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Mrs. Meredith from Pasadena TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Literacy One Minute & One Letter At A Time!

My students need to push ahead in our literacy journey. The sand timers will be used as a visual for our reading stamina. The letter blocks will be used in a small group setting.

  • $161 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing. Maybe I am a little partial... We do a lot with what minimal we have and I would love to see their growth potential soar with new and exciting items in our classroom.

We are a Title I school in Pasadena, TX where Hurricane Harvey made landfall during our first week of school this year.

Our school community was majorly affected by this natural disaster, even students and staff having their homes flooded and being rescued and displaced. I received two new students in the aftermath. We are Houston Strong!

My classroom family works hard and I am so proud of them! My students are like sponges! I love them all so much. Their potential is limitless. To help my students be their best academically, I need a few educational products to enhance our literacy skills. Thank you!

My Project

Our report card measures reading stamina. The sand timers will provide a visual for my students as they build their reading stamina in our classroom library. One minute, three minutes, five minutes, and ten minutes at a time, we will build our reading stamina which also affects our reading fluency in a positive manner.

In addition to building our reading stamina with the use of sand timers, we will also increase our phonemic awareness and apply our letter knowledge as we create CVC words with the letter snap blocks.

The letter snap blocks also give a visual representation of beginning, middle, and end sounds of CVC words. It is all connected really. As we improve our ability to decode words, we will build up our fluency. As we build up our fluency, our reading stamina improves. And our reading stamina is measured by our sand timers. Of course, the longer the effective reading stamina time is, the better we have reading fluency.

Reading is a huge building block to other skills. A strong foundation is imperative to my students.

It is an exciting time! Kindergarten rocks!

Mrs. Meredith
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EA210X - Giant Sand Timers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
FF525 - Snap-Together Letter Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

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