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Mrs. Morgan
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learning To Read - In Large And Small Groups

My students need a kidney table and a classroom rug.

My Students

Kindergarten students come to school with such excitement. They are ready to learn. My goal is to create enthusiastic readers. "Reading should not be presented to children as chore. It should be offered to them as a precious gift."- Kate DiCamillo. I want them to take away the joy of reading.

We are moving to a larger room in our school building.

Last year, my 24 kindergartners were cramped in a small room - but this year, we will have room to move around. My school is an older building with a diverse student population. It has gotten behind with supplies and technology as new schools have been built in the area to handle overcrowding. Many of our students come from low income families. A large percentage have parents with limited English skills. Some of our students have the supplies and support needed at home to achieve, others come with only an eager mind and willing heart. Our teaching staff works hard to provide what they need.

My Project

I want my students to have a bright, inviting place to come each day. A colorful carpet will be the focal point of the room. We come together throughout the day for whole group instruction and class meetings. Students meet with partners to read or share writing ideas at the carpet. The seating grid on the rug will help with classroom management, so the students stay focused and attentive. Small group work is most effective for learning. A kidney table will provide a more private setting to work. I meet with differentiated Guided Reading groups while other students do Word Work. This table can be positioned so I can see everyone, yet be accessible to individual students. Our teaching assistant will use it when she works with small groups. It will allow us to see that students understand the concepts being taught.

I want my students to leave kindergarten believing that reading can be the "precious gift" that can change their lives.

The rug will provide a sense of community as we share stories and whole class instruction. The table will facilitate small group times. This equipment will allow us share the gift of reading with them.

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Lots of Dots Rugs Shape: Rectangle, Rug Dimensions: 7' 8" W x 10' 9" L • Teachers' School Supply $299.99 1 $299.99
Kidney Adjustable-Height Activity Table Color Combinations: Maple Top w/ Black Band & Legs, Glides Options: Nylon Glide (G) • Teachers' School Supply $184.99 1 $184.99

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This project will reach 125 students.

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