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  • $268 goal

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Mrs. Yarborough
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

PALs Are Important in Kindergarten

The cost of 3 sets of easy readers (80 books) is $268, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I teach Kindergarten at Walker Gamble Elementary in Clarendon county. There are 24 students in my room that come from very diverse backgrounds. Kindergarten is such an exciting year where we get to see the children grow in so many ways. One important thing that we hope to witness is each child becoming a reader. To do this we need to offer many opportunities to read different books. I have a program called P.A.L. {Parents Active in Learning} that I am trying to use to involve parents in this process. In this program, the student takes a book home each week to read with a parent or other grown up. If a student does not have a willing P.A.L. at home, volunteers read with the child at school. The books are easy readers so that the child can read it back to their parent by the end of the week. I have seen this build confidence in so many children. At this time, I do not have enough books available in my room to run this program all year. Therefore, I am asking for sets of easy readers (80 books in all) to extend this program. This would also give those who are reading the opportunity to read several books a week. These books would make a tremendous difference in the lives of these children who sometimes do not have any books of their own to read with an adult.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SK830X - Phonics First Readers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $89.50 1 $89.50
TT235 - Lakeshore Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning $44.95 1 $44.95
TT536 - Lakeshore Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning $44.95 1 $44.95

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