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Mrs. Rights from Winston Salem NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Individualized Small Group Learning in First Grade

Help me give my students materials to support their unique learning needs during math and reading stations, as well as in small groups led by the teacher.

  • $283 goal

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My Students

Kindergarten and first grade are so much fun! I teach kindergarten and first grade at a magnet school in North Carolina. Our school is unique in many ways. As a school located downtown, we are actively involved with our local community. A favorite class activity is to visit the local public library. I loop with my class, so this is my second year with a precious group! I already know they LOVE books and they are always eager to read the books I read aloud again on their own.

I have the privilege of teaching children at the age when they are eager to learn.

This window of opportunity lasts for a short period of time, and it is up to me to motivate students in a way that will encourage them to be lifelong learners.

My students enter the classroom each day with a smile, excited for the day of learning. I want to continue to facilitate this love of learning. Your support allows this to happen!

My Project

Children learn best when they are fully engaged and the tasks are differentiated to meet the needs of all learners. This is accomplished using a workshop framework in which the teacher meets with groups while other students engage in specifically designed learning activities. In this way, all students get what they need from the teacher and are supported to grow. Children learn to work independently and collaboratively on literacy and math tasks when they are not meeting with the teacher in small group. This proposal will support literacy and math materials to be used during guided reading, guided math, and independent learning centers.

Some of the materials requested will be used as teaching resources, such as the table top easel and the post it easel pad.

I will document our learning and students can also use them interactively as we work together. This easel pad is especially helpful, since it has primary dashed lines.

The play dough and the dry erase pockets will be used with math and reading centers. Students can smash dough balls to demonstrate subtraction, and they can form balls to represent syllables in words. The dry erase pockets save paper and the need for laminating. We can slip activities in them and the children can write on the pockets. These dry erase pockets are special, as they open on the sides. I'm excited to use these to slip over the pages of books we read in guided reading groups. Students will be able to circle and highlight words or sentences in the books in this way.

The rug is needed, as my students enjoy working on the floor during reading and math centers. Our classroom carpet was removed this summer and replaced with hard flooring, so they will need a cozy carpet on which to work.

Mrs. Rights
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unique Loom Chromatic Collection Modern Abstract Colorful Beige Round Rug (4' 0 x 4' 0) • Amazon Business $46.62 1 $46.62
Sargent Art 6 Color Dough Set, 3 Pounds Each, Art-Time Artist Dough, 18-Pound Assortment • Amazon Business $37.69 1 $37.69
Post-it Super Sticky Wall Easel Pad, 20 x 23 Inches, 20 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (566PRL), Portable White Primary Ruled Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Rolls for Portability, Hangs with Command Strips • Amazon Business $33.32 1 $33.32
Learning Resources 120 Number Board, Tray & Numbered Tiles, Common Core Math, 181 Piece, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Dry Erase Pockets - 24 Pack (10" x 13”) - Special Top and Side Loading Design Great for Worksheets and Workbooks - Reuseable Clear Plastic Sleeves for Classroom, Teacher or School Supply • Amazon Business $20.28 1 $20.28
Little Red Tool Box: Magnetic Tabletop Learning Easel • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Learning Resources I Sea 10! Game, Addition and Subtraction, Includes 100 Cards, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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