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Mrs. Yost from Remington VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers, Scientists, and Problem Solvers!

Help me give my students a diverse classroom full of opportunity to grow as readers, scientists, and critical thinkers. The materials such as the listening center and white board table provide the students with opportunities to work collaboratively!

  • $2,592 goal

This project expired on May 1, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a wonderfully diverse group of 22 learners who are capable of many things, they are full of many unique talents, that provide me with the opportunity to also learn everyday.

My students come to my classroom ready to learn, eager to see what the days adventure will bring!

They enjoy flexible seating, diving into books that are familiar and culturally economically diverse, my students love to read books that they can relate to. They enjoy diversified lessons, hands on experiences, and real life examples.

We are in a mixed ability classroom, that includes varying learning styles, students with various identifications, and culturally diverse students, which makes our classroom and lesson planning inclusive and full of exciting lesson plans geared towards all learners.

My Project

We view our classroom as a family, I've tried my best to make our space inviting, comfortable, and arranged perfectly for collaboration by using tables instead of desks, creating a classroom library, and adding some flexible seating. This project provides me with the opportunity to take our "home" to the next level!

Literature is important, students having the opportunity to fall in love with reading, while seeing themselves and gaining understanding for others through text is also extremely important.

My students love working in our current library, they treat our books with love and care but have asked for new and exciting titles to add, adding these books along with the listening center with relevant diversified topics will be sure to make our library an even more happening spot, giving students the boost they need to dig deeper into texts and fall in love with reading the way I did in elementary school. The listening center will provide intervention for students who may benefit and will provide students with a different media/exposure to text, our current classroom does not have access to audio books.

Students can use the whiteboard table and stem literacy to pose conversations and collaboration, while bringing content cross-curricular and making learning relevant. The shelving and wobble seats provide students with the ability to work around the room, together, and comfortably, while providing intervention to students who may need to just wiggle while they learn. The ozobots provide the opportunity to incorporate rich stem based lessons where students can code and work together during any subject.

My ideal classroom is a safe, comfortable place, full of rich text, opportunity for hands on learning, and an environment conducive to collaboration, these materials can provide that environment for years to come!

Mrs. Yost
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE835X - Leveled O-Q Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $235.00 1 $235.00
FF290 - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
PP380X - Folk Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
Bit Coding Robot (White) • Amazon Business $41.99 4 $167.96
Ameriwood Home Penelope Entryway Storage Bench with Cushion, Espresso • Amazon Business $74.99 2 $149.98
RR850X - Multicultural Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $109.00 1 $109.00
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Green (14in) • Amazon Business $52.99 2 $105.98
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Purple (14in) • Amazon Business $52.99 2 $105.98
ClosetMaid 4109 Decorative 6-Cube Storage Organizer, Black Walnut • Amazon Business $77.82 1 $77.82
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Wish • Amazon Business $6.11 6 $36.66
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 5 $32.80
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.59 5 $27.95
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $5.48 5 $27.40
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $11.65 2 $23.30
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $6.94 3 $20.82
I Miss My Grandpa • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bilal Cooks Daal • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $16.16 1 $16.16
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Saturday • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Going Down Home with Daddy • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Body Switch • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
The Garden Troll • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Brainwashed: Crime Travelers Spy School Mystery & International Adventure Series Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Wall • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BLACK (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS EDGE COLORS WITH TITANIUM • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

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