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Mrs. Finney from Nampa ID is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Read Alouds and Writing

Help me give my students access to good read aloud stories and the chance to practice their learning in an effective way with white boards.

  • $178 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the reason that I am excited to go to work every day. Although there are days that are stressful, I am pretty sure that these are the greatest first graders I have ever met. These kids work so hard and have such a desire to learn, and to earn my approval. I am grateful to have such eager learners in my class. As we dive deeper into curriculum and meeting content standards, these students don't skip a beat on their willingness to try their best.

Although no classroom is free from behavioral issues and problems, I have focused on building relationships with my students in order to gain respect, trust and encourage growth in learning.

These students show up everyday knowing that it is a new day and they are capable of anything they set their little minds to.

My Project

My students love stories! These books about Kindness will help them stay engaged and promote whole group discussion. Whole group activities are a huge part of our day. We begin with morning meeting and we often talk about social skills and character during this time. I want to give my students the opportunity to learn through stories of others and be able to self-reflect.

My students love playing teacher.

Giving them the opportunity to write on white boards for practice and repetition will greatly impact their learning. The whiteboards are a necessity for student practice as well as anecdotal documentation of student understanding.

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

Equity Focus

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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chenille Kraft Dry Erase Student Boards, Plain White, 9" x 12", 10/St • Staples Advantage $27.49 2 $54.98
Kindness Pack: Grades K–2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 10 titles / Grades K-2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00
STEAM Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 6 titles / Grades K-2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00
Staples Dry Erase Eraser, Black (13612) • Staples Advantage $0.84 3 $2.52

Materials cost

$107.50

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$6.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$150.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.58

Total project goal

$177.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$177.19

1 Donor

-$177.19

Donations toward project cost

-$150.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.58

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$0.00

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