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Ms. Reiman from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Dictionaries for Low-Income Kindergarteners

My students need 20 picture dictionaries and word spacers to help support their first experiences with writing!

  • $481 goal

This project expired on January 13, 2011.

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My Students

When it is time for Writing, my Kindergarteners actually cheer with excitement! They love to be able to express themselves through pictures and words. However, many of them get extremely frustrated when they do not know how to spell a word, and this can completely stop their progress.

My students come primarily from low-income, high-needs areas where quality materials are difficult to come by, and some do not even have pencils at home.

During school, they have a chance to write about their lives, practice publishing books, and see themselves as authors. They feel incredibly special during Writing because it is such an empowering time of day.

My Project

During writing, my Kindergarteners often wonder how to spell a new word. However, there is not a single picture dictionary in my classroom, so my students have to rely only on words that I give them, words they find in books, or invented spelling. If they could have picture dictionaries as resources, my students could be much more independent, and boost their confidence in themselves as writers!

Amidst budget cuts and this terrible economy, it is impossible to get these materials through my school.

Only through your generosity will my students be able to become more independent, confident, and capable writers. Your donation, no matter how large, will help my students to become better thinkers and learners. Thank you so much for your generosity and for sharing in my vision for my students!

Ms. Reiman
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Picture Dictionary Continental Press • Barnes and Noble $13.46 10 $134.60
AMERICAN HERITAGE PICTURE DICTIONARY----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $19.67 10 $196.70
DD854 - Word Spacers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95

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