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Mrs. Maloney from Jefferson City MO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is FUNdamental: Phase 1

My students need an iPad Air 2, mobile art cart, and literature book sets to increase student opportunities and support active engagement in a literacy rich environment.

  • $4,994 goal

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My Students

Every year I strive to create a love of reading within all of my fifth graders. Upon entrance of my classroom, you'll quickly notice the rows and rows of labeled book boxes and individual book titles. It is imperative that my readers are immersed in a literacy-rich learning environment.

My nineteen fifth graders are inquisitive, social, and willing to embark upon new learning experiences.

For example, this school year my students became learning partners with a four-year-old, Title 1 classroom at another campus location. These fifth graders have confidently assumed additional responsibility, patience, and have became familiar with their surroundings in a different building. Over 60% of our student population participates in the free and reduced meal program. Our Title 1 building represents a diverse socioeconomic background with varying home life experiences. I strongly believe in the value of arts integration within the classroom learning environment. Often times when a student faces hardships outside of the academic setting, artistic expression provides a therapeutic and safe outlet for the child. Empowering students through art experiences encourages them to add layers of personalization and expertise to the subject area of study resulting in higher levels of learning.

My Project

Patricia Polacco is an excellent author and illustrator of over 90 children's books. I want my students to complete a Patricia Polacco unit of study. I've requested 2-3 copies of 22 different Polacco book titles, including Rechenka's Eggs and Thank You, Mr. Falker. Students will be placed in small reading groups, where they will complete independent and guided reading instruction concerning the assigned book. As a culminating project, students will select their favorite Polacco book and chose a book project to complete and share with their peers. Using the requested mobile art cart, no-spill paint cups, and easel paper, a student may refer to Polacco's vivid details and sensory language to paint a scene from her book. A painter can design and paint a wooden egg and teach the class the significance of it related to Polacco's book, Rechenka's Eggs. The iPad Air 2 and can be utilized to develop an iMovie book trailer related to a Polacco book. The storytelling board can be used to create a flannel version summarizing the book.

"Reading is FUNdamental: Phase 1" will cultivate lifelong interest, excitement, and additional reading experiences for my students.

They have pleaded for additional book titles written by Roland Smith, Peg Kehret, Mary Downing Hahn, and Patricia Polacco. However, many of the newly published hardback books are costly. Thanks to you, my students will explore their reading interests, creatively express their understanding, and communicate their learning involving media and various art mediums.

