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Mrs. Kim Watkins from Manchester TN is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Explode the Code!

Help me give my students "Explode the Code" teacher and student intervention program along with some colored ink, Mr. Sketch markers and white cardstock to create academic reading games.

  • $596 goal

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My Students

My school is a rural, Title I school in Tennessee where poverty is high and experiences are limited. These students are pushed every day to achieve high levels of academic excellence, and they work hard daily to achieve our rigorous expectations.

"Reading takes us to Infinity and Beyond," is a quote on my Toy Story themed door that students see every time they enter and exit.

I believe in my learners and want to help them become excellent readers and writers.

My Project

As a reading interventionist, I am constantly on the search for materials to make a difference in student reading. "Explode the Code" is a reading intervention program that follows the teaching of Orton Gillingham. It is my goal to have these materials to further assist students in reading and attaining skills necessary to decode words.

Students who struggle to read need many multisensory methods to enable reading success.

It is my goal to provide hands-on learning in a fun and engaging manner at all times. These materials will help students learn to decode words and practice necessary skills as well. The markers, ink, and cardstock will be used to make teacher-made materials to help students practice skills.

Mrs. Kim Watkins
Grades PreK-2
    More than a third of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 35 students.

    1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPLODE THE CODE WALL CHART W/BOOK • School Specialty $70.95 1 $70.95
HP 61 Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 pack (CZ074FN) • $47.69 1 $47.69
21201-1019 - Mr. Sketch Washable Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 10 • Blick Art Materials $9.53 3 $28.59
ETC PLACEMENT TEST 2/E • School Specialty $23.15 1 $23.15
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pocket - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
Junior Learning CVC Tri-Blocks Tub Word Building Set • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
PP374 - I Know the Answer! Game Buzzers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
ETC PICTURE LETTER CARDS 2/E • School Specialty $18.35 1 $18.35
Quill Brand Card Stock, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 250/Pack • $14.93 1 $14.93
ETC CODE CARDS 2/E • School Specialty $12.40 1 $12.40
ETC ABC TG 2/E • School Specialty $11.65 1 $11.65
ETC 1 1/2 STU 2/E • School Specialty $10.30 1 $10.30
ETC 5 1/2 STU 2/E • School Specialty $10.30 1 $10.30
ETC 8 STU 2/E • School Specialty $10.30 1 $10.30
ETC 7 STU 2/E • School Specialty $10.30 1 $10.30
ETC 6 STU 2/E • School Specialty $10.30 1 $10.30
ETC 5 STU 2/E • School Specialty $10.30 1 $10.30
ETC 6 1/2 STU 2/E • School Specialty $10.30 1 $10.30
ETC 3 1/2 STU 2/E • School Specialty $10.30 1 $10.30
ETC 2 1/2 STU 2/E • School Specialty $10.30 1 $10.30
ETC 4 1/2 STU 2/E • School Specialty $10.30 1 $10.30
ETC 3-4 TG 2/E • School Specialty $10.25 1 $10.25
ETC 5-6 TG 2/E • School Specialty $10.25 1 $10.25
ETC 1-2 TG 2/E • School Specialty $10.25 1 $10.25
The New Kid on the Block • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

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