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Mrs. Crow from Des Moines IA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Life Long Learner

I need resources so I can learn more about the science of reading and different ways students can learn to read!

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the best group of first grade students. They are so excited about being at school with their friends and love to learn every day. They greet me every morning with a big hug, eat their breakfast, and then are ready to start their day!

We are 100% free and reduced lunch so all of my students receive free breakfast which we get to enjoy in the classroom together each morning, and they get free lunch.

They are so special because no matter what they are going through at home, each and every one of them are excited about school and are excited to be there. Their excitement for learning motivates me to do the best I can for them.

My Project

In a classroom of 27 students, my number one academic goal for them is to make sure they are reading on grade level by the time they leave first grade. It is a lofty goal as all of our students have faced extra challenges lately between learning online, hybrid learning, and the life difficulties they already face at such a young age.

I am looking to learn more about other ways to teach students to read so that I can have success with all of my students.

In some cases students are needing to make up two years worth of learning in order for me to make my goal.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 27 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Reading Comprehension Blueprint: Helping Students Make Meaning from Text • Amazon Business $47.45 1 $47.45
Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom • Amazon Business $38.40 1 $38.40
Brain Words: How the Science of Reading Informs Teaching • Amazon Business $36.27 1 $36.27
Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers • Amazon Business $30.66 1 $30.66
The Megabook of Fluency • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50

Materials cost

$194.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$240.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.44

Total project goal

$282.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.93

2 Donors

-$141.46

Donations toward project cost

-$120.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.22

match offer

-$141.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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