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Mrs. Laster from N Miami Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Novel Study Gear

Help me give my students a Cricuit heat press, high interest novels, and comfortable pillows for flexible seating opportunities while engaged in reading.

  • $681 goal

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My Students

My 4th and 5th grade gifted classes are full of personality. The students are creative, curious, dramatic, and funny. The varying characteristics are a reflection of the diversity that exists among them. While some students are being raised in a two parent home, majority of them come from single parent homes or are being raised by grandparents with little income, so school is the place they turn to for a chance to focus on something positive while having fun and learning.

My students range from ages 9-11 and are always eager to experience new things, especially when it involves the use of technology.

As gifted students, it is of vital importance that they are provided with opportunities to express themselves through varying platforms.

My Project

Project "Novel Study Gear" will provide my students with the high interest novels titled "Bridge to Terabithia" and "Rules" to read and study, comfortable pillows to relax in the classroom while reading, and the opportunity to design and create their own t-shirt using a Cricuit and Heat Press!

When students are given the opportunity to deal with text through various processes, they are more likely to develop a higher level of comprehension of the text.

This project will allow my students to read a high interest novel and design a t-shirt based on their favorite character along with a quote from that character.

Mrs. Laster
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC189 - Comfy Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
Cricut EasyPress • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 20 $116.60
Bridge to Terabithia • AKJ Education $5.83 18 $104.94
Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV PU Bundle Starter Assorted Variety Sheet for DIY T-Shirts on Silhouette Cameo Heat Press Iron in Multipack of 26 Color 10”X12” with 2 Super Bonus Glitter and 1 Glow in Dark • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Firefly Craft Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl for Silhouette and Cricut, 12.5 inch by 5 Feet Roll, Turquoise • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HOHO Holographic Stripe Multi Heat Transfer Vinyl Iron-on HTV Press Paper Sheet for Garment T-shirt 20"x12" • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90

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