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Ms. Self from Springdale AR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ESL Summer School Detectives Need Supplies!

Help me give my students materials, manipulatives, and basic school supplies to learn English during the 2019 ESL Mystery Themed Summer School.

  • $587 goal

This project expired on May 21, 2019.

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My Students

Our school is located in Northwest Arkansas. The majority of the students are English Language Learners at varying stages of proficiency and come from many different countries around the world. They come to school each day eager to share and learn from each other.

Our students work diligently at school to think, process information, and speak in two languages while learning content instruction in the classroom.

Approximately 75% of the students in our school are English language learners. Many languages are represented in our school, including Spanish, Marshallese, Chuuk and Pohnpei. Additionally, 92% of the students receive free/reduced meals.

My Project

Students who are learning English need to continue practicing language skills during the summer. By attending summer classes, they are able to practice their language, literacy, and math skills and avoid the summer slide that some students experience.

Our school will host a mystery-themed ESL summer school for students in kindergarten through 5th-grade to provide opportunities to maintain or even increase their proficiency in English, literacy, and math during the summer.

Students will need basic school supplies such as pencils, composition notebooks, crayons, markers, and post it notes. They will use manipulatives that include math counters, play dough, flashcards, sidewalk chalk, and foam dice to facilitate learning. At the conclusion of the summer program, student attendance will be rewarded with a mystery-themed memento such as an invisible pen with a UV light.

Ms. Self
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gejoy 28 Pieces Magic Invisible Ink Pen with UV Led Light Upgraded Invisible Marker Secret Message for Birthday Party Favor Gifts (7 Colors) • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Expo 80078 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 2 Sets with 8 Markers, Total of 16 Markers • Amazon Business $11.12 5 $55.60
Better Office Products Primary Journal, Hardcover, Primary Composition Book Notebook - Grades K-2, 100 Sheet, One Subject, 9.75" x 7.5", Blue Cover-12 Pack • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Composition Book Notebook - Hardcover, College Ruled (9/32-inch), 100 Sheet, One Subject, 9.75" x 7.5", Black Cover-12 Pack • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors - 68-0004 • Amazon Business $35.71 1 $35.71
Crayola Crayons Bulk, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $31.17 1 $31.17
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $23.11 1 $23.11
Highland Notes, 3 x 3-Inches, Yellow, 24-Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
128 Pack 16 Colors Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk Set, Washable Art Play For Kid and Adult, Paint on School Classroom Chalkboard, Kitchen, Office Blackboard, Playground, Outdoor, Gift for Birthday Party • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Eureka Classroom Supplies Learn to Count Counting Animals with Storage Tub, 100 pcs • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Star Right Blank Flash Cards - 5 Rings, 1000 Index Cards, 2x3" - for School Supplies, Note Cards, Learning, Memory, Recipe Cards & More • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Learning Resources Two-Color Counters, Red/Yellow, Educational Counting and Sorting Toy, Set of 200 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Paxcoo 100Pcs Key Rings Bulk (25mm) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Big Foam Playing Dice (12 Pack)(Discontinued by manufacturer) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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