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Mrs. Giarratana- Missing Tooth Grins from Saint Joseph MO is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is The Write Thing To Do!

My students need dry erase boards, reusable write & wipe pocket sleeves, dry erase board erasers, and a whole group write on & off sentence mat.

  • $363 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our class mission statement is: "Be more awesome!" Our class decided that this was fitting after watching Kid President's Pep Talk Video. We knew that to make the world a better place, we all need to be a little more awesome. They explained to me that this means to be kind, smile at people, & learn!

My first graders are amazing little people.

They are amazed by how much they have learned in these first four weeks of school and seeing their big smiles with how proud they make themselves makes teaching them everything it's meant to be and so much more. They are responsible, self-checkers, helpful, and take pride in being kind. Our school is a Leader In Me school. Each student in our school is a leader and there are various leadership jobs inside and outside the classroom. By learning the seven habits, the students have learned to be proactive, set goals, and work together. Within my classroom, I have watched first graders talk through problems without any prompting from me. I have watched my entire class take on a Kindness Challenge that I presented to them to make sure that every child at recess had a friend to play with. I have witnessed a student saying to another student, "Thank you for filling my bucket today." The Leader In Me program has had a great impact on our students!

My Project

Every morning when I announce to the class that it is time to begin Daily 5, I hear an excited, "Yayyy!". Daily 5 takes place during our literacy block. During this time, I am meeting with guided reading groups and so therefore, the rest of my students are working on meaningful work. The different areas are: Read To Self, Read To Someone, Listen To Reading, Word Work, and Work On Writing. My students love to use dry erase boards to practice sight words. These dry erase boards would be used during the Daily 5 time for sight word practice, during our whole group Shared Reading poem when we are practicing writing our sight words and spelling words, and during math. They will also be used for handwriting practice. The wipe on/off pockets will also be used during Daily 5 and in guided reading groups. With these, we are able to slip in various activity sheets and the students can reuse them. Students enjoy using both of these items and when they enjoy the activities, they learn better!

Donations for this project will greatly impact my students' learning.

They truly enjoy using these items and I feel they learn better when they are excited to use different products to enhance their learning. These would greatly benefit our literacy block and even enhance our math time. These hands-on activities will greatly enhance the learning of my visual and kinesthetic learners!

Mrs. Giarratana- Missing Tooth Grins
Grades PreK-2
  • Skaith School
  • Saint Joseph, MO
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 20 students.

    15 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ386X - Double-Sided Learn to Print Write & Wipe Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $57.50 2 $115.00
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pocket - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.50 2 $45.00
RR423 - Write & Wipe Lapboard Erasers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
GB549 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Sentence Mat • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ386 - Double-Sided Learn to Print Write & Wipe Board - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 5 $29.95
DE195 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pocket - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.49 1 $9.49

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