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Mrs. Davis-Rourks from Natchez MS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Instant Reading

My students need English language arts instant learning centers to help improve and building on their reading and writing abilities.

  • $380 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach special education students with severe and profound disabilities. My students are in grades kindergarten through fifth and stay with me until they go to the middle school. This year, I was also appointed the resource teacher for students that are learning on the same grade-level as my full-time students. Since I have the same students every year, we are a family. My children are very special and learn better with hands-on activities. Some children cannot retain information, but most of my students are learning on a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten level.

Most people do not believe that my students can learn because of their severe learning disabilities, but my students are capable of everything.

They are most appreciative of the smallest of things.

My Project

We have made some headway in our class activity centers, but we still have a ways to go. We were blessed by donors to help with the beginning and basic activity centers to start my students on their journey to reading. Now we must keep on moving forward, so they are able to learn the next steps in reading.

My students need the Ending and Middle Sound learning center to complete the basics of CVC word learning and the Reading Comprehension and Punctuation and Capitalization learning centers to help improve not only their reading but writing abilities.

I have gotten new students for this coming up year, and their learning levels are getting more advance than the basic concepts on sequencing and rhyming. I have been given the responsibility of being the resource teacher, so these students are not as severe as my normal roster but still have trouble learning at their grade level. It is my job to help them advance as far as they can to help them remain in the general education setting.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD238 - Capitalization and Punctuation Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP622 - Decoding 2-Syllable Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP623 - Blends & Digraphs Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP626 - Short Vowels Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT823 - Ending Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD216 - Reading Comprehension Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE185 - Middle Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD234 - Word Families Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD235 - Phonics Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$269.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$322.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.97

Total project goal

$379.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$379.82

19 Donors

-$378.06

Donations toward project cost

-$322.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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