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Mrs. April Jackson from Elizabethtown KY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Learners for the Win!

Help me give my students Wobble Chairs, pens and notebooks to support their success in literacy to continue along their path towards a lifetime of learning.

  • $990 goal

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My Students

Our students inspire us to be better educators each and every day! Their desire to learn and put forth their best effort is worthy of applause. Our students represent a diverse population including English Language Learners and minorities. Our school is situated in the middle of our students' neighborhood in the heart of our small, independent district. They have loving families, nurturing teachers and a supportive community surrounding them, but they need your support.

With your generous support, our students will continue on the path of our district's Tradition of Excellence.

We would like all our students to have every opportunity to learn, but the district's budget can not include the crucial resources to supplement our children's education. With your generosity, in an effort to help bridge the gap, we are working to enhance the learning environment for our students.

Why now? Our students would greatly benefit from differentiation in teaching methods. We are a diverse community and our goal is to reach all our students and empower them to achieve continued growth. Our students are committed to putting forth great effort, not backing down from the challenge, and celebrating success with their school family!

My Project

The requested materials will provide engaging, hands-on small group literacy instruction for our students. Words will come to life through creative color recognition in both mentor texts and the students' own writing.

Literacy builds the foundation needed to support all other areas of learning.

The use of colorful highlighting and engaging in small group differentiated instruction will allow students to identify specific comprehension skills in mentor texts that they can in turn recreate in their own writing. Interactive literacy journals will incorporate all requested supplies. This is a school wide initiative implemented to develop powerful literacy skills for our students.

Mrs. April Jackson
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.69 6 $286.14
Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Blue Ink, 36 Pack (84066) • Staples Advantage $47.99 2 $95.98
Pilot FriXion Ball Clicker Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Ink, 7/Pack (31472) • Staples Advantage $17.69 5 $88.45
Staples Poly Composition Notebook, 9.75" x 7.5", Wide Ruled, 70 Sheets, Assorted, 24/Carton (41634CT) • Staples Advantage $72.99 1 $72.99
Accent Pocket Style Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Ink, 12 Per Set (27145) • Staples Advantage $13.93 4 $55.72
Post-it Notes, 1.5"x 2" Cape Town Collection, 100 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (653AN) • Staples Advantage $9.29 5 $46.45
Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Red Ink, 12/Pack (31022) • Staples Advantage $15.29 3 $45.87
Lee Products Removable Highlighter Tape, 1/2"W x 720"L, Fluorescent Colors, Pack of 6 (LEE19188) • Staples Advantage $34.29 1 $34.29
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/Pack (SAN86001) • Staples Advantage $15.99 2 $31.98
Lee Products Removable Highlighter Tape, 1/2"W x 4"L, Yellow, Bundle of 6 (LEE13975) • Staples Advantage $23.39 1 $23.39
Reading Comprehension Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
Dry Erase Sentence Strips - White (Pack of 30) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.26 1 $6.26

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