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Mrs. Watkins from Manchester TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Hear Sounds and Spell Words!

Help me give my students the children's book entitled, "Claymates", a teacher resource book about phonological awareness, sheet protectors, and a teacher's manual to help students spell words using patterns.

  • $157 goal

This project expired on March 5, 2019.

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My Students

My school is a rural, Title I school in Tennessee where poverty is high and experiences are limited. These students are pushed every day to achieve high levels of academic excellence, and they work hard daily to achieve with our rigorous expectations.

"It's not who I am but what I do that defines me," is a quote on my Batman door that students see every time they enter and exit my room.

I believe in my learners and want to help them become excellent readers and writers.

My Project

As a reading interventionist, it is imperative that students are able to hear sounds in words before they have the ability to spell, write and even read words. I am asking for a teacher's manual entitled, "The Intensive Phonological Awareness Book" to be able to create lessons these young children need.

I am also requesting a copy of Tim Rasinski's latest manual entitled, "Making and Writing Words" to help students have the ability to learn patterns in our language.

This will help them become better readers, spellers, and writers.

Lastly, I am requesting a children's book entitled, "Claymates" as a fun read for students. It is an ingenious book that will delight students each time they read or hear the story. Thank you so much for considering my project with two teacher's manuals, page protectors and a children's book. I appreciate your support!

Mrs. Watkins
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 44 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Intensive Phonological Awareness (IPA) Program • Amazon Business $34.55 1 $34.55
Making and Writing Words, Grades 2-3: 41 Sequenced Word-Building Lessons • AKJ Education $31.49 1 $31.49
100-Pack Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Non-Glare 3 Hole Page Protectors,Fits Standard 8.5 x 11 Paper,Easy top Load • Amazon Business $11.55 2 $23.10
Claymates • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53

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