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Ms. Meinert from Saint Louis MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Without a Voice!

My students need books that align with a picture based reading curriculum as well as lap pads to calm wiggly bodies.

  • $314 goal

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My Students

I teach an early childhood special education classroom in a school district in a low-income neighborhood. Being a self-contained classroom, it is low in number but high in need for support. There can be up to four students enrolled in this classroom, each requiring adult assistance to get basic needs met.

Each child that enters my classroom is delayed in several domains.

Students that enter this classroom are often delayed in their verbal skills, self-help skills, physical skills, and cognitive skills. Children learn through basic sign language, songs, movement, visuals, and play.

My Project

Thanks to the creativity of a teacher, I was able to get my hands on a year of functional storyboards from the internet. These storyboards use pictures to work on reading skills such as comprehension, retelling, character development, as well as sequencing. Since the students that enter my classroom have very limited verbal abilities, these stories will greatly enhance the effectiveness of our class story time.

While these storyboards will be an amazing addition to my classroom, I need the corresponding books in order for my students to utilize them.

The books included in this project will be added to my personal collection to give me resources for the entire year. My students have very young, wiggly bodies that makes sitting and listening to a story a challenge at times. The lap pads that are included in this project are intended to calm my students and increase their attention during story time.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small Weighted Lap Pads- Light Blue Stars (3 lbs. 13 x 8 inches) • AKJ Education $28.79 4 $115.16
ABC Touch & Feel Letters • AKJ Education $17.99 1 $17.99
Bear Snores On - Hardcover • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.29 1 $15.29
If You Take a Mouse to School • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bear Says Thanks • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Giving Thanks A Native American Good Morning Message • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Wind Blew - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.79 1 $6.79
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Little Red Hen • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
The Gingerbread Man • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

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