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Mrs. Adrian from Hamden CT is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engagement Matters!

Help me give my students engaging reading and writing materials to let their love for learning grow!

  • $3,955 goal

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My Students

My Kindergarten students are hard-working, kind, and come to school each day eager to learn! They enjoy participating in interactive lessons and hands- on learning. Although their interests and needs are constantly changing, I strive to provide them with high-quality materials and texts to maintain their engagement.

Workshop time in our classroom allows my Kindergarten students to shine and grow as independent learners.

This includes Reading, Writing, and Math Workshop. Student engagement is the ultimate goal of high- quality instruction and engaging new materials and texts will excite my young learners throughout their school day! More importantly, their love for learning will continue to flourish.

My Project

Each week, our class participates in a "shared reading" text which is read daily. The students become immersed in these texts which help them to gain confidence in their own reading skills. This is the very foundation of reading; building a love of books and language while offering practice in how reading works. Having access to multiple copies of these texts would allow my students to keep them in their book boxes so that they can continue to read these texts independently.

In order to succeed during Workshop time and share their learning, whiteboards and dry- erase markers will be used to give my students opportunities to participate in interactive lessons.

Further, math tools and manipulatives such as ten frames, dice, and counters will be used to engage my young learners during Math Workshop time.

Our school is very fortunate to have access to iPads which allow students to utilize many educational applications and listen to books read aloud. Listening to books allows students to hear fluent reading and further encourage their love of reading. Class sets of headphones will allow each student to utilize this technology effectively.

Mrs. Adrian
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Magnetic Ten-Frame Answer Boards, Set of 4 with 100 counters • Amazon Business $18.99 18 $341.82
Elecder i41 Kids Headphones, Headphones for Kids Children Girls Boys Teens Foldable Adjustable On Ear Headphones with 3.5mm Jack for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Black/Teal • Amazon Business $9.99 18 $179.82
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Little Chimp Is Brave • Amazon Business $11.00 15 $165.00
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Kitty Cat and the Bird • Amazon Business $11.00 15 $165.00
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Yellow (Levels 6-8) Kitty Cat Runs Up a Tree • Amazon Business $11.00 15 $165.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Blue (Levels 9-11) Kitty Cat and the Paint • Amazon Business $9.52 15 $142.80
EXPO Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $9.51 15 $142.65
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Yellow (Levels 6-8) Kitty Cat Plays Inside • Amazon Business $8.25 15 $123.75
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Mother Bird • Amazon Business $8.25 15 $123.75
Rigby PM Plus: Student Reader (Level 9) Little Chimp and the Bees • Amazon Business $8.25 15 $123.75
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Blue (Levels 9-11) Little Chimp and Baby Chimp • Amazon Business $8.25 15 $123.75
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Kitty Cat • Amazon Business $8.25 15 $123.75
Rigby PM Plus Starters: Individual Student Edition Magenta (Level 1) In The Garden • Amazon Business $8.25 15 $123.75
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Kitty Cat and the Fat Cat • Amazon Business $8.25 15 $123.75
hand2mind Ten-Frame Math Foam Dice For Classroom (Ages 5+), Dice Have Ten-Frame Configurations On Each Side With Rounded Corners, Great Gift For Girls, Boys, Teachers & Parents (Set of 16) • Amazon Business $19.10 6 $114.60
I Went Walking (A Voyager/Hbj Book) • Amazon Business $7.52 15 $112.80
Rigby PM Stars: Individual Student Edition Green (Levels 12-14) Little Chimp and the Buffalo • Amazon Business $7.06 15 $105.90
My Bug Box (Books for Young Learners) • Amazon Business $6.00 15 $90.00
Cookie's Week • Amazon Business $5.99 15 $89.85
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.81 12 $81.72
The Carrot Seed Board Book • Amazon Business $6.52 12 $78.24
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon Business $5.59 12 $67.08
12-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers/Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
Harry the Dirty Dog (Harry the Dog) • Amazon Business $4.39 12 $52.68
Rosie's Walk • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
Mouse Goes Out: Brand New Readers • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
Mouse Has Fun: Brand New Readers • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
Ifavor123 Bulk Pack of 100 Dice Standard Size 16MM (White Dice) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Mini Gingerbread Man Erasers - 72 Pieces • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Jovitec 200 Pieces Mini Erasers Assortment Colorful Heart Erasers Novelty Heart Erasers for Party Favors, Homework Rewards, Gift Filling and Art Supplies (Style 1, 200 Pieces) • Amazon Business $9.29 3 $27.87
Christmas Erasers 144ct • Amazon Business $8.98 3 $26.94
Double 9 Color Dot Dominoes in Collectors Tin (styles will vary) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Penguin Erasers • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78

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