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Ms. Marassa from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

FUNdational Learning!

My students need multi-sensory magnetic letters, boards and student readers to continue learning to read.

  • $186 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Dr. Seuss so wonderfully proclaimed, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." My students are eager to learn how to read on their own! We can help by providing the resources they need to reach their goals.

My students are bright, motivated and one-of-a-kind individuals.

They put a smile on my face each and every day, and they all enjoy coming to school and succeeding in the classroom. I feel so blessed to be their special education teacher and I am lucky to work in such a rewarding field.

Even though it has become extremely difficult and sometimes frustrating to educate without needed supplies, our students still come to school eager to learn. Our school rarely has extra funding for enriching material and if they do, the funds are used for older students. Many of my students' families will never have additional money to purchase educational materials; therefore, I hope to be able to provide a fun and interesting way of learning so my students can succeed in life.

My Project

I am asking for magnetic journals and student readers for a group of six struggling readers. The journals include magnetic letters that students use to form and tap a word out. These magnetic journals are for students that need a multi sensory input. Some of my students are readers and others are struggling to read. I have tried to create a variety of teaching tools to teach my struggling students to read; however after researching I have seen and read that these magnetic alphabet tiles have helped a multitude of students decode and encode. The students readers will help enhance these skills for the students to read words then phrases to eventually sentences!

All I want is for my students to have all the practical tools to continue learning to read.

By funding this project, you will be providing us with the tools we need to help our students become confident, fluent, and independent readers!

Ms. Marassa
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WRS Magnetic Journal with Letter Tiles, 4th Edition • Wilson Language $25.90 2 $51.80
WRS Student Readers 7-12 Set, 3rd Edition • Wilson Language $45.00 1 $45.00
Dictation Book (Steps 7-12), 3rd Edition • Wilson Language $20.00 1 $20.00

Materials cost

$116.80

Vendor shipping charges

$9.34

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$157.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.86

Total project goal

$185.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$185.75

3 Donors

-$140.01

Donations toward project cost

-$130.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

match offer

-$32.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$27.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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