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Ms. Phelps from Porcupine SD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Essentials and Classroom Helpers!

My students need Post-it wall pads, sight word packets, a book rack, book bags, and a pocket chart.

  • $245 goal

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My Students

My students coming in this year are struggling learners, they come from poverty stricken families with little to no educational background beyond high school. My students need a lot of classroom management and higher expectations set for them. I have a higher ratio of special needs students this year. I am ready for the new year and excited for the challenge. I will have some students who have autism this year. The teachers from kindergarten struggled with the students and have expressed a concern of maturity. As a first grade teacher i will have my work cut out for me to get my students to become readers in the year I have them and catch them up from a year of just trying to learn how to be a part of a learning community. I do not label my students nor do I give them a prejudged image of who they are. Once they come into my classroom they are getting a fresh start and chance to be whoever they want to be. As the teacher I want them to see a role model for how to be a successful learner.

My Project

I have requested chart paper and a daily schedule chart to post in the classroom to help my first graders to see what we are learning and learn our daily routine by visualizing it.

This year I have some struggling learners, so I am requesting some book bags and a rack to store them so we can have leveled books for them to choose from and have a fun way to find those books.

My students will enjoy learning sight words in a small group setting using these sight word practice sheets for extra help. Thank you for looking at our project.

Ms. Phelps
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small Book Rack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.95 2 $59.90
POST-IT SELF STICK WALL PAD 20''X23'' PACK OF 2 • School Specialty $44.01 1 $44.01
Scholastic Teaching Resources - 10 Week By Week Sight Word Packets • Teachers' School Supply $14.99 1 $14.99
Scheduling Pocket Chart • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.99 1 $14.99
Book Bags (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.95 1 $13.95

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