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Mrs. Watkins from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Developmentally Appropriate Resources to Rally Reading

My students need interactive, personalized learning stations. The resources listed above will help in the creation of these stations. WE need card stock, book rings, ink pad stamps and more.

  • $307 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege this year of educating the minds of 25 Kindergartners. Twenty-five Kindergartners who are eager to learn, excited about reading, mastering language arts, pumped about math, and so enthusiastic about the arts. However, they have come into Kindergarten in the midst of horrible budget cuts, that provide a small milestone in achieving these goals.

These passionate group of kindergarten graders, reside on the Southside of Chicago.

They have the privilege of learning in an environment that believes in personalized learning, flexible seating, and the power of technology. The students are of both African American and Hispanic descent. 99% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. However, they are learning that believing in themselves is all that matters.

My Project

In Kindergarten, we have been working hard to implement developmentally appropriate practices for our Kindergarten friends. Throughout the years, we have put into place tons of standard test and through the process we have lost sight of what's best for our 5 and 6 year old friend. This year, I wholehearted want to return to thinking about what is developmentally appropriate and fun for my kindergarten friends. The resources listed above will ensure that I can continue these efforts.

The card stock, rings, and laminating sheets will be used to create interactive, concrete, differentiated learning stations.

Students will be able to self-select from the stations provided, giving them a sense of autonomy. Also, with our newly implemented writing station the students will greatly benefit from markers and stamps to create engaging projects that will boost engagement and writing skills. Please join me in my goal of creating a Kindergarten classroom in which students are learning in an environment and with the resources that are appropriate for them.

Mrs. Watkins
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (98751) • Amazon Business $56.83 1 $56.83
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $49.09 1 $49.09
Educational Insights See And Stamp Jumbo Uppercase Alphabet Stamps • Amazon Business $15.04 2 $30.08
Educational Insights See and Stamp Jumbo Lowercase Alphabet Rubber Stamps • Amazon Business $14.67 2 $29.34
Apache 3 Mil Letter Size (9 x 11.5") Crystal Clear Universal Thermal Laminating Pouches, 100 Count • Amazon Business $8.96 3 $26.88
Ink Pad Stamps, Ubegood Stamp Pad DIY 12 Colors Crafts Ink Pads for Kid's Rubber Stamp Scrapbooking Card Making Beautiful Water-Soluble Colors-Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $9.79 2 $19.58
Clipco Book Rings Assorted Sizes Small, Medium and Large Nickel Plated (250-Pack) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95

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