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Mrs. Smith from Warsaw IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guided Reading and Guided Math Transformed!

Help me give my students hands-on materials for guided math and guided reading stations which is about 50% of our day.

  • $493 goal

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My Students

First grade is a year of tremendous GROWTH! My first grade class includes 21 excited, joyful, and exuberant first graders who love learning!! First grade is an essential year to learn the basics of reading and math. In order to help my students excel in learning basic reading and math skills, I want to provide them with hands-on materials for guided reading and math stations. Hands-on materials will engage my students in deeper more meaningful learning. My class excels when given tangible materials to manipulate and move.

My Project

Our first-grade class needs supplies to make our guided reading and guided math stations more fun, engaging, and hands-on. The guided instruction time is important for student learning because students get differentiated instruction at their learning level. I use this time to meet students at their specific learning needs by teaching the days lessons in small groups. While I am teaching a small group of learners, the other students are engaged in station work.

The supplies needed will help TRANSFORM our guided reading and guided math stations, by making learning engaging and fun.

For example, the whisper phones will help my students read better independently. The gel writing boards will help my student practice sight words and spelling words. The interactive 120 chart will help students learn to count and write to 120. All these examples will transform student learning.

It is my job as an educator to engage the minds of my first graders. These new materials can help make learning fun, engaging, and hands-on! With your donations, I believe learning in guided instruction stations can be even more effective.

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAT ACTIVITY TIME • Frey Scientific $48.49 1 $48.49
WhisperPhone(r) Solo (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
RA417 - Lakeshore Word Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
MONEY BIG MAGNETIC COINS • Frey Scientific $37.76 1 $37.76
MATH MAT SPLISH 'N' SPLASH 120 MAT GRADES 1+ • Frey Scientific $36.63 1 $36.63
Large Gel Writing Boards 8 1/2" x 7" (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.11 1 $33.11
LC676 - Magnetic Numbers & Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Hot Dots(r) Talking Pen - Silver (Single) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 2 $22.02
PP717 - Lakeshore Magic Board - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98
LC471 - Jumbo Magnetic Ten-Frames - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
NUMBER BONDS MAGNET SET • Frey Scientific $17.03 1 $17.03
Addition Hot Dots(r) Flash Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Subtraction Hot Dots(r) Flash Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46

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