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Mrs. Neff from Louisville OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Fun!

Help me give my students motivating and engaging materials to read at home with.

  • $200 goal

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My Students

I teach preschoolers in a school district in Ohio. Half of my students are 3-5 years old with special needs, and the other half are considered typically developing role models. Some of my students have speech and language disabilities, autism, social-emotional disabilities, Down Syndrome, fine and gross motor weaknesses, learning disabilities, and many other special needs. About half of the students come from low-income households. At their young age, they are excited about learning and eager to participate in the hands-on experiences I provide for them.

My Project

All throughout the school year, my students and I enjoy creating books with their pictures and words in them. They take these books home and share them with their families. We call these class books and we make 30-40 each year. We start the year with books about the children's shoes and back packs so they can get to know each other and eventually work toward books working on current literacy and math skills while building the children into the books.

We need a paper cutter to prepare the books as well as binding combs to assemble the books and some props to motivate the children to read the books and point to the words in the books.

At the end of the year, the children draw names from a hat and they are able to keep the books to enjoy as a memory of their preschool experiences.

Mrs. Neff
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tim Holtz 1980E Maxi Guillotine 12.25", Grey • Amazon Business $43.60 1 $43.60
GBC Binding Spines / Spirals / Coils, 1" Diameter, 225 Sheet Capacity, CombBind, Black, 100 Pack (4000118) • Amazon Business $28.91 1 $28.91
Fun Express Reading Phones with Auditory Feedback, Various Colors, (IN-13633524), (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
100 Pcs Eye Finger Puppets Googly Eyes Rings Funny Novelty Eyeball Ring Toy 6 Colors for Party Favor • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Fellowes 52367 Plastic Comb Bindings, 3/4" Diameter, 150 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Fun Express Martian Costume Fingers (6 Dz) By Fun Express • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
Fellowes 52326 Plastic Comb Bindings, 1/2" Diameter, 90 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16

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