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Mrs. Clove from Enterprise UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ordinary Supplies for Extraordinary Students

Help me give my students the basic classroom supplies like binders, paper, and sheet protectors we need to make our interventions more effective.

  • $159 goal

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My Students

My students are struggling readers in a small, rural community. About 50 percent of the children in our school are from low-income families. I serve 40 students each day in our reading intervention program. In the past, these students have mainly come from kindergarten through third grade. This year, we are expanding our literacy intervention program to include more students in the upper elementary grades, as well. We will be working to fill the gaps in the students' basic skills so they can become more successful readers.

Our struggling readers need classroom supplies such as binders, sheet protectors, and dry erase markers which they will use as they practice phonics and other foundational reading skills.

These materials will be used again and again in multiple reading groups as the children mark, read, and erase the markings on word lists and passages. These lists and passages will be reread through the week for additional practice, helping to solidify the concepts we are teaching.

My Project

The lessons in our reading skills groups are very fast-paced and structured so as to make the very most out of each minute the students spend there. After I introduce the phonics spelling pattern and the students practice it together, they each work with their own copy of a word list and reading passage which includes that spelling pattern. These lists and passages are placed in sheet protectors, which make it easy for the students to mark them up with dry erase markers. When they are finished marking and reading them, the students are able to erase the markings so the pages are clean and ready for students in later groups to mark and read them.

Our reading skills groups provide students with the repeated practice they need so the concepts become a part of each child's reading skill set.

As each student looks for the spelling pattern multiple times, he becomes more familiar with it. The practice with that pattern increases the ability to recognize it and correctly decode words which include it.

The materials I am requesting may seem very basic. However, they are things we use daily in our lessons. With tight school budgets, these widely used items are often in short supply in our school. These ordinary school supplies will make my "extra-ordinary" students very happy!

Mrs. Clove
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsill Earth’s Choice Biobased Durable 3 Ring Binders, Fashion Clear View 1 Inch Binders, Up to 25% Plant Based Plastic, Assorted 4 Pack • Amazon Business $14.49 2 $28.98
Top Loading 2.4 Mil Clear Sheet Protectors, 200 Count. • Amazon Business $14.35 2 $28.70
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 8 Ream Case / 4,000 Sheets (113640C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $25.59 1 $25.59
Board Dudes SRX Magnetic Dry Erase Markers 6-Pack Assorted Colors (DDM77) • Amazon Business $4.93 4 $19.72

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