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Mrs. Troutwine from Connersville IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Read! I Think! I Discover! I Learn!

My students need headphones and flannel board materials to help bring favorite stories and characters to life while enhancing literacy and strengthening pre-reading skills.

  • $224 goal

This project expired on August 19, 2018.

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My Students

Our children are amazing 3, 4, and 5 year olds that reside in Fayette County. Our multi age, inclusionary classrooms are geared for children learning through hands-on, active learning.

Our children have such potential to become successful life long learners.

They demonstrate excitement and curiosity when it comes to learning in the classroom. With ongoing parental engagement and community support, they can become the successful individuals we know they can be.

Our community is classified as rural and has experienced some unfortunate changes in demographics over the past decade. Over 90% of our students have qualified for our program by meeting federal poverty guidelines. Many of the students/families deal with food insecurity, poverty, and homelessness.

Despite the challenges they face everyday, our children want to learn and are excited about any new opportunities they are offered!

My Project

We are finding that due to community challenges children are not exposed to quality literature before beginning their kindergarten year. It is my goal to provide a wide variety of literacy activities in my Head Start classroom. My students need headphones and flannel board materials to increase their literacy skills.

I believe setting up a literacy/listening center using digital books and headphones will help promote language and literacy growth.

The flannel board materials will encourage story retelling among peers. These materials together will foster development in school readiness and allow the children to be more successful when entering K-6. In addition, exposure to quality literature will nurture a life long love of books and reading.

Mrs. Troutwine
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snug SNPLPLBL Play+ Kids Headphones Volume Limiting and Audio Sharing Port (Blue) • Amazon Business $18.00 4 $72.00
Little Folks Visuals LFV22851 Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes Flannel Boards • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Little Folk Visuals LFF-229 Brown Bear Felt Figures For Flannel Board Stories • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Little Folk Visuals LFF-703 Five Speckled Frogs Felt Figures For Flannel board Stories • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52
Five Monkeys Jumping on The Bed Felt Figures For Flannel Board Stories • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Fiesta! • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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