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Mrs. Usitalo from Redford MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Usitalo’s Classroom

Help me give my students the opportunity to increase their reading levels by using fun materials that meet them at their grade level.

  • $693 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 10 students in my classroom, who all have an emotional impairment and tend to function below grade level. They range from grades 4 through 6. I look to gain reading material to help improve their reading skills, as well as their self confidence. They enjoy reading non-fiction text, as well.

My students are very hard workers and want to increase their reading scores, as well as test scores.

These materials will be new and exciting to them and help motivate them to read.

My Project

Being in a classroom with multiple students at various reading levels, ranging from first to fifth grade, these reading materials will allow me to accommodate all students within my classroom.

The Power Pens, practice cards, and daily practice journals will be fun and easy ways for students to work on their reading comprehension and fluency skills.

Being a new teacher, I haven’t accumulated enough resources to accommodate all reading levels, which has hindered reading growth. By allowing my students access to these materials I’ll be able to improve their reading skills, which will translate to all other subjects, as well as increased reading levels and comprehension skills.

Mrs. Usitalo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BD520X - Power Pen!® Math Quiz Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $75.00 1 $75.00
PP467 - Reading Comprehension Practice Cards - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP469 - Reading Comprehension Practice Cards - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP468 - Reading Comprehension Practice Cards - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP669 - Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Practice Cards - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP667 - Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Practice Cards - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP668 - Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Practice Cards - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BD530X - Power Pen!® - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
LL862 - Nonfiction Comprehension Quickie Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL863 - 5-Minute Vocabulary Practice Cards - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
BD584 - Power Pen!® Reading Comprehension Quiz Cards - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
BD585 - Power Pen!® Reading Comprehension Quiz Cards - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
BD582 - Power Pen!® Reading Comprehension Quiz Cards - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
BD583 - Power Pen!® Reading Comprehension Quiz Cards - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
DD814 - Reading Comprehension Daily Practice Journal - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.29 1 $4.29
DD813 - Reading Comprehension Daily Practice Journal - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.29 1 $4.29

Materials cost

$550.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$588.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.89

Total project goal

$692.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$692.60

7 Donors

-$575.00

Donations toward project cost

-$488.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.25

match offer

-$117.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$99.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.64

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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