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  • $724 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Suett-Nicholson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

New Beginnings!

Help me give my students the letters of the alphabet, guided reading books, and big books to read.

My Students

This school year, I have the privilege to educate 13 amazing K-3rd diverse learners. We are at a school located on the far south side of Chicago. I am sure the students are faced with many life challenges but their academic life should not be one of them.

They are loving and extremely curious.

They enjoy learning and are actively engaged in learning through the use of pictures and text. It warms my heart to see the excitement in their face when they can identify their letters, pronounce a word, and answer questions. The high five they give me after hearing, the words "You did a great job," is electrifying!

My Project

My students are reading below the first grade level. I believe that all children should be given equity in education. It is a challenge to provide these equal opportunities when unfortunately every school is not funded equally.

My students will utilize these materials during shared reading and small group instruction.

During a shared read aloud, students gather at their desk and listen to a story. At that time, I read a book out loud while modeling various reading strategies. While the teacher is modeling, the students are watching and learning. Therefore they require a book with pictures and text to understand the story elements.

During small group instruction students need their own book at their independent reading level. This will ensure students will be able to access a text to meet their varying needs. The result will be students will be able to identify the title, author, illustrator, front and back cover of the book.

Also, some students are learning their alphabet and their sounds Letter recognition is important because it enables beginning readers to figure out how printed text is associated with spoken language.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Triple Favorite Big Books - Set of 9 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $215.06 1 $215.06
ABC Puzzles (Set of 26) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $107.96 1 $107.96
First Litte Readers Level B • Kaplan Early Learning Company $71.96 1 $71.96
First Little Readers Level A • Kaplan Early Learning Company $71.96 1 $71.96
Step 1 Sight Word Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66
The Color of Us - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.29 1 $24.29
My Five Senses - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.49 1 $22.49
Alphabet Sound Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.99 1 $17.99
Reading Highlight Strips • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26

Materials cost

$576.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$615.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.58

Total project goal

$723.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$723.86

4 Donors

-$723.86

Donations toward project cost

-$615.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$108.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 13 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by PLUS1 and Chromatics and 3 other donors.

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