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Ms. Renne from Milwaukee WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guided Reading Gizmos at the Teacher Table

Help me give my students tools to make guided reading an engaging and fun part of the school day.

  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located on the northwest side of Milwaukee and serves all students from preschool through fifth grade. I have been a kindergarten teacher for five years. I love working with a classroom of sweet, curious, eager, little humans.

100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

The parents at my school are amazing and do everything they can for their children. However, many of my students still start their educational career academically behind the average student. We are an extremely large school district and funding is very sparse. Most of our resources come from my own pocket or from generous donors thanks to

Kindergarten is the foundation to my students’ educational life. Please help me provide a safe, nurturing and engaging environment for my young scholars!

My Project

Guided Reading is part of the literacy block and is part of the structured rotation schedule. During Guided Reading students come to the "teacher table", a kidney shaped table for small group work where the teacher can see what all students are doing, for 10-15 minutes and receive strategic and intensive reading instruction based on their reading level. While this is a short amount to time to spend with the teacher, it is where amazing student gains happen.

As a teacher, Guided Reading at the teacher table is my favorite and most rewarding part of the school day.

However, for students, it is where the most "work" takes place. This can sometimes be daunting to young learners. By having special gizmos, that are only at the teacher table, students want to come work with me because they get to use tools that are special to my table. Over the years, I have learned that the most effective way to run the "teacher table" is to make it the most desired center to be at. Little things like Emoji Erasers, Toobaloos, Alphabots, and Dry Erase Table Spots, make coming to the teacher table the highlight of my students’ school day. They don't even realize it’s the hardest because they are super engaged with their special teacher tools. The teacher table, itself, will make it easy for me to work with all of my students. The gizmos will make my teacher table the highlight of my students’ school day! Thanks to your generous donations, some (maybe even all) of my students will like guided reading more than RECESS!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CN321YE - Rainbow 36" x 72" Group Table - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Loft Toobaloo Auditory Feedback Phone, Accelerate Reading Fluency, Comprehension and Pronunciation with A Reading Phone, 6 Piece • Amazon Business $31.60 1 $31.60
AC225 - Alpha-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Really Good Stuff 151977 Really Good Stuff Spaceman Deluxe Student Set • Amazon Business $25.71 1 $25.71
DD316 - Twist & Turn 3-Letter Word Builders - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
The Original Table Spots for Teachers | Highest Quality! No Staining, No Shadowing, Complete Erase! Dry Erase, 10 Pack Multicolor Circles, Wall Stickers, Decals • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Sohapy 2''x2'' Magnetic Emoji Smiley Circular Whiteboard Dry Eraser, For Kids, School, Teachers, Students, Home, Classroom,Office - Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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