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Mrs. Paulsell from Springfield MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Resources

Help me give my students engaging resources for literacy activities in the classroom.

  • $282 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My amazing students come to school eager to learn and ready to do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can to be successful one day. As a teacher at a Title I school, my students are faced with several challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide an engaging student-centered classroom experience that encourages learning and keeps my students relaxed.

My Project

This past year was my first year teaching first grade. I absolutely fell in love with teaching this grade. The age is so fun and the work they do is critical. I learned so much.

Literacy is a huge part of first grade.

We do so much work with writing, reading, phonics, and word work. I found it difficult to do some of the activities without these materials. Students need engaging activities for word work. I noticed students love working with play doh when making words. It was the number one activity they chose to do. Please, help me provide these materials for my students.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Primary Journal, Hardcover, Primary Composition Book Notebook - Grades K-2, 100 Sheet, One Subject, 9.75" x 7.5", Blue Cover-12 Pack • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
LA363 Phonics Word Builder Magnetic Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear, 3-Mil (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $25.69 1 $25.69
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Better Office Products Black Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Black • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Astrobrights Mega Collection, Colored Cardstock,"Frosty" 5-Color Assortment, 320 Sheets, 65 lb/176 gsm, 8.5" x 11" (91689) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Favourde 48 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Chalkboard Cleansers for Classroom, Home and Office (Blue, 1.97 x 1.97 Inch) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Wilton Cookie Cutters Set, 101-Piece — Alphabet, Numbers and Holiday Cookie Cutters • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Active Minds - Sight Words Magnets • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$197.60

Vendor shipping charges

$8.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$239.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.27

Total project goal

$281.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$281.78

2 Donors

-$281.78

Donations toward project cost

-$239.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.27

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$0.00

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