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Mrs. Painting from Winston Salem NC is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Professional Texts For Teacher That Is Always Learning!

I need professional development texts to expand my learning to help my students grow as learners.

  • $187 goal

This project expired on March 10, 2020.

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My Students

I teach at a Title I public school. The majority of my school receives free or reduced-priced lunches. My students are eager learners. They are always engaged with the lessons and activities I present and often ask for more!

Second grade is a pivotal year in primary schools.

There is so much new learning that takes place. We work on new math skills, spelling patterns, writing a story with at least eight sentences, and reading growth is a large part of second grade expectations. A favorite time of day is when the students get a little independence with stations. I work with my students in small groups for guided reading and guided math. They especially LOVED guided math. I implement it three times a week and they caught on quickly to the schedule. By the end of the year, when I’ve finished guided math, they begged me to start it back up!

My students loved the closeness and attention they received during these small group times. Personally, I enjoyed it too!

My Project

I am an educator that is always wanting to learn more ways to improve my students engagement and learning.

Just like students are always learning, a teacher should always learn new strategies to improve him/herself.

These texts will allow me to use researched based strategies that work to help improve my students learning, test scores, and outcomes. A part of my weekly planning routine is pulling out professional development books and using current research. I am lacking in some areas that I noticed my students need extra assistance. These texts will allow me to reach my students in new ways.

Mrs. Painting
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics • Amazon Business $35.09 1 $35.09
A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences: The Classroom Essentials Series • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page [Grades PreK-3] (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $21.83 1 $21.83

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