absorb new learning.

My Project

Creating a print-rich environment in my class is something I have always strived for. As a primary teacher, it is my goal to provide the necessary tools and literacy instruction to my students in order for them to become successful readers. For this reason, I am asking for a die cut machine with a variety of dies. A die cut machine will have a positive impact on my students learning. To begin with, having a die cut machine will allow me to cut alphabet letters that students could use as they learn their letters and sounds. They will also use them to make letter-sound correspondence with picture support.

My students are noticeably more engaged when they are given visual and tactile support as well as opportunities to use their five senses.

With the die cut machine, students will be able to be given pictures of animals, places, things, and have students see, touch, and sort them to learn initial sounds without having to struggle. Finally, having the dye cut machine will make our classroom bulletin and projects for class more picture perfect!

Ms. Alvarado
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GC141 - Lowercase Alphabet Dies - 3 1/2" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
GC144 - Teacher’s Favorite Dies - 3 1/2" to 4 1/2" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
GC150 - Safe & Simple Die-Cut Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50

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