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Ms. Kilgore from Richmond VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need supplies such as an easel, markers, lapboards, laminating pouches, sticky notes and book bins to help them engage in Guided Reading instruction.

  • $413 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of spending another year in third grade! I have a room full of seventeen, bright students who want to learn. Our school is a Title One, has high poverty and trauma and is an inner-city school where a majority of my students receive reduced price or free lunch. Everyday my students bring more than just a backpack to school, but also personal struggles along with their academic strengths and weaknesses. Our classroom is a collaborative and inclusive environment with over half of our students receiving Special Education services from the Exceptional Education teacher whom I co-teach with. I believe that with the right environment, materials and opportunities all of my students can learn and feel successful in my classroom.

My Project

Many of my students come to third grade not being able to read third grade material which makes Guided Reading so important! I chose materials that will help organize instruction and provide more engagement for my students.

Students need motivation to read when they are struggling readers.

That is why creating reading tool kits (using the boxes) with laminated task cards and passages will help attract their attention with brightly colored paper and ability to interact with dry erase. The easel will allow me to teach new skills, vocabulary, graphic organizers easily in a small group setting. All of these supplies will help create resources to help my struggling readers based off of Professional Developments I have attended and strategies from Jan Richardson.

I know my students can be amazing readers if they are given the tools to do so!

Ms. Kilgore
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF524 - Small-Group Teaching Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading book + The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion • Amazon Business $48.84 1 $48.84
DR243 - Daily Reading Comprehension Activities - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Expo 86001 Low Odor, Fine Tip, Black, Dry, Erase Marker, 2 Packs of 12 • Amazon Business $12.60 2 $25.20
Dry Erase Lapboards - Quantity Whiteboard Pack with 10 Boards, 10 2 inch Felt Erasers - Without Markers - 10 Boards and Erasers • Amazon Business $19.84 1 $19.84
Post-it, Tabletop Easel Pad, 20" x 23", Unruled, Plain White, EA , (563R) • Staples Advantage $17.11 1 $17.11
Bankers Box Decorative Eight Compartment Literature Sorter, Letter, Black/Gray Pinstripe (6170301) • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Advantus Photo Keeper Box with 6 Individual Clear Photo Cases, Holds up to 600 Photos, Embellishment and Craft Storage Containers, 61989 • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Post-it Dry Erase Whiteboard Film Sheets for Walls, Doors, Tables, Cabinets, and More, Removable, Super Sticky, Stain-Proof, Easy Installation, Dry Erase Sticker, 7 IN x 11.3 IN, 1 Sheet(DEFRETAIL) • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
AmazonBasics Clear Sheet Protectors - Letter Size (100 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
4A Sticky Notes,1 1/2 x 2 Inches,Neon Assorted,100 Sheets/Pad,12 Pads/Pack,4A 301x12-N • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Storex Small Book Bin with Front Pockets, 11.75 x 4.5 x 8.5", Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (70113U06C) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69

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