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Mrs. Bankston from Blaine WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guided Reading Superstars!

My students need a tabletop whiteboard easel, auditory listening phones, alpha magnets, dry erase pockets, word work storage, alphabet letter tracing boards, leveled reading poems, and a floor lamp to create a guided reading area.

  • $512 goal

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My Students

Kindergartners are at a naturally curious age where they love to discover new things and be engaged in learning. Guided reading lessons and word work are a main foundation in our classroom.

I have 22 fun, loving Kindergartners with diverse needs.

My students are inquisitive and full of wonder. They love exploring all aspects of the world around them. These students really enjoy engaging with books and I want to foster that love for reading and keep them moving forward. Guided reading materials will help me reach all student's needs at their individual level.

Many of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and the families may not have the resources to provide these students with experiences they so naturally crave. I would love to be able to provide my students with a rich environment and materials to explore all areas of their imagination and the world around them.

My Project

High quality literature and great literacy lessons can take my students to so many places, help them express themselves, and help them to understand themselves as readers and writers. Guided reading helps build reading foundational skills through individualized lessons.

Learning to love reading and stories is one of the most important foundation skills we build in kindergarten.

These materials will help me create an effective guided reading area for differentiated reading groups. I will be using a tabletop easel and magnetic letters to do word work and to help students learn some of the reading foundational skills. Pointers are used for pointer power, pointing to each word as we read it to make sure we are not adding or omitting words in text.

Auditory listening phones help the students to hear how they sound as readers and to become more fluent. Wipe away pouches will allow me to print word work sheets and re-use them with dry erase markers. A floor lamp will provide the students a warm and inviting area to work on their reading skills.

Students that learn to love reading will help them want to be actively involved asking and answering questions and making predictions, rather than passively listening. Having the materials I need to easily deliver these lessons will make literacy easily accessible for all my students.

Mrs. Bankston
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ivy Step Magnetic Alphabet Letter Tracing Board with Two Stylus Pens • Amazon Business $23.97 4 $95.88
IRIS 5" x 7" Photo Storage and Embellishement Craft Case, 10 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $14.39 4 $57.56
(6 Pack -Purple) Toobaloo Auditory Feedback Phone – Accelerate reading fluency, comprehension and pronunciation with a reading phone. • Amazon Business $39.96 1 $39.96
Light Accents Medusa Floor Lamp Grey with Multi-Color Acrylic Shades • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Flipside Products 50001 Magnetic Dry Erase Desktop Easel Set, Includes Pen, 2 Magnets, White • Amazon Business $30.47 1 $30.47
Educational Insights Multicolored AlphaMagnets and MathMagnets, 214 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
TYH Supplies Set of 10 Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Neon Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Learning Resources Rainbow Hand Pointers, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $17.19 1 $17.19
Leveled Poems for Small-Group Reading Lessons: 40 Reproducible Poems With Mini-Lessons for Guided Reading Levels E-N • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52
Sight Word Sentences: Levels A and B Guided Reading for Pre Kindergarten, Kindergarten Sight Word Sentences (Sight Word Educate School) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Guided Reading Strips Asst. Set of 7 (Colored Overlays) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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