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Ms. Taunton from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Once Upon a First Grade Adventure

My students need 2 supply caddies to create math toolkits, timers, classroom management tools and organizers to help them develop autonomy.

  • $334 goal

This project expired on July 19, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As we enter the second half of 1st grade, we're working hard to transform our students into organized and efficient 2nd graders! For students with disabilities and English Language Learners routines and structure are vital. These tools, organizers, and supplies will give our students support.

Our first graders are students in an Integrated Co-Teaching program and attend a unique and vibrant elementary school in a diverse neighborhood in New York City.

Many of our students have disabilities that hinder their ability to process language, follow instructions and focus during classes. They hail from every continent and bring their experiences into the classroom. They strive for high standards, developing a love for learning and a respect for themselves and others.

My Project

The majority of our students are English Language learners and students with disabilities. In order to be successful in the classroom, they need support structures and routines. Book organizers, management centers, and graphic organizers help our students learn the routines needed to produce work and stay organized. Additionally, we need some basic tools like caddies for supplies. Lastly, we need some supplies for helping students focus like timers that help them develop time management skills and autonomy. Having these items in our classroom will help our students develop excellent learning habits as they pursue their academic careers.

The items we're requesting not only help our current students but will help all of our future students!

Currently we're focusing on transitioning our students into 2nd graders, but next year our new 1st graders will need these items to transition from kindergarten. Routines, organization and structure make school easier and help our children push forward to success.

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA295X - School-To-Home Organizer - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 3 $165.00
EA210X - Giant Sand Timers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
HH594 - Magnetic Classroom Management Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP268YE - Classroom Supply Caddy - Each - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
PP268RG - Classroom Supply Caddies - Each - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

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