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Mrs. Underhill from Peoria IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Roots with Our English Language!

My students need everyday supplies such as highlighters, colored pencils and crayons to help them learn how to read!

  • $293 goal

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My Students

Each of the teachers in my school district have one common goal: to provide a structured and safe learning environment for the students. A lot of students in my school live in poverty. Some of those students have a very unstructured home life, and the only place they may receive structure is when they walk through the school doors each morning. Some of the students that I teach may come from broken homes or even no home at all.

My goal is to provide each and every student with the opportunity to succeed.

Each student I teach is special in my heart. I am determined to give them the proper classroom that they deserve.

My Project

I would like to implement the Orton-Gillingham approach to my students. This approach teaches students the English language and provides them with the reason why English is the way it is. This approach especially impacts students with dyslexia, but is also a very good approach for students that are below grade level. Having students break down words and really learn what origin parts of the English language came from and how to decode our language is an important aspect that allows students to become lifelong readers.

By donating to my project, you have the opportunity to become lifelong learners of the English language.

Teaching and providing students with a learning environment that teaches them using multi-sensory tools will help them become lifelong learners. The students in my class are very low in reading and writing. Some students can be as low as 1st grade level in these areas. By using this approach, it allows students to rise above and begin to really learn the reason why the English language is the way it is!

There is a system behind the English language that most students go through the school system without ever being taught. I would like to teach them this approach so that their learning of the English language can continue even after moving to the next grade level. The highlighters allow students to highlight parts of words in specific colors to break down the word in affixes, bases, and suffixes. The colored pencils and crayolas will be used for students to keep an interactive notebook where they learn different parts of words by being able to physically draw and color pictures which will help commit it to their memory.

Mrs. Underhill
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HIGHLIGHTER ASST CLRS TANK SCHOOL SMART SET OF 6 • School Specialty $1.68 30 $50.40
PENCIL COLORED 7'' 10-COLORS PACK OF 250 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $30.88 1 $30.88
GLUE WASHABLE 4OZ PK/48 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $21.29 1 $21.29
CRAYONS SARGENT ART LARGE SIZE SET OF 200 • School Specialty $21.01 1 $21.01
INVISIBLE TAPE- 3/4'' X 1000 - BSN32953 12-PK • School Specialty $9.65 2 $19.30
INDEX CARD 3X5 NARROW RULE ASST COLORS PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.20 10 $12.00
CRAYONS CRAYOLA REFILLS RED STD SIZE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $1.77 4 $7.08
CRAYONS CRAYOLA REFILLS GREEN STD SIZE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $1.77 4 $7.08
PAPER 3/8 SW NWSPRNT 8.5X11 WHT SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $4.89 1 $4.89
PAPER 3/8 SW NWSPRNT 8.5X11 WHT SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $4.89 1 $4.89
PEN MED BALLPOINT RED SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $1.20 4 $4.80
INDEX CARDS 3X5 NARROW RULE WHITE PK/100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.55 8 $4.40
ERASER CAPS SCHOOL SMART PINK PK/144 • School Specialty $2.11 2 $4.22
PEN MED BALLPOINT RED SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $1.20 3 $3.60

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