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Mrs. Dinger from Tyler TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Ready For A Safari Year In First Grade!

My students need classroom supplies such as books, markers, headphones, etc. I am moving to a new room and would like to provide my students an inviting and engaging classroom environment.

  • $638 goal

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My Students

My students are the reason I teach...they teach me as much as I teach them.

They remind me why I fell in love with this profession.

I am moving grade levels and going to first grade for the 2018-2019 year. I am so excited!

I smile every time I see my future kids in the hallway. They are so special to me because they get to help me learn a new grade level. The students are all unique in their own way. They have different personalities, likes, home-life, needs, etc. I can't wait to get to know them and build a relationship with every single one.

My Project

I am moving to a new grade level for the 2018-2019 school year. I am re-doing my whole classroom.

I want my first graders to walk into my safari and feel welcomed, safe, and engaged to learn!

Our classroom theme will be a safari/jungle room.

Since I am moving to first grade from fourth grade, I am in need of many new supplies to support my first graders education. The books I requested will be in our reading station. I made sure to research the interest of first graders and chose popular books. The kids will be able to choose books to read to practice their fluency while they are in stations.

I am also requesting markers and erasers because the students will use these frequently in stations and as a whole group. I like for the students to use the markers to write their answer on the desk so I can walk around and take a formative assessment.

Mrs. Dinger
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $65.95 1 $65.95
Carpet Spot Markers 30 Pack Floor Circles for School Gym Classroom and Kindergarten Teachers. Carpet agility mark-its spots. • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
JustJamz 30 Pack 3.5mm Stereo In-Ear Earbud Headphones - Earphones (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
VIZ-PRO Magnetic Smiley Face Circular Whiteboard Eraser / 4 Pack of 2" Dry Erase Erasers • Amazon Business $6.50 6 $39.00
Akro-Mils 10124 24 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch x 16-Inch x 6.5-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $32.02 1 $32.02
EXPO 86603 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $6.66 4 $26.64
Up, Down, and Around Big Book (Big Books) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Sweet Home Stores Cozy Shag Collection Black and White Zebra Design Shag Rug (3'3 X5'0) Contemporary Living and Bedroom Soft Shaggy Area Rug • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Nursery Rhyme Flip Chart: 20 Favorite Nursery Rhymes That Build Phonemic Awareness and Inspire a Love of Reading • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Crazy Hair Day Big Book (Candlewick Press Big Book) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Create-a-Space Storage Center, Bright Colors • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Creative Teaching Press Safari Friends Safari Prints Border, Ctp 8339 with • Amazon Business $9.11 2 $18.22
GIFTEXPRESS Hall Pass Lanyards and School Passes Set of 6 • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Creative Teaching Press Bulletin Board (3999) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Prextex Classroom Storage Baskets Crayon and Pencill Storage Baskets • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mind Sparks Foam Dry Erase Blocks • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
5800 pcs Teacher Stickers for Kids, Reward Stickers Mega Variety Pack, Incentive Stickers for Teacher Supplies Classroom Supplies, 18 design styles including 3D heart, face, star, owl, cupcake • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
FX 2 Dozen (24) Adorable Safari/Zoo Animal Pencils/Student-Classroom Prizes/Party Favors • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Creative Teaching Press Border Safari Friends Jumbo Leaves Ctp 8336 with • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Outus Ceiling Hook Clips Ceiling Hanger Hooks Squeeze Hanger Clips for Office, Classroom and Home Decorations, 60 Pack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Carson Dellosa Jungle Animals Cut-Outs (120072) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House, No. 4) • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
TREND enterprises, Inc. Animal Prints 4" Venture UC Ready Letters • Amazon Business $5.43 1 $5.43
Midnight on the Moon (Magic Tree House, No. 8) • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House, No. 6) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.77 1 $2.77

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