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Mrs. M from Westland MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Resource Room Renovation

Help me give my students new books to read that are at their reading level as well as new games, activities, and resources for our classroom!

  • $601 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in the Resource Room here at Hamilton, so each of my students who receive services have some type of learning disability. The learning disabilities range from IEP's to emotional impairment, and Autism to Early Childhood Developmental Delay. Most students who receive services here struggle mostly with reading. I read books aloud to them often and sometimes we just take turns passing around a book and they each read a paragraph or page depending on its length. The older kids (third and fourth graders and next year, fifth graders) are being introduced to reading bigger books and unfortunately, I do not have copies of the books to lend them while we read. While we have managed to pass books around in a circle, it is pretty distracting and takes a few extra seconds each time for the students to pass the book and find where the other student left off.

I have myself purchased some chapter books in copies of 4 or more for them to read in our reading circles, however it is expensive and sadly, I can only afford a few months each month.

My Project

Having copies of books will help the students in their reading circles! The finger-aids for books will be helpful in these reading circles to ensure the students do not lose their place while reading, which is pretty easy to do.

I am so excited to have a new set of books to add to our classroom library as well as the various games and activities like the money register, the shoe-tying practice shoe, and the clocks!

There are several different disabilities we work with in our class and each child needs different interventions. I am excited to introduce the sensory activities as well!

Mrs. M
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • AKJ Education $8.89 8 $71.12
Goosebumps Horrorland Collection By R L Stine 18 Books Collection Set Pack • Amazon Business $51.99 1 $51.99
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $6.29 8 $50.32
20 Pcs Dry Erase Lapboards Markers & Erasers Set - 9 x 12 Inch Whiteboards,2-Inch Dry Erasers & Black Dry Erase Markers,Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom (20-Set) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Kindness Pack: Grades K–2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 10 titles / Grades K-2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00
I Was a Third Grade Spy • Amazon Business $5.39 5 $26.95
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16 Pack • Amazon Business $13.11 2 $26.22
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $21.56 1 $21.56
Learning Resources Write & Wipe Clocks Classroom Set • Amazon Business $21.38 1 $21.38
16 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Sensory Ball and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Pop for Sight Words Bundle • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Blue Panda Fake Realistic Play Money Set -Pretend Coins, Bills, Credit Card, Checkbook, Wallet Toy Props for Kids Ages 3 and Up, Over 620 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Mindfulness Skills for Kids: Card Deck and 3 Card Games • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
LM394 - Splash! Vowel Sounds Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
Nowhere Boy • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
DIY Shoe Lace Tying Board - Learn to Tie Your Shoe Laces Wooden Puzzle Peg Board for Kids Ages 3 and Up | Shoe Lace Training Learning Activity Set • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Thumb Thing Book Page Holder and Bookmark, (Set of 12) Large - Colors may vary - Literary gifts, Book Gadget, Gift for Readers, Reading accessories & Bookworm Book Accessory • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$470.14

Vendor shipping charges

$3.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$510.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.03

Total project goal

$600.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$600.22

10 Donors

-$325.22

Donations toward project cost

-$276.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.78

match offer

-$275.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$233.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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