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Ms. McCarthy from Greenville SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Workshop Success

Help me give my students snacks and supplies to be successful in the classroom! Reading Workshop is our most favorite time, but snacks help us stay focused and flair pens will help us stay organized in our reading!

  • $361 goal

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My Students

In this class, there are 17 beautiful young boys full of potential and energy. We start our day by saying, "In this class we are family, we speak kindly, we work harder and smarter, we know we are world changers". These boys are told from day one that they are chosen to be in this class because they are the best, and we must act like the best to show everyone else. My class is comprised of students from different cultures and different economic backgrounds. One hundred percent of the students in my classroom receive free breakfast and lunch and many of them face difficult circumstances outside of the classroom. Life as a 6 year old is difficult enough in this world, but when outside factors begin to play a negative role, the classroom becomes even more important. Teaching life skills and love along with reading and writing is what the day is all about.

My Project

Reading Workshop is one of my students' most favorite time of the day. Students spend time independently reading and reading in partnership all around the room. We most recently have set goals for ourselves and are keeping track of how much we read through a reading log.

Organization is an overall weakness for my class, and I believe the felt tip pens and Post-It chart paper will help us organize and track our reading progress.

Instilling these organization skills early on will help prepare my students for years to come. Study skills are rarely taught in isolation anymore, integrating these skills in first-grade reading with these new tools could really benefit my students in the long run!

Often my students lack focus and are hungry during morning reading workshop as well. The Nutri-grain bars, peanut butter crackers, and fruit snacks will help feed hungry bellies and refocus my students setting them up for reading success.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Felt Tip Pens - 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $13.36 6 $80.16
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 $68.07 1 $68.07
Snack Variety Pack, Healthy Bars Sampler & Care Package in an elegant Blue Ribbon Gift Box (30 count) by Blue Ribbon • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Variety Pack (1.3 oz., bar, 48 ct.) vevo • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Lance Fresh Toasty Crackers with rich peanut butter sandwich crackers (40 packs) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
WELCH's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 80 Counts, 4.5 Pounds • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Sandwiches, Cheddar Cheese, Single-Serve 1 Ounce, 30 Count • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Sweet & Savory, 19.5 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, 20-count • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Planters Nuts Variety Pack 24 count • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Pringles Snack Stacks Potato Crisps Chips, Flavored Variety Pack, Original, Cheddar Cheese, and Sour Cream and Onion, 12.9 oz (18 Cups) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48

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