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Mrs. Al-Serhan from Cincinnati OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Newly Arrived Immigrants Immersed in Their New Language!

My students need spiral notebooks, reading passages, Post-it pads, scissors, and markers!

  • $807 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My amazing classes are made up of 50 children who speak 15 different languages and represent a beautiful array of cultural diversity. Although the students share a classroom, attend the same school, and make up a portion of the students all receiving free lunch, their individual stories are very different and close to my heart.

My students are all students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) students.

They have only been in the United States for a year or less and have limited or significant interruptions in their formal education history. They want to learn English, and they want to learn about American culture. This is evident in their persistent hard work, attendance, and the smiles that shine upon each of their faces.

My Project

My kiddos need to begin creating vocabulary and writing notebooks. They will use these spiral notebooks to write important information. The markers and scissors will be utilized to create visuals to represent newly learned words. I hope to use the Post-it charts to model good writing and reading skills and use the passages for extended comprehension activities.

Making language acquisition fun and engaging for these new English learners is very important to me!

We will use the interactive sound buzzers to play comprehension games after reading passages from a familiar story! Thank you so much for helping our classroom community!

Mrs. Al-Serhan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Vocabulary Journal, Intermediate Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $32.80 4 $131.20
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (559 STB), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Rolls for Portability, Hangs with Command Strips • Amazon Business $41.49 3 $124.47
Scissors, VERONES 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles & Stainless Steel Sharp Blades Perfect for Cutting Paper, Fabric Photos, More, 15-Pack • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Sharpie 22478 Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.17 6 $43.02
Educational Insights Jumbo Magnetic Spinner • Amazon Business $41.29 1 $41.29
Mead Spiral Notebooks, 1 Subject, Wide Ruled Paper, 70 Sheets, 10-1/2" x 7-1/2", Color Selected For You, 4 Pack (72873) • Amazon Business $3.96 10 $39.60
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $12.79 3 $38.37
School Smart 85335 Skip-A-Line Chart Tablet - 1 1/2 inch Ruled - 24 x 32 inches - 25 Sheet Pad • Amazon Business $10.92 3 $32.76
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $9.95 3 $29.85
TOPS The Legal Pad Writing Pads, 8-1/2" x 11-3/4", Legal Rule, 50 Sheets, 12 Pack (7533) • Amazon Business $9.50 3 $28.50
Sharpie 32701 Retractable Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 24 Count (2 Boxes of 12 Markers each Box) • Amazon Business $24.90 1 $24.90
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Energizer AA Batteries, Double A Battery Max Alkaline (24 Count) E91BP-24 • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Energizer AAA Batteries, Triple A Battery Max Alkaline (24 Count) E92BP-24 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
3-Minute Reading Assessments: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension: Grades 1-4 (Three-minute Reading Assessments) • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
Scholastic Success with Reading Comprehension, Grade 4 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Scholastic Success with Reading Comprehension, Grade 3 • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06

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