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  • $540 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Platis
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Literacy At Home

My students need 15 take home literacy and math bags which include: 28 book titles, from "Inch by Inch" to "Curious George"; 15 book bags, activities and resources to go in the bags, journals and hooks for the bags.

I am teaching kindergarten at a Title 1 school. Many of my students are low income and have few or no books at home. I have 20 students.

I am a first year teacher. I have the basics for my classroom, but I need other resources and supplies to help enrich my students learning experience. I believe that parents are a child's first teacher and it is important for children to continue learning at home as well as at school. Bridging the gap between school and home is often difficult in Title 1 schools. I feel the literacy bags are fun, non-threatening way to build that bridge

Children love to be read to. I would like to have 15 literacy bags. Students will check out a new bag every two weeks. The bag themes will include language arts, math, science, and/or social studies. Each bag will include: * Letter to parents/guardians * 1-3 books related to a theme * Variety of reproducible activities * Journal * Other resources: toy, puzzle, stuffed animal, or puppet The students will have the bags for a week. Family members can read the book(s) to the student repeatedly. The student and parent(s) will choose at least one activity to complete. At the end of the week bags will be returned with an activity and a journal entry completed. The journal entry will help students express themselves, give them practice in writing and other students will be able to read what their classmates wrote. Students will receive a sticker for every bag they check out. When they complete the entire series, they will receive a Certificate or Achievement.

It is my desire to instill in every child a love for reading. Literacy bags are a fun way for me to encourage reading and help families connect.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Umbra Accordia Nickel-Plated Wall Rack, Set Of 7 Hooks • Office Depot Inc. $29.09 2 $58.18
LIBRARY CARDS PACK OF 50----*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $2.48 1 $2.48
BRITE POCKETS PEEL and STICK BRITE PACK OF 25----*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $5.49 1 $5.49
Sanford(R) EXPO(R) Chisel-Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Black, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $13.54 2 $27.08
Office Depot(R) Brand Wirebound Notebooks, Perforated, 1 Subject, 3-Hole Punched, Wide Ruled, 8quot; x 10 1/2quot;, 70 Pages, Pack Of 6 • Office Depot Inc. $7.46 3 $22.38
Foray(R) Sentence Strips, 3quot; x 24quot;, Alphabet, Pack Of 100 • Office Depot Inc. $3.16 2 $6.32
Binney amp; Smith Crayola(R) Standard Crayon Set, Tuck-Box, Assorted Colors, Box Of 8 • Office Depot Inc. $0.83 15 $12.45
Miss Spider's Tea Party David Kirk, David Kirk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
CERTIFICATES READING ACHIEVEMENT 36/PK 8-1/2 X 11----*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $6.17 1 $6.17
THREE LITTLE PIGS BY MONKEY MITT----*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $13.85 1 $13.85
LACING and TRACING DINOSAURS 7/PK AGES 3-7----*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $9.70 1 $9.70
DT508 - Decorate-Your-Own Tote Bags - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
BK8103 - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning $17.95 1 $17.95
RR583 - Frog Puppet • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 1 $6.95
Celebrate the USA: Hands-on History Activities for Kids Lynn Kuntz, Mark Hicks (Illustrator), Mark A. Hicks (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
USA Dot-to-Dot James Halligan, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
We the Kids: A Preamble to The Constitution of The United States David Catrow, David Catrow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes: Patterns in Nature Stephen R. Swinburne, Stephen R. Swinburne (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Measuring Penny Loreen Leedy • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Curious George in the Big City Margret Rey, H. A. Rey • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon Margret Rey, H. A. Rey, H. A. Rey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Inch by Inch Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Three Little Pigs Retold by Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Biscuit's Day at the Farm Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Frogs Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Froggy Rides a Bike Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Betcha!: Estimating (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Dinosaur Time: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Peggy Parish, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Danny and the Dinosaur: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On Lois Ehlert • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
1,2,3 to the Zoo Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Alphabet (Flash Kids Flash Cards) Flash Kids Editors • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle (Illustrator), Stringari (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 Bill Martin, Jr., Michael Sampson, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin, Jr., Lois Ehlert (Illustrator), John Archambault • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Grouchy Ladybug Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19

Materials cost

$377.62

Vendor shipping charges

$37.76

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$442.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.02

Total project goal

$539.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$539.02

4 Donors

-$520.00

Donations toward project cost

-$442.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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