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Mrs. Treadway from Catawba NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Succeed!

My students need interactive, engaging, hands-on items to manipulate texts to deepen reading comprehension! They can use sticky notes to interact with texts and file folders to organize their thoughts into flip books.

  • $528 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are kind hearted, creative and resilient. However, they suffer from the ravages of unstable family environments often made worse by substance abuse. Our students often come to school worried about if their parents will be sent to jail.

Most of our students have never felt the power that great books can provide.

We live in a community with transient housing. It is not uncommon for our students to be homeless. They are motivated to succeed, but have gaps in their learning due to changing schools so often. Many of our students read below grade level and lack the stamina to be proficient readers. The majority of our students seldom even visit the library in their community. They typically do not have adults who are willing or able to help them with homework or encourage academic success.

My Project

Students seem to read without their minds fully engaged. I would like to set up interactive reading centers. In these centers, students will make colorful writing folders to organize the writing that records their thoughts, reactions and connections. They will also use the folders to create flip books that vary according to the genre of the book. These flip books will be used to promote the books with other students who will be inspired to read that text. The post-it notes will mark specific passages in the books that are relevant and interesting to the students. They will write a written reaction on the post-it. In the center, students will have pretty paper, tissues, Clorox wipes and other items to make this area of the room a self-contained oasis of creative expression. These materials will aid them in maintaining focus and being conscious about details of the text.

They will be motivated and engaged by holding new, colorful, bright materials to wake up their minds and allow them to feel the pride of having such powerful resources.

They will be healthier and feel the support of the community at large with these learning manipulatives.

Mrs. Treadway
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 200 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Absolutely Lucy #1: Absolutely Lucy • AKJ Education $4.49 7 $31.43
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.18 7 $22.26
Smead File Folder, 1/3-Cut Tab, Letter Size, Navy, 100/Box (13193) • Staples Advantage $21.99 1 $21.99
Smead File Folder, 1/3-Cut Tab, Letter Size, Teal, 100/Box (13143) • Staples Advantage $21.99 1 $21.99
Motorcycles! • AKJ Education $2.91 7 $20.37
Weird Planet #1: Dude, Where's My Spaceship • AKJ Education $2.91 7 $20.37
24333-1002-3M Post-it Super Sticky Notes - 4" x 6", Rio de Janeiro Collection, Lined, Pkg of 4 • Blick Art Materials $6.78 3 $20.34
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Neon Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $9.99 2 $19.98
Staples Brights, 24lb. Colored Paper, Assorted, 800/Pack (25492) • Staples Advantage $19.70 1 $19.70
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, Kraft, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, Maroon, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
24333-1003-3M Post-it Super Sticky Notes - 4" x 4", Canary Yellow, Lined, Pkg of 4 • Blick Art Materials $7.86 2 $15.72
Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, 2-Ply, 124-count, 6 Boxes/Pack (PGC 39383) • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, 75 Count Canister, 3 Canister/Pack • Staples Advantage $14.79 1 $14.79
Ampad Envirotec 100% Recycled Colored File Folders, Letter Size, Black, 3 Tab, 50/Box • Staples Advantage $14.79 1 $14.79
OIC Assorted Heavy-Duty Magnets • $12.59 1 $12.59
Pendaflex Glow Twisted File Folders, Letter Size, 3 Tab, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (40526) • Staples Advantage $5.99 2 $11.98
Eccolo Floral Top Tab File Folders, Letter Size, 3 Tab, 9/Pack (ST617C) • Staples Advantage $8.99 1 $8.99
24333-1001-3M Post-it Super Sticky Notes - 3" x 3", Miami Collection, Blank, Pkg of 3 • Blick Art Materials $2.53 3 $7.59
The Crunchy, Munchy Christmas Tree • AKJ Education $1.00 7 $7.00
Thanksgiving • AKJ Education $1.00 7 $7.00
Elliot's Park Haunted Hike • AKJ Education $1.00 7 $7.00
Office by Martha Stewart File Folders, 6 Pack, Letter Size, 3 Tab (28793) • Staples Advantage $5.99 1 $5.99
Cynthia Rowley Floral Print Fashion File Folders • Staples Advantage $5.99 1 $5.99
Staples Fashion Perforated Writing Pads, Narrow Ruled, White, 5" x 8", 50 Sheets/Pad, 4/Pk • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Black (38201) • Staples Advantage $1.69 1 $1.69
Sharpie Chisel Tip Permanent Marker, Red (38202) • Staples Advantage $1.69 1 $1.69
Sanford Sharpie Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Blue, 1/Pk • Staples Advantage $1.69 1 $1.69

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