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Mrs. Prochaska from Ames IA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Workshop Needs Basic Supplies

Help me give my students basic supplies, like post-it notes, page markers, and easel pads to use in our newly designed reading workshop.

  • $481 goal

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My Students

Kids just want to have fun! Kindergarten students don't want worksheets and flashcards, they want their learning experiences to be fun and engaging at their developmental level. With the push of more difficult curriculum and learning standards in kindergarten, I am determined to keep our learning fun and active!

My students come to school with very diverse needs in their school readiness skills.

Some can't identify a number or a letter of the alphabet, while some begin Kindergarten with the experience of preschool and are ready to explore the curriculum at a deeper level. I have 25 students who are five and six-years-old in a full day kindergarten classroom. Our school is considered "high poverty" due to our large percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced lunches.

My Project

Our School District will be implementing a new reading curriculum starting this fall! Along with new curriculum comes changes in the what, how, and when teachers will be implementing this new curriculum. One of the new changes heading my way come August is the addition of the Reading Workshop. The majority of our new Reading Workshop involves the students working by themselves and with a partner with many books that are matched to their reading level. There are many types of new activities the students will be doing with their books.

Our classroom needs some supplies so that kindergarteners CAN spend a big chunk of time working with their books, even if they aren't quite ready to read all the words!

We will use the easel pads and markers to make group charts about sight words and word chunks and the tagboard to make our smaller charts with a partner. We need a large variety of post-it notes, sentence strips, and tape so we can copy down new sight words from our books and share those with our partners and the class by sticking them to our reading charts and posters. We will use highlighter tape, flag tabs and write on page markers to mark in our books all the things we need to share with our partners - that could be anything from a tricky word they can't decode, a really cool part of a non-fiction book they want to share with their partner, or all the words they found that contain the /ch/ sound!

I can't wait to get started with our new curriculum and our new activities in Kindergarten Reading Workshop!

Mrs. Prochaska
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-It Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559-4) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Post-it Super Sticky Wall Easel Pad, 20 x 23 Inches, 20 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (566PRL), Portable White Primary Ruled Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Rolls for Portability, Hangs with Command Strips • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Post-it Notes, Jaipur Colors, Great for Reminders, 3 in. x 5 in, 5 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (655-5UC) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Mr. Sketch 2003992 Scented Washable Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36 Count • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
3M 1 2090-24EVP.94 in. x 60 yd. Scotch Blue Painters Tape Value 6 Pack • Amazon Business $23.69 1 $23.69
Post-it Page Markers, Assorted Colors, 1 in x 3 in, 50 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads/Pack (671-4AF) • Amazon Business $7.65 3 $22.95
SIQUK 4200 Pieces Flag Tabs Colored Page Markers Sticky Index Tabs Neon Note Tabs Page Flags, 30 Sets 7 Colors • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 6 in x 4 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 8 Pads/Pack (6445-SSP) • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
560 Pieces Sticky Notes Flags Index Tabs Text Highlighter Strips Writable Labels Page Marker Bookmarks, 2 Sizes, 7 Colors, 4 Sets • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Lee Removable Highlighter Tape, 1 Roll of Each of 6 Fluorescent Colors, 1/2-Inch Wide with Dispenser (19188) • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Exact Index, 8.5" x 11", 110 lb/199gsm, 94 Brightness, White, 250 Sheets (40508) • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Rio de Janeiro Colors, Great for Windows, Doors and Walls, Cabinet Pack, 67% Plant-Based Adhesive by Weight, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
School Smart Sentence Strip, 3 x 24 Inches, Assorted Neon Colors, 90 lb, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Post-it Page Markers, 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in, Assorted Colors, 100 Sheets/Pad, 5 Pads/Pack (670-5AN) • Amazon Business $4.24 2 $8.48
Post-it Notes, Cape Town Colors, Recyclable, 1 3/8 in. x 1 7/8 in, 18 Pads/Pack, (653-18AU) • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 4 in x 6 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, Lined, 3 Pads/Pack, 90 Sheets/Pad (660-3SSUC) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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