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Mrs. Maloney
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple MH182LL/A iPad Air 2 9.7-Inch Retina Display 64GB, Wi-Fi (Gold) • Amazon Business $534.99 1 $534.99
Osmo Gaming System for iPad, Standard Packaging, Genius Kit • Amazon Business $99.99 3 $299.97
EE365 - Space-Saver Mobile Art Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $269.00 1 $269.00
Brother Refurbished MFC8810DW Mono Laser Multifunction Machine • Quill.com $249.99 1 $249.99
FK205X - Classroom Floor Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
RR500X - Lakeshore Storytelling Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
Beneath • Amazon Business $13.94 8 $111.52
Took: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $10.79 10 $107.90
HH365 - Lakeshore Puppet Theater • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Cartritech Premium Toner Cartridge for Brother TN750, Black (CT-TN750) • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Dangerous Deception • Amazon Business $7.99 8 $63.92
LA991 - Tabletop Storytelling Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LX9990 - White Butcher Paper Roll • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Promises to the Dead • Amazon Business $6.99 8 $55.92
Stepping on the Cracks • Amazon Business $6.99 8 $55.92
LX9950 - Craft Butcher Paper Roll • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
DT925 - Make-Your-Own Puzzles - Set of 25 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 3 $50.97
Belkin Micro Wall/Car Charger Kit With Lightning to USB Cable For iPod/iPhone/iPad, Black • Staples Advantage $49.99 1 $49.99
BM536 - Butcher Paper Single Roll Holder/Cutter • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BE331 - Best-Buy Bins - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 5 $49.95
An Orange for Frankie • Amazon Business $16.32 2 $32.64
John Philip Duck • Amazon Business $16.09 3 $48.27
Tucky Jo and Little Heart • Amazon Business $15.91 3 $47.73
Clara and Davie • Amazon Business $15.71 3 $47.13
The Blessing Cup (Paula Wiseman Books) • Amazon Business $15.44 3 $46.32
Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece • Amazon Business $14.51 3 $43.53
Gifts of the Heart • Amazon Business $14.03 3 $42.09
An A From Miss Keller • Amazon Business $13.69 3 $41.07
Fiona's Lace • Amazon Business $13.58 3 $40.74
Prang Oval Pan Watercolor Set, 16 Classic Colors with No. 9 Brush (16000) • Amazon Business $8.13 4 $32.52
The Art of Miss Chew • Amazon Business $13.55 3 $40.65
Mr. Lincoln's Way • Amazon Business $13.54 3 $40.62
EE989 - Readers’ Theater Script Box - Gr. 5-6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GG167 - The Three Little Pigs Storytelling Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
10 Pack 65 Size Large Kraft Cotton Filled Jewelry Boxes • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
PAPER CHRT 24X32 1.5/SKP-LN 25TBLT - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.09 4 $28.36
January's Sparrow • Amazon Business $17.39 2 $34.78
AA619 - Collage Puppets - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
SunWorks Construction Paper, 12"X18", Assorted, 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $16.25 1 $16.25
2.5" Set of 12 Unpainted Blank Wooden Eggs • Amazon Business $15.32 2 $30.64
i-Blason Armorbox Kido Light Weight Convertible Stand Case For iPad Air 2, Green • Staples Advantage $28.59 1 $28.59
Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser Set - (12) Pack of 2 x 2 Inch - For Dry Erase White Board Markers & Pens - Strong Magnet - Use at Home, The Office or Kids in School - Lifetime Guarantee - Plus BONUS! • Amazon Business $13.95 2 $27.90
Babushka's Doll • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Highland Notes, 3 x 3-Inches, Yellow, 12-Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Christmas Tapestry • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Rechenka's Eggs (Paperstar) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
The Trees of the Dancing Goats (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Officemate Slim Clipboard Storage Box, Charcoal (83303) • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
CHART TABLET 1 INCH RULED COLORED PAPER 24x32 • School Specialty $11.21 2 $22.42
CC205 - Common Core Writing to Texts Activities - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
Color Card Stock Paper, 8.5" x 11", 50 Sheets Per Pack - Green • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Color Card Stock Paper, 8.5" x 11", 50 Sheets Per Pack - Goldenrod • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Emma Kate • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
LC169 - Extra People Shapes™ • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 3 $20.97
When Lightning Comes in a Jar • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Babushka Baba Yaga • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Mrs Mack (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
TT216 - Air-Dry Puffy Paints - 6-Color Set - 4 Ounces • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GL336 - Glue Dabbers - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Lunar Blue • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
7 Pieces 7" (H) Large Semenov Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka Wood Nested Stacking Dolls • Amazon Business $19.75 1 $19.75
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Pulsar Pink • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Tombow Mono Retro Correction Tape Assorted Colors, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Oenbopo 360° Rotatable Aluminum Desktop Holder Tablet Stand for iPhone iPad Tablet PC GPS 2015 new Tablet Holder (silver 2) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
JJ149 - Fingerprint Artist’s Stamp Pad • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 2 $11.98
BB292 - The Three Little Pigs Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
TA9 - Newsprint Easel Paper - 18" x 24" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.50 1 $16.50
Staples Invisible Tape 12 Pack • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
AMACO Air Dry Modeling Clay, 10-Pound, Terra Cotta • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
EXPO Products - EXPO - Dry Erase Surface Cleaner, 8 oz. Spray Bottle - Sold As 1 Each - Nontoxic cleaner for whiteboards that is perfect for classroom and conference room use. - Cleans and refreshes whiteboards. - Simply spray and wipe with a soft cloth. • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Bingo Daubers Pack of 12 / Mixed Colors! • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, 12-Pack, Black • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $7.18 2 $14.36
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry Erase Markers, Black (80001) - Pack of 2 - 24 Markets Total • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
PP183 - Count Up & Count Down Digital Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LA822 - Paint Cup Carrier • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LA820X - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cups - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
Post-it Notes, Jaipur Collection, 3 inch x 3 inch, 5 Pads/Pack (654-5UC) • Amazon Business $5.69 2 $11.38
LA716 - Hair-Colors Crinkle Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
22pcs Pottery Clay Sculpture Carving Tool Set Assorted Length • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
GS534 - Parts of Speech Bingo • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Solar Yellow • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
TG170 - Tacky Glue - 4 Ounces • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96
Board Dudes 11" x 14" Metalix Magnetic Dry Erase Board, Colors May Vary (CXY22) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
iXCC 17 Watt Dual USB 3.4 Amp Smart Wall Charger with ChargeWise Technology and UL Certified (White) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Post-it Notes Value Pack, 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in, Marseille Collection, 24 Pads/Pack (653-24APVAD) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters) - White • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$4,142.69

Vendor shipping charges

$10.07

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$62.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,244.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$749.10

Total project goal

$4,994.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,994.00

2 Donors

-$2,496.99

Donations toward project cost

-$2,122.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$374.54

match offer

-$2,497.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$2,122.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$374.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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