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Mrs. Watson from Bossier City LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging and Educating Little Minds

Help me give my students high-interest guided reading books, clipboards, dry erase boards, and whisper phones to make our math and reading instruction more engaging!

  • $573 goal

This project expired on September 4, 2019.

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My Students

Just 9 months ago, 21 intelligent, kind, and loving first graders walked into our classroom for the very first time. Each one of them is unique, coming from a variety of family structures, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

I believe that they are capable of changing our world for the better, but we must first equip them with the skills they need in order to make a difference.

Being located so close to a military base, our school serves many military families, and this adds to the very diverse classroom environment. Among them, they have a variety of learning goals, needs, and aspirations. It is my goal, as their teacher, to meet each and every one of them where they are and help them get to where they want to go.

My Project

Each day, my students rotate to five different literacy focused centers, one of which is small group reading. During this time a group of students who read at similar levels work with me and their group members to grow as readers. We do this by building our vocabulary, reading a variety of books, and asking questions about what we read.

My students and I love small group reading, but with this project I hope to make that time more engaging for them with high-interest book titles and basic guided reading materials!

This project will fund not only a variety of high-interest book titles for our classroom, but it will also fund basic school materials such as dry erase boards, clipboards, and whisper phones. These materials will allow my students to be more engaged, focused, flexible, and mobile around the classroom during the instruction of all subject areas.

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Justice League Reading Collection: 5 I Can Read Books Inside! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $15.29 6 $91.74
10 Pack Dry Erase Ruled Lap Boards l 9 X12 inch Lined Whiteboard (Double Sided White Boards) Erasers Included • Amazon Business $24.22 3 $72.66
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #1: Amelia Bedelia Hit the Books (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.89 6 $71.34
Little Critter Collector's Quintet: Critters Who Care, Going to the Firehouse, This Is My Town, Going to the Sea Park, To the Rescue (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.89 6 $71.34
Learning Loft Toobaloo Auditory Feedback Phone, Accelerate Reading Fluency, Comprehension and Pronunciation with A Reading Phone, 6 Piece • Amazon Business $30.09 1 $30.09
My Parents Think I'm Sleeping (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.42 6 $26.52
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading) • Amazon Business $4.31 6 $25.86
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $24.45 1 $24.45

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