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Mrs. Patnaude from Fairhaven MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Literate!

My students need dry erase boards and CVC cubes to engage and differentiate instruction to guide them to become strong readers and writers.

  • $214 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school follows three messages that we continually revisit every day: This is important! We can do it! We won't give up! We apply these three messages to our schoolwork and also to our interactions with one another.

My first graders catapult their own learning to the most amazing heights.

They are inquisitive, thoughtful, and love a good challenge. As their teacher, it is my hope to instill a love of learning and a drive to persevere that will carry them not only in my classroom, but during their childhood and beyond!

My Project

First graders grow all the way from beginning to read in the fall to devouring chapter books by the end of the year. To encourage their ability to write words, whiteboards are the most engaging and exciting tool for this skill. They can be used in whole group, small group, and individually. It is also essential that first grade students can blend sounds to create words, which is exactly the purpose of the CVC unifix cubes/activities. The different sets will allow me to differentiate based on student need. My students will drool over these engaging resources, but not as much as me!

Mrs. Patnaude
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Dry Erase Boards (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.26 3 $96.78
Unifix(r) CVC Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 2 $33.92
Unifix(r) Word Family Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Unifix(r) Word Ladders: CVC Words • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 1 $7.61

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