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Mrs. Swagerty from Tulsa OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Reading Real

Help me give my students Carson Dellosa picture cards for in class work as well as the tools needed to make and transport take-home books.

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are struggling readers who are eager to learn and explore the world. They work hard to improve their reading abilities and try to take advantage of the resources available to them. However, most of them do not have access to these resources outside of school.

My students are very diverse, coming from all walks of life.

My school is a low income, public charter school with a focus on STEM. We provide a safe environment to families and students. We serve students in grades K-6th. We strive to get students ready to go to college and to give them the tools they need to succeed in life.

My Project

The items requested though this project will help my students in a few different ways.

The requested picture cards will give my students real, not drawn, examples if items while working on their reading and language skills.

This will be especially helpful for the ELL students I work with, helping them to build unknown vocabulary.

The stapler and staples will give me the tools to make real looking books out of the printed off versions I have. The students work with printed off books everyday. This tool will make it easier for me to make them look like real books.

Finally, the bags will give the students I work with a durable place to store and transfer their book from school to home and back again.

Mrs. Swagerty
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bostitch No-Jam Booklet Stapler, Black (B440SB) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Carson-Dellosa Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives Learning Cards (D44045) • Amazon Business $34.74 1 $34.74
Carson Dellosa Early Learning Skills/Learning Cards (D44046) • Amazon Business $34.20 1 $34.20
Creative Teaching Press 10-1/2" x 12-1/2" Storage Bags, Dots on Black (2957) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Swingline Staples, Standard, 1/4" Length, 210/Strip, 5000/Box, 5 Pack (35101) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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