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Ms. Ryan from Philadelphia PA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Riding the Waves: Teaching Materials Grades K-5

I need Number Talks: Whole Number Computation, Grades K-5 and other professional development books to guide instruction across grades.

  • $239 goal

This project expired on August 6, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Do we have to leave?" Our students are funny, compassionate, and imaginative children that enjoy exploring new skills and developing their literacy skills. They are predominantly English Language Learners (ELLs) and attend an elementary school in the Kensington section of northern Philadelphia.

The room buzzes throughout the day as they laugh and share with their peers.

They are a thoughtful, loving, and hardworking bunch, excited to learn and grow. While they are motivated by their dreams and engaged by the opportunities presented to them, due to economic challenges within the community, school, and district, our resources are limited. As their teacher, I struggle to provide sufficient and enriching supplies that will support small group learning. At our school, we are resourceful and do with what we have, but our students deserve and require more.

My Project

I currently co-teach the ELL third grade class and have been pleasantly surprised to learn that I will loop with them, meaning I will move up with them to the fourth grade! This experience is not only rewarding for me, it is also a professional opportunity to grow in my knowledge and skills in teaching across grades.

The resources I am requesting will be regularly used and consulted in order to enhance a deeper understanding of common core standards and the new content I will be teaching.

The Number Talks text will teach me how to further mathematical discussion and confidence by providing sample math problems for students to solve, show me how to facilitate their discussion, and obstacles that I may encounter. The other texts are literacy based and will further develop my understanding and expectation for my fourth grade students in reading, writing, and vocabulary building. I will use each these books to help the lesson planning process in both the content that they are learning as well as their language development.

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Number Talks: Whole Number Computation, Grades K-5 • Amazon Business $59.96 1 $59.96
The Common Core Lesson Book, K-5: Working with Increasingly Complex Literature, Informational Text, and Foundational Reading Skills • Amazon Business $33.64 1 $33.64
The Common Core Writing Book, K-5: Lessons for a Range of Tasks, Purposes, and Audiences • Amazon Business $30.94 1 $30.94
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers • Amazon Business $26.66 1 $26.66
Building Academic Language: Meeting Common Core Standards Across Disciplines, Grades 5-12 • Amazon Business $19.17 1 $19.17

Materials cost

$170.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$202.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.81

Total project goal

$238.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$238.74

4 Donors

-$119.36

Donations toward project cost

-$101.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.90

match offer

-$119.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$101.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.91

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$0.00

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