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Mrs. Chesney from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rally Round the Reading Rug

My students need letter recognition, writing practice as well as phonemic awareness and a variety of read along libraries. Also, they need emergent reading books.

  • $1,322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten is one of the most important years in a child's education. I want my students to leave kindergarten feeling capable, confident, and believing they are reading Superstars! Children learn best when they have a wide variety of literacy activities that are engaging and fun.

I have 27 students who are excited to learn.

My students need a literacy rich classroom environment. My students come from a variety of backgrounds and languages. 90% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. We are a program improvement school. Our school has many needs and limited resources.

My Project

Many of my students did not attend preschool, therefore, they need lots of letter recognition and writing practice. The A-Z Magnatabs will engage my students for long periods. My students will gain phonics skills while playing with the CVC word puzzles. As my students listen to the various read along libraries they will gain concepts of print knowledge as well as a deeper understanding of how reading works. They will also gain experience with non-fiction texts features using the non-fiction read alongs. Finally, as they use the emergent reader books, they will be reading independently.

My classroom will come alive with many literacy rich activities that will delight and inform my students about how reading works.

Using these resources my students will develop phonemic awareness and phonics skills. Lastly, the emergent readers will get my students reading on their own. Being a proficient reader is critical to a student's success. These donations will start my students on their way!

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

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE745X - Classroom Classics Read-Alongs - Set 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
RE720X - Social Studies Stories Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
RE660X - Classroom Classics Read-Alongs - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
RE735X - My First Informational Text Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
The Brand New Readers Classroom Box • Amazon Business $135.00 1 $135.00
CB783 - Listen, Read & Rhyme with Dr. Seuss • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
RE981 - Numbers & Counting Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.50 1 $37.50
RE989 - Shapes Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.50 1 $31.50
Kid O a to z Magnatab (Lower Case) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Kid O A to Z Magnatab • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
JJ466 - 3-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Brand New Readers Green Set • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
Brand New Readers Summer Fun! Box • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
Brand New Readers Winter Fun! Box • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Brand New Readers Purple Set • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
JJ539 - Write & Wipe Alphabet Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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