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Mrs. Porter from Irvington AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature, Language, and Art

Help me give my students a variety of books, art supplies (including clean up), card stock, and ink for activities to increase their speech/language skills.

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work in a Title One school in Alabama with a variety of students enrolled in our school. We are also a Leader in Me school, and we believe that all students can be leaders. Communication is a necessary skill in being a good leader.

My students need to improve their communication skills so they can take a more active role in our school setting.

My students come to me in small groups to learn to articulate their sounds and increase their expressive and receptive language skills in order to be more effective communicators.

My Project

My students need a variety of books that can be paired with communication boards to increase their participation and vocabulary knowledge during story time. They need a variety of seasonal/holiday books to compare and contrast the different seasons. They need art supplies such as paint, paint brushes, painting aprons, foam board, paint trays, drawing paper, and sponge brushes to create scenes from the stories read or to represent the main characters in the story. They will also be able to paint pictures to represent the four seasons. While painting the pictures, or when prompted to retell the stories read to them using the pictures in the books, the students will be encouraged to use vocabulary from the stories. The daily word ladders and Figurative Language in a Jar will be used with older students to provide practice and usage with higher level language skills. The ink and cardstock will be utilized to make vocabulary cards so the students can take them home and demonstrate what they have learned. The Clorox wipes will be used to clean up any spillage following painting.

I can't wait to see my students' vocabulary skills soar as they are actively engaged with the bright books and hands-on, literature based art activities.

When students are excited to learn, they participate more readily and are more focused on what you are trying to teach them. I know these materials will play a huge part in increasing their receptive and expressive language skills to improve their ability to communicate within the school environment, at home, and within the community.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MYCARTRIDGE Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for HP 952XL (Black,Cyan,Magenta,Yellow, 4-Pack) • Amazon Business $37.95 1 $37.95
Value Pack Foam Sheets, 9" x 12" by Creatology • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Crayola Assorted Paint Washable Paint Bottle • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4x80ct) • Amazon Business $11.97 2 $23.94
Miss Spider's Tea Party: 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Daily Word Ladders: Grades 1–2: 150+ Reproducible Word Study Lessons That Help Kids Boost Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling and Phonics Skills! • Amazon Business $18.53 1 $18.53
Daily Word Ladders: Grades 2–3: 100 Reproducible Word Study Lessons That Help Kids Boost Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling & Phonics Skills—Independently! • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Winter: A Pop-up Book (Seasons Pop-up) • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Cubaco 4 Pack Children Waterproof Artist Painting Aprons Kids Art Smocks with Long Sleeve and 3 Pockets for Age 3-8 Years • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Ten Little Pumpkins • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
BTNOW 30 Pieces Kids Paint Brushes Colorful Artist Paint Brush Set Assorted Sizes Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic & Tempra Paints More • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Melissa & Doug Drawing Paper Pad (9 x 12 inches) - 50 Sheets, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Big Red Barn • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
From Head to Toe Board Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Figurative Language In a Jar® • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Grief is Like a Snowflake • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Swimmy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fall Weather: Cooler Temperatures (Cloverleaf Books: Fall's Here!) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Love School! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
20 PCS Round Sponges Brush Set Kids Painting Tools - Pistha Sponge Painting Stippler Set DIY Painting Tools in 4 Sizes for Kids • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Peek-a-Boo • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Spot Goes to the Park • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
"More More More," Said the Baby Board Book (Caldecott Collection) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Here Are My Hands • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
My World: A Companion to Goodnight Moon • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
The Napping House board book • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
The Grouchy Ladybug • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Where's Spot? • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Goodnight Moon • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Apples and Pumpkins • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Winter Wonderland (Picture the Seasons) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie (Picture the Seasons) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Runaway Bunny • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
School Smart Plastic Paint Tray with 6 Wells - 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 - Pack of 12 - White • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
Good Night, Dora! (Dora the Explorer) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Cooking With the Cat (The Cat in the Hat: Step Into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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