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Ms. Beek from Sherwood OH is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhance Writing Using Flexible Seating And Hands-On Materials

Help me give my students additional options for learning pre-reading and writing skills using lap desks and hands-on, tactile materials.

  • $667 goal

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My Students

Students entering the Young 5's program should be 5 by September 30th. Most students entering the Young 5's program are between 4 years, 11 months and 5 years, 5 months upon the start of the school year. I have 2 groups of students with 10 students in each group. My students attend school all day, every other day on an all year alternating calendar schedule.

The students in the Young 5's program are chronologically ready to enter the school setting but may not be developmentally ready to endure the rigors of the Kindergarten curriculum.

The Young 5's program allows these students a year to develop the foundational skills needed in Language Arts to enter Kindergarten the following school year.

My Project

Young children need opportunities to learn through hands-on activities and in a conducive environment. Young learners also need many opportunities to move throughout the day. The students in the Young 5's program are chronologically ready to enter the school setting but may not be developmentally ready to endure the rigors of the Kindergarten curriculum. Although these students may not be developmentally ready to perform academically at the beginning of the year, they engage in lessons promoting literacy and writing skills. They develop pre-reading and writing skills to engage in the reading and writing process at their own pace and level.

The objective is to purchase tactile materials and flexible seating options for writing, allowing for movement and growth in a developmental way.

The lap desks will provide students with active seating to promote wellness and productivity, improve participation and behavior, and help with attention and focus while promoting an increase in their academic performance. The tactile materials will allow students alternative options beyond the traditional paper/pencil worksheets.

Ms. Beek
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC153 - Flex-Space Student Lap Desk • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 5 $349.95
LL697 - Trace & Write Alphabet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 2 $69.98
EE226 - Pre-Writing Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF593 - Blank Books - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 3 $38.97
AC214 - Wikki Stix Alphabet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$528.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$566.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.02

Total project goal

$666.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$666.82

10 Donors

-$404.00

Donations toward project cost

-$359.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.10

match offer

-$243.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$206.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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