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Mrs. C. from Winston Salem NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Restaurant

The cost of two Library/Centers Pocket Chart from Nasco, Classroom Management Pocket Chart from Highsmith Inc., Sentance Strips, Pink Tagboard, and White Tagboard from Teacher's School Supply is $145, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $160 goal

This project expired on April 3, 2006.

This project expired on April 3, 2006.

Are you hungry for some good literature? My third grade students are and that is why I want to set up a Reading Restaurant in my classroom! They are starving for "Today's Special," (Ex. Book/Author of the Day) Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman. The new school year begins in just one month and as I prepare for my new school family I want to provide a student-led literacy program that will provide students with good literature and a Library Station using the Library/Centers Pockets in the classroom to be used for Literature Circles. Students will go to their restaurant area of the room with their book in hand and their red and white tablecloths neatly spread on their tables to discuss "Today's Special" which will include an appetizer (previewing the book), main course(discussion of the meat of the book), and/or desert(How you feel about yourself as a reader and what you learned from this book). As a third grade teacher of students with 56% minority I want to provide these students a classroom setting that is inviting and exciting and will draw them into a love for reading. When students see the front covers of the books available to them in the Library/Centers Pockets it creates a curiosity, enthusiasm and desire to read. The Library/Centers Pockets Chart will house the classroom books that students will be choosing for their daily reading and will display the cover of each book. The Classroom Management Pocket Chart will indicate to each student whom they will be dining with to discuss the book. The Classroom Management Pocket Chart will be titled "Today I will read with..." The pockets provide a space for sentence strips labeled with each students name. The teacher will then add the names of the students under the correct daily grouping. This will provide time for the teacher to work with individual students or small groups as needed. I want my students to form a life time love of reading and I want to provide a welcoming reading environment each day. I think that my Reading Restaurant will and Literature Stations will set the mood for enthusiastic reading.

Mrs. C.
Never Before Funded Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
Never Before Funded

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Library/Centers Pocket Chart • Nasco $29.20 2 $58.40
Classroom Management Pocket Chart • Highsmith Inc. $21.82 1 $21.82
Sentence Strips, Pink Tagboard • Teacher's School Supply $4.00 1 $4.00
Sentence Strips, Blue Tagboard • Teacher's School Supply $4.00 1 $4.00
Sentence Strips, Kraft, Canary • Highsmith Inc. $3.39 1 $3.39
Sentence Strips, White Tagboard • Teacher's School Supply $3.00 1 $3.00

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