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Mrs. Guida from Ferriday LA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Centers for Little Learners

Help me give my students the hands-on learning materials they need to help them learn to read.

  • $1,278 goal

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My Students

First grade is an incredible year in a child’s education. Students are shifting from being dependent learners to being active, independent learners. This is my first year teaching first grade after nine years in second grade. While this has been quite a change, I truly love teaching firsties. Their bright smiles and willingness to work make my job easy.

This year I have a classroom full of students that are so eager to learn and discover new things.

They come to school excited and ready to work. They really enjoy working together to explore new concepts and love problem solving. I expect to see lots of academic growth this year as well as significant social/emotional growth. I look forward to sharing this experience with them.

My Project

My students really enjoy working in cooperative learning centers with their peers. All of the items in this project will assist in creating new options for each of their literacy centers. The HP color printer and ink, cardstock, Scotch thermal laminator, laminating sheets, and the X-ACTO Laser Guillotine will all be used to print, laminate, and cut new center materials for my students. These new literacy center materials will be differentiated which will address the educational needs of each individual student while also providing more student choice during center rotations.

First grade students need engaging literacy centers to help foster independence and enhance classroom instruction.

During center time, students are able to complete a variety of tasks within a specified amount of time. They are also able to work together with their peers to solve problems which is crucial in social development.

I have seen how my students are actively engaged during center rotations, and I believe that new center materials will only further their desire to become independent learners and creative problem solvers.

Mrs. Guida
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Wireless Printer with Mobile Printing, HP Instant Ink & Amazon Dash Replenishment ready (M9L74A) • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99
HP N9K27AN#140 952 Cyan, Magenta & Yellow Original Ink Cartridges, 3 Cartridges (N9K27AN) • Amazon Business $62.89 1 $62.89
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $26.55 2 $53.10
10 Pack Dry Erase Ruled Lap Boards l 9 X12 inch Lined Whiteboard (Double sided White Boards ) • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
X-ACTO Plastic Base Laser Guillotine Trimmer, 12x12 Inches • Amazon Business $50.39 1 $50.39
Elmer’s 1680 CrayonPro Electric Sharpener • Amazon Business $48.66 1 $48.66
IRIS Extra Large 4" x 6" Photo and Embellishment Craft Keeper, 2 Pack, Clear with White Handle • Amazon Business $47.59 1 $47.59
HP 952XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge (F6U19AN) for HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 8702 8710 8715 8720 8725 8730 8740 • Amazon Business $43.89 1 $43.89
Sterilite 16939006 File Crate, Black, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $41.72 1 $41.72
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $39.42 1 $39.42
Brother Genuine Toner Cartridge, TN420, Replacement Black Toner, Page Yield Up To 1,200 Pages • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, Never Jam Technology Automatically Prevents Misfed Items , 2 Roller System (TL906) • Amazon Business $32.49 1 $32.49
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $31.56 1 $31.56
EXPO 1920940 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $27.11 1 $27.11
AmazonBasics Letter Size Laminating Pouch 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $11.70 2 $23.40
Original Dippity do Mega Gel Volume 8 Medium Hold - 450 Ml • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Mini Alphabet and Number Cookie Cutters Set of 36 Pieces Stainless Steel Small Mold Tools for Fondant Biscuit, Cake, Fruit, Vegetables, or Dough Cut by Ertek • Amazon Business $10.45 2 $20.90
Pre-Sorted Cube Letter and Number Beads in Two Plastic Storage Boxes (6mm 1540 pcs, White - Black Letters) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
TREND enterprises, Inc. Vowels and Vowel Teams Skill Drill Flash Cards • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Consonants Flash Cards • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 300 pack (10022) • Amazon Business $2.50 5 $12.50
Sight Words Level A Pocket Flash Cards • Amazon Business $6.14 2 $12.28
TREND enterprises, Inc. Sight Words – Level B Pocket Flash Cards • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
TREND enterprises, Inc. Phonics Pocket Flash Cards • Amazon Business $4.78 2 $9.56
100 Write-and-Learn Sight Word Practice Pages: Engaging Reproducible Activity Pages That Help Kids R • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69

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