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Mrs. Frank from Columbus OH is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flashlight Fridays with Friends

My students need cushions, flashlights, batteries and books for Flashlight Fridays!

  • $340 goal

This project expired on February 9, 2016.

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My Students

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~Dr. Seuss

I have an amazing group of first graders.

I teach at an inner city school. They all receive free breakfast and lunch. They have experienced and witnessed so many things at such a young age so I work hard to make school a safe and fun place for them to learn.

My Project

I bet you are wondering what Flashlight Friday is!? This is my "Hook" to get my kids excited about reading. Each child will get their own flashlight, spooky reading finger, reading pillow, stuffed animal reading buddy and of course books at their level. They gather their necessary items and find a spot. Then, we shut off all the lights and close the blinds to create the right ambiance. I am hoping to build their reading stamina up to 30 minutes a day. Each Friday I would like to add something special into the mix. I am hoping to invite parents, the principal, other students, aides and other special guests to read with the students. Some times we might have a special snack.

My students don't see the value in books or reading.

I am hoping to change their perspective and help develop a love for reading. Reading is my passion and I want it to carry over into my students. I have been searching for ways to get them excited about learning and I think this will get the ball rolling.

Mrs. Frank
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spring Clearance! 9 LED Super Bright Mini Aluminum Flashlight, Mini Flashlight Torch, 4 Assorted Colors: Blue, Red, Silver, Black, 4 Pcs/pack • Amazon Business $8.99 8 $71.92
DD371BU - Soft Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 5 $49.95
DD371RD - Soft Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 5 $49.95
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (36-Pack) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are "Just Right" for Young Readers • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Sight Word Readers Parent Pack: Learning the First 50 Sight Words Is a Snap! • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
80 LED Finger Lights • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Martian Costume Fingers (6 dz) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15

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