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Mrs. L from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guiding Our Reading to Success!

My students need materials to use during guided reading such as Flip & Read Sight Word Sentences, guided reading strips, comprehension cubes, questioning cards and a cart to keep organized.

  • $303 goal

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My Students

We love to learn! These students can't wait to see what school and the world has in store for them and are so enthusiastic about learning! They are highly active and very energetic. They love to be hands-on and communicate with one another.

Our classroom is filled with 24 bright, beautiful, and blooming first graders who have a thirst for learning as much as they can each and every day.

Our classroom is located in Western Pennsylvania.

In our room, it feels comfortable, looks bright, and has constant movement, just the way we like it! It is an environment that welcomes all children and they love being here! I love it, too!

My Project

These materials might be little, but their results are going to be HUGE! All of the materials requested in this project will be used to help students become successful readers through guided reading. We will be using these tools to not only engage the kids, but to reinforce important skills necessary for beginning readers. The star wands and Popsicle sticks with be used as pointers for my rocking readers to point to the words while they read. We will be using the highlighting tape to highlight important words and text. The pencil pouches will store sight words that the first graders are practicing and the pencils will be used when we record important information. I've requested comprehension cube dice and questioning cards to aid in our discussion while reading. Since I will be working with so many readers during my guided reading groups, it is important to stay organized. The mini file folders will be perfect for storing individual student data. The three drawer cart will allow me to organize my materials for my on, above, and below reading levels. Lastly, the star light will allow the other students in my classroom to know if it is okay to interrupt with questions. This is important to help with the flow of instruction during small group time.

Guided reading allows teachers to work with small groups of students and help them become proficient readers.

The tools requested in this project are just what I need to help ensure that my lovely, little learners will achieve success!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH706 - Flip & Read Sight-Word Sentences • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Honey-Can-Do CRT-02347 Fabric Rolling Cart with 3 Drawers, Blue • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $27.27 1 $27.27
RANDEMFY Decor Baby Colored Night Light kids Star Silicone Nursery Toy Lamp 7 Color Changing Tap Touch Control USB Rechargeable for Baby Children Adults Bedroom • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
GreyParrot Tape Fluorescent Neon Highlighter Tape Removable, (4 Colors Pack), 0.35in(9mm) x 790in Per Roll, Office / Craft Tape / Yellow, Orange, Green, Pink • Amazon Business $14.80 1 $14.80
Popsicle Sticks, (1,000pc), 4-1/2" Length, FDA Approved Food Grade Wooden Ice Cream Sticks, Great Bulk Sticks for Crafts, By Fedmax. (1,000pc) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Scentco Graphite Smencils 10-Pack of HB #2 Scented Pencils • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Googly Wiggle Eyes 1300 Pcs Wiggle Eyes Self Adhesive for Craft Sticker Multiple Colored Size for DIY Animal Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
ETA hand2mind 84877 Guided Reading Non Fiction Questions Cards • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Top Notch Teacher Products Mini File Folders (25 Pack), Galactic Colors • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Learning Resources Reading Comprehension Cubes • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Guided Reading Strips Asst. Set of 7 (Colored Overlays) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Mini Plastic Star Fairy Wands (2 dz) by Fun Express • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29

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