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Ms. Ruiz from Mattapan MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multi Sensory Materials for Orton-Gillingham Instruction

My students need materials to aid in multi-sensory phonics instruction. The texts, writing tools, and more will allow my students to be instructed in the Orton-Gillingham reading program.

  • $583 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My diverse class of curious learners are amazing! I have 20 wonderful students. Of my 20, 5 are English Language Learners and 5 have special needs. They represent many cultural backgrounds and embrace their differences as traits that make them unique.

The various backgrounds, abilities, and language acquisition in my inclusion classroom fosters learning beyond academics.

My school is located in the heart of Mattapan, one of Boston's neighborhoods. The majority of our students come from low-income families. Over half of our students are English Language Learners and over 1/4 of our population receive Special Education services.

My Project

This summer, I was fortunate enough to receive training in order to implement the amazing program, Orton-Gillingham. The Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading utilizes a multi sensory approach in order to meet the needs of all learners, especially at-risk learners. This training was an amazing opportunity for me to learn fun and engaging strategies for the classroom.

In order to successfully implement Orton-Gillingham, my students need materials that foster multi sensory learning.

These materials include literature, writing utensils, kinesthetic elements, and more.

With your help, I can implement a program that meets the needs of all my learners. With these tools, my students can engage in learning that is FUN!

Ms. Ruiz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Click Retractable Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 1 Dozen • Staples Advantage $30.99 4 $123.96
BOX LARGE - SCHOOL SMART EACH • School Specialty $3.40 21 $71.40
HH455 - Nameplate Display Trays - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 4 $67.96
KIDFETTI PLAY PELLETS FOR SAND AND WATER TABLES 10 LB BAG EACH • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
Sharpie Accent Retractable Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, 12/pk (28025) • Staples Advantage $16.79 2 $33.58
Ziploc 1 Gallon Zipper Storage Bags Commercial 250/Case • Staples Advantage $28.99 1 $28.99
Darice Plastic Canvas, Clear, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $11.48 2 $22.96
Phonics Through Poetry: Teaching Phonemic Awareness Using Poetry • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
HH404 - Magnetic Display Trays - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
The Wedding of Q and U • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Buzzy the Bumblebee • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$447.56

Vendor shipping charges

$10.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$495.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.39

Total project goal

$582.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$582.58

4 Donors

-$264.09

Donations toward project cost

-$247.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$291.29

Match offers toward project cost

-$247.60

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.19

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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