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Mrs. Anfield from Tucson AZ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Dreaming With Open Eyes

Help me give my students a variety of reading manipulative to help them find their love for reading.

  • $282 goal

This project expired on January 1, 2020.

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My Students

On their first day of school, they said: "So when will we learn to read and do math?" --I have 27 eager to learn 1st graders in the heart of Tucson who deserves the best education possible. They come to school every day giving their all, striving to reach their full potential.

Each one of my learners brings a special piece to the puzzle to make our classroom complete.

They come from different backgrounds, cultures, and living conditions - and every day they set their differences aside to come together to explore, learn, and grow.

My Project

These reading manipulatives will help my students enhance their reading skills by giving them a variety of ways to learn. They will be able to explore with manipulatives ranging from mutant finger-pointers all the way to leveled reading books. Each of my learners will embrace these manipulatives to their full potential. When they are supplied with different materials, my students remain engaged in their work. When they remain engaged they are increasing their focus and working hard to make their brains grow!

I also hope that these manipulatives will foster their love for reading.

I want my students to be able to expand their vocabulary, improve conversational skills, and appreciate the art of reading. I believe that these items are a sure-fire way to set that foundation!

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

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Scholastic Products - Scholastic - Little Leveled Readers Mini Teaching Guide, 75-Books, 5 Each of 15 Titles - Sold As 1 Pack - Step-by-step, book-by-book program guides children through the early stages of reading. - Little Leveled Readers have been carefully evaluated by a reading specialist to correlate with Guided Reading Levels. - Includes Level A Set, Level B Set, Level C Set and Level D Set. - Inside each set you’ll find 75 storybooks (five copies of 15 titles) on topics children lov • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95
JoyNote Gamenote Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit 208 Pcs with Double-Side Magnet Board - Foam Alphabet Letters for Kids Spelling and Learning • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Fun Express Reading Phones with Auditory Feedback, Various Colors, (IN-13633524), (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
hand2mind Reading Rods, Alphabet and Phonemic Awareness Linking Cubes for Early Reading (Set of 82) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, Visual, Tactile and Auditory Learning, 114 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fun Express Martian Costume Fingers (6 Dz) By Fun Express • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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