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Mrs. Arnold from North Port FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Has to Start Somewhere

My students need a variety of different items to help us learn to read. We need stools for our reading table, paint brushes, magnetic letters, and childproof headphones.

  • $261 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of working with some amazing, creative children every day. Many of my students grow up in households with parents that work multiple jobs. Many of these children see and are responsible for more in their day to day life than they should at such a young age. Seeing their bright and enthusiastic smiles every morning proves to me that I am in the right field and the least I can do for them is to make learning fun and to provide a safe environment for a few hours a day.

We fail together, make mistakes together, but most of all we learn and grow together.

I try to not only teach my students reading, math, social studies, and science, but also life lessons, as well. The first thing they learn from me is that we are a family no matter what. This teaches them to be empathetic and it is amazing to watch them cheer each other on at all stages of their learning!

My Project

My classroom is lacking a few basic supplies that could really help our classroom and my students thrive. We are in need of stools for our small group reading table along with magnetic letters. These letters will help my kindergarteners learn to read and write. They begin to learn to read by stretching out three letter words and listening to the sounds they hear. These letters will allow my students to begin to do that and then move on to manipulating letters and sounds in words. Lastly, we need new headphones for our listening center.

All of these new supplies will bring our reading block to the next level and in turn help my students learn to read!

Kindergarten is a big year of growth for my students and you have the chance to make a difference in their lives and help them grow as well.

Mrs. Arnold
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.58 1 $59.58
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
Creativity Street 5168 Colossal Brush, Natural Bristle, Round (Set of 30) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Belkin RockStar 5-Jack Multi Headphone Audio Splitter (Blue) (F8Z274btBLU) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89

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