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Ms. K from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading...But Make It Fun

Help me give my students more resources like ear muffs and fidget bands to improve their reading and focus so they learn to love it as much as I do!

  • $858 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the best and therefore deserve the best. They are a wild and unique group of kids who have the ability to break my heart and put a smile on my face-sometimes within the same hour. They challenge me to take a closer look at myself, so the purpose of this project is to give them a more organized teacher and a more complete classroom. Seeing that they are in 5th grade, they are still kids at heart, so it is important to me that they hang onto their imaginations and kiddish charm for as long as I am their teacher.

My Project

In a recent survey, over 50% of my students believed they were bad at reading and writing. I came to realize that they had never learned to love either activity. It is my hope that these materials, especially the vocabulary and literacy games will allow them to have fun and read/write at the same time.

My students are a very spirited bunch and learn best kinesthetically, so my hope is to improve the rigor of their literacy centers so that their independent learning time is both worthwhile and entertaining.

They will use these new resources during centers time to improve their reading skills and build upon lessons in class. I have been making a push for vocabulary recently and believe these games will make them enjoy language. I hope these materials will help them see the value in becoming strong readers and writers.

Ms. K
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mpow 068 Kids Ear Protection, NRR 25dB Noise Reduction Ear Muffs, Toddler Ear Protection, Protective Earmuffs for Shooting Range Hunting Season, for Toddlers Kids Children Teens-Blue • Amazon Business $11.99 10 $119.90
Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary • Amazon Business $2.99 25 $74.75
Kick Bands Chair Fidget Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet - School & Classroom Chairs - Flexible Seating Rubber Band ADHD Sensory Fidgets - Kickbands by Solace (12-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
100 Task Cards in a Box: Text Evidence: Mini-Passages With Key Questions to Boost Reading Comprehension Skills • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Poems for Building Reading Skills Level 5 (The Poet and the Professor) • Amazon Business $29.56 1 $29.56
Wholesale Kids Bulk Earbuds Headphones Individually Bagged 50 Pack 6 Assorted Colors for Schools, Libraries, Hospitals • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
100 Task Cards in a Box: Literary Text: Mini-Passages With Key Questions to Boost Reading Comprehension Skills • Amazon Business $28.79 1 $28.79
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), 12 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens are perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Close Reading with Paired Texts Level 5 • Amazon Business $13.42 2 $26.84
Vocabulary Workshop xa92011 Level Blue (Grade 5) Student Edition • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Pink Erasers Pack of 100 - Large Size, Latex & Smudge Free - Bulk School Supplies for Classrooms, Teachers, Homeschool, Office, Art Class, and More! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
I Have...Who Has...? Academic Vocabulary Grades 4-5 • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Scotch Tough Grip Moving Packaging Tape, 1.88 in. x 22.2 yd, 1.5 in Core, 6 Rolls with Dispenser per Pack, Tough grip on all box types including boxes made with 100% recycled fibers(150-6) • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
8 Parts of Speech Poster - Grammar Posters - Educational Language Arts Posters for Elementary, Middle and High School - 17 inches x 22 inches - Laminated • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
When to Use Commas - Punctuation Classroom Posters - Writing Process Posters Laminated - English Grammar Rules for Elementary, Middle School, High School - Language Arts Wall Signs - 17 x 22 inches • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Edupress EP-3404 Context Clues Practice Cards, Level: 5.0 to 6.5, 0.75" Height, 3.79" Wide, 6.5" Length (52 Card per Package) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
100 Task Cards: Informational Text: Reproducible Mini-Passages With Key Questions to Boost Reading Comprehension Skills • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
240 Vocabulary Words Kids Need to Know: Grade 5: 24 Ready-to-Reproduce Packets Inside! • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
35 Reading Passages for Comprehension: Inferences & Drawing Conclusions • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
FINDMAG Premium Pack 50 Brushed Nickel Pawn Style Magnetic Push Pins,Perfect to use as Fridge Magnets, Office Magnets, Dry Erase Board Magnetic pins, Whiteboard, Map Pins • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Inferring, Grades 5 - 6 (Spotlight on Reading) • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90

Materials cost

$633.96

Vendor shipping charges

$3.98

State sales tax

$51.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$729.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$128.67

Total project goal

$857.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$857.79

4 Donors

-$857.79

Donations toward project cost

-$729.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$128.67

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$0.00

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