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Mrs. Perkins from Evanston IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Readers with Authentic Skill-Building Opportunities!

Help me give my students a more authentic, engaging way to learn reading strategies through these classroom materials!

  • $299 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is a self-contained special education classroom made up of third, fourth, and fifth grade students. My students are kind, funny, curious, and eager members of our classroom and school community.

These children love to listen to stories, share ideas, and explore the world around them.

They are eager for new opportunities to learn and grow! I want to give them positive and rigorous opportunities to learn, and reframe school for them. Often, students with disabilities begin to associate school with negativity, frustration, and shame. I want to shift this to encouraging, hopeful, and resilient!

My Project

Thank you for learning about our new project! Our class is looking to create more authentic reading opportunities to build important life and comprehension skills. The office supplies will create reading binders for each student to encourage making connections, drawing conclusions, and thinking critically about the stories we read. The audio player is to replace the one in out listening center that stopped working about a month ago. It gets a lot of love!

My class is now excited about reading, writing, and engaging authentically with stories; this has historically been a very difficult area for them!

Your donation to my class encourages lifelong learners, and helps develop the important skills of children who will grow up able to be critical thinkers, inventors, and partners.

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Mrs. Perkins
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Top-Loading CD, USB, MP3 Player • Kaplan Early Learning Company $116.96 1 $116.96
Staples Standard 1 1/2" 3-Ring View Binder, Black (26437-CC) • Staples Advantage $5.29 10 $52.90
Staples Big Tab Insertable Paper Dividers, 8-Tab, Buff with Assorted-Color Tabs (13487/11111) • Staples Advantage $2.60 10 $26.00
Staples Medium Weight Sheet Protectors, Clear, 100/Box (10524) • Staples Advantage $16.79 1 $16.79
Staples Poly Binder Pockets, 3-Hole Punched, Assorted Colors, 5/Pack (15158-CC) • Staples Advantage $3.99 2 $7.98

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