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Ms. Chiang from New York NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Rescue

Help me give my students materials that will allow me to spend more time planning for my student's diverse needs.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The students I work with are in grades kindergarten through the 5th grade. More than 90% of the students at my school qualifies for free lunch. I also service newcomer English language learners. These students arrived not too long ago from their homeland and they arrived here with little to no English exposure. They learn best through visuals, having simple conversations in English and playing games with each other. They tell me they love it when it is time to come to my classroom because they are learning and having fun at the same time.

My Project

The students I work with are new to this country and are learning to adjust to their new surroundings as well as learning a new language. I also work with students who are reading well below grade level. I see both of these groups everyday in order to ensure there is steady progress in their academics. A laminator will allow me to create games that both groups of students will benefit from. They will be able to play games that will help them with phonics as well as learning new vocabulary. I find that students learn best when they are having fun playing games with each other. During my sessions with my students, I am always creating books for small group instruction and having a paper trimmer can help cut time so I can use the extra time for my students. When we do writing, we are always editing and revising and I find that the erasers on the back of the pencil run out quickly so having erasers in hand would be much better.

Ms. Chiang
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thermal Laminator Machine for A3/A4/A6, Laminating Machine with Two Roller System, New Upgrade,Faster Warm-up, Quicker Laminating, for Home and Office Use, with 20 Pouches (A3 laminator) • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
TRIMMER PAPER GUILLOTINE WESTCOTT 12 IN • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 50-Pack (TP3854-50),Clear • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large, White, Pack of 10 ZEH-10 Erasers (ZEH10PC10) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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