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Mrs. Palmer
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Guided into Great Reading

My students need a pencil sharpener, pencils, colored pencils, a timer, dry erase markers, reusable write and wipe, post it notes, word building tiles and a bin to hold it all to be engaged in our guided reading groups.

My Students

In our classroom we work as scholars to become the best we can be. We are a low-income, public school in a rural community. Many students have a less than desirable home environment and yet still come to my classroom with positivity because they know they will be respected and that education is the key to making a better life for themselves. My students are hard-workers, eager-learners, and highly motivated individuals.

Being a change for good in their community and the world has become this class's motto.

They have set academic and personal goals that are above and beyond the usual thinking for a fifth grader. As a teacher, my philosophy has always been student-centered; providing opportunities for creative thinking/learning and personal growth. My students are actively engaged in all lessons so that their minds can open up and reach their full potential. In our school district, 5th grade is the last year in elementary school. I feel that this is the most crucial year for a student to make the gains they need to be successful in middle school. Thank you for reading about my students and considering donating to us!

My Project

One area that my students struggle with, that is important in all areas of their lives, is reading. Our class utilizes Guided Reading to increase our ability to read fluently and for meaning. My students need a pencil sharpener, pencils, colored pencils, a timer, dry erase markers, reusable write and wipe, post it notes, word building tiles and a bin to hold to be engaged in our guided reading groups. The pencils, colored pencils, and post it notes are used to help students delve into deeper thoughts and make connections while we are reading the books. The write and wipe folders, dry erase markers, and word building tiles are used to build knowledge in the area of word patterns and work on phonetic skills. The pencil sharpener and bin are to help maximize our time during guided reading groups. The bin will hold materials together and while the sharpener will allow students to sharpen their learning tools without losing time to go across the room to use the wall mounted sharpener. The materials we are looking for will help us become more engaged during our guided reading time.

My students have a desire to be an agent for positive change in the world around them.

To do this they need to be able to read and comprehend the material they are presented with. Integrating art into the reading process will help students combine visual learning with a deeper comprehension of the text. Guided reading is a way to individualize reading instruction for each student to meet their specific needs.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stanley Bostitch Quiet Sharp 6 Desktop Electric Pencil And Crayon Sharpener Blue • $49.63 1 $49.63
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack 240/Box • $31.44 1 $31.44
Post-it Super Sticky Notes 3" x 3", Miami Collection, 24 Pads/Pack (654-24SSMIA-CP) • $29.74 1 $29.74
Expo&reg Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/pk (84001) • $12.49 2 $24.98
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.50 1 $22.50
GG954 - Word Building Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 4 $19.96
Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Soft Pencil, Yellow, 72/Pack • $14.44 1 $14.44
BX708GR - Heavy-Duty Classroom Bin - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
Post-it 1/2" 'Sign Here' Message Flags Assorted Colors, 120 Flags/Pack (684-SH) • $5.52 1 $5.52

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This project will reach 30 students.

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