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Ms. Jones from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gear Up to Reading and Writing With Paper -Ink- Games

Help me give my students an opportunity to develop their literacy skills in reading and writing with paper, games, and hands-on sentence builders

  • $763 goal

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My Students

Costa Rica, Rocky Mountains, and outer space are places my students have traveled through technology.

I teach in an at-risk school with a 25% Hispanic and 12% African American population in which the majority are elebile to receive free or reduced lunch.

Despite their situations, the students come to school ready to learn to explore new adventures. Although the students are eager to learn, many of them read below grade level, making it difficult for them to acquire new information independent of the classroom teacher.

My Project

In our class reading and writing are significant focus to develop independent readers and writers by the end of first grade.

So, the products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional opportunities to enhance their ability to reading and writing.

The large post-its in the cart will allow me to create anchor charts, writing stems, and parts of speech which will to displayed within the classroom as reference for scholars to use and develop their skills. By learning develop sentences with the many sentence building activities I have selected will help them become elaborate writers.

The writing paper is tailored for first graders and will allow students to to structure their writing making it easy to read. The literacy games such as the building sentence games, sight word manipulatives, activities, and games will allow scholars to become strong readers as well as writers. These will be extremely beneficial for some scholars that just need to increase their reading and the ability to write simple sentences. They can also be used as a supplement to small group instruction! The sentence strips and the dry erase markers will allow for alternative write practice. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom.

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

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teacher Created Resources 76543 Smart Start 42737 Story Paper: 360 sheets • Amazon Business $20.32 4 $81.28
ETA hand2mind Alphabet Linking Letter and Word Building Cubes (Set of 142) • Amazon Business $25.79 3 $77.37
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 72 Count • Amazon Business $75.45 1 $75.45
Reading Rods - Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Word Linking Cubes • Amazon Business $20.37 2 $40.74
Educational Insights Sentence Building Dominoes • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (561), Yellow Lined Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $30.97 1 $30.97
Key Education Sentence Building • Amazon Business $14.76 2 $29.52
Scholastic Teacher's Friend Word Wall Pocket Chart, Multiple Colors (TF5115) • Amazon Business $23.70 1 $23.70
Best Dry Erase Markers (BULK SET OF 36!) in Assorted Colors - Usable on any Whiteboard Surface - Fine Point White Board Pens in 12 Different Colors - Including Black, Neon, Red, Green, Blue, & More • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Think Fun Zingo Word Builder Early Reading Game - Award Winning Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Building Writing Skills: Words to Sentences • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
DK Games: Silly Sentences • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
Junior Learning CVC Word Builders Activity Cards • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, 114 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Key Education Sentence Building • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
The Ultimate Guided Reading How-To Book: Building Literacy Through Small-Group Instruction • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Letter Sounds: Silly Sentences - Early Phonics Skills Board Book by Rock 'N Learn • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
100 Write-and-Learn Sight Word Practice Pages: Engaging Reproducible Activity Pages That Help Kids R • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69

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