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Mrs. Gilkey from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rebuilding Our Strategic Intervention Program for Struggling Students

Help me give my students materials including flexible seating options, nonfiction readers, and white boards to help cultivate an engaging environment that is conducive to learning.

  • $2,114 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our elementary intervention program, which consists of six teachers, works with all students from kindergarten through the sixth grade. Students in our intervention program are curious learners who need extra support in English Language Arts, and we have the opportunity to design strategic instruction to support our students’ specific learning needs. The majority of the students that we work with are English Language Learners, so our support is critical in helping them develop the skills needed to progress to fluency in the English Language. Our school is a Title One elementary school, meaning many students in our school community come from low-income backgrounds and may lack access to different educational opportunities outside of school. Therefore, it is much more important for us to be able to provide meaningful learning opportunities and support for our students at our school.

My Project

To bolster our intervention program to ensure the success of each student that we work with, we are asking for a variety of supplies that will allow us to continue to develop meaningful and engaging instruction. At the core of our instruction is English Language Arts that focuses specifically on supporting struggling and ELL students. For this reason, we strive to cultivate a literacy-rich environment where students are encouraged to engage in reading materials and develop as independent readers. To support this goal, we are asking for Scholastic Nonfiction Readers to enhance our library and engage students in our guided reading program. In addition, we are asking for an area rug and comfortable student seating that will encourage their development as readers and foster their love for reading.

To support our strategic instruction, we are asking for 2 magnetic easel whiteboards to use in our lessons to visually display key content such as new vocabulary terms, phonics instruction, and thinking maps which will be critical in supporting our students.

Also in support of our instruction, we are asking for student whiteboards to provide each student with tools that will allow them to participate in meaningful ways with the content and help them develop autonomy and ownership of their learning.

Lastly, we are asking for different teacher supplies that will allow us to continue to cultivate a strategic and supportive learning environment for our students. We are in need of teacher chairs that allow us mobility while delivering instruction and moving to work with different students in our groups.

Mrs. Gilkey
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of 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 300 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Low-Back Computer Task Office Desk Chair with Swivel Casters - Black • Amazon Business $50.36 6 $302.16
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 2 $109.98
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 2 $109.98
Community Helpers, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Sports Talk, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Biographies, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Animals, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
American Symbols, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Inner Solar System, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Outer Solar System, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Weather, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 4 $67.96
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 4 $67.96
KC70 - Write & Wipe Lapboard - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 2 $57.98
Hercules Tuff White Multiple USB Charger Station 2-in-1 - Short Cables Included for lphone, lpad, Tablets - 50W 10A - Rare White Color Charging Station • Amazon Business $42.98 1 $42.98
Antep Rugs Kashan King Collection Trellis Polypropylene Indoor Area Rug (Navy/Cream, 5' x 7') • Amazon Business $37.50 1 $37.50
Busy Bands : Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet : Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity : Size: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Thick to Support Kicking (10) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

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