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Ms. Eads from Indianapolis IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Preparing for Success

Help me give my students presentation boards, sheet protectors, and toothbrush cases for a successful school year.

  • $187 goal

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My Students

As young learners, my first grade students need many opportunities to move around throughout the day. We achieve the kinesthetic movement necessary for young children by changing our location within the classroom during whole group instruction. My students also receive independent learning opportunities through reading and math stations and small group instruction where students' academic needs are met at their specific point of need. Technology is included in lessons whenever possible.

My first grade students are energetic, creative, caring and eager to learn.

I strive to create learning experiences where students receive meaningful learning opportunities as individuals, in small groups and as a class.

Over half of the students in my school come from low-income families. One-third of the students in my class are English Language Learners who are working to learn the English language while also learning the curriculum being taught. Many of my students have a variety of factors, both in and out of school, that challenge their education. My goal is to help students overcome any hurdles they may face throughout the year, by ensuring they feel safe and cared for and are given all of the tools necessary to grow both academically and emotionally.

My Project

The beginning of the school year is the most important part of the year, as connections are made and routines are established. In order to prepare my incoming first grade students to start the school year off on the right foot, we need learning materials that will be utilized within the first few days of school.

The materials provided by this project will set my students up for success by enabling them to establish classroom routines and begin learning right away.

The toothbrush holders will be used to hold five pencils for each student. Before, we had a sharpened and not sharpened bucket of pencils for students to share. Due to the Coronavirus, I want to begin the upcoming school year with a new routine where each student has five pencils in their own container to use for the week. Having the toothbrush holders as the year begins will ensure that students are safe and able to learn the routine for keeping pencils to themselves from day one.

The sheet protectors will be used to create fluency folders where students will place weekly poems throughout the year. The poems are kept clean and organized by the sheet protectors so we can choral read and word hunt in our poems throughout the entire school year. The tri-fold boards purchased with this project will be used to create privacy dividers while students complete independent work. Being able to create a private and quiet work environment at their desk enables students to easily focus on the task at hand with minimal distractions.

Ms. Eads
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RiteCo 22128 Tri-fold Display/Presentation Boards, 40"x28", White, (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $65.00 1 $65.00
Ktrio Sheet Protectors 8.5 x 11 Inches Clear Page Protectors for 3 Ring Binder, Plastic Sleeves for Binders, Top Loading Paper Protector Acid Free Letter Size Box of 200 • Amazon Business $16.39 2 $32.78
ISusser Pack of 12 Plastic Toothbrush Case, 6 Color Portable Dust-proof Toothbrushes Holder for Inside and Outside • Amazon Business $9.71 3 $29.13

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