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Ms. Simmons from Sandy UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Groups, Big Skills

Help me give my students 1 CD player for a listening center, 1 small portable whiteboard and reading book bags.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first graders are excited to walk through our classroom doors! Despite the wide variety of backgrounds my students come from, each one has the desire to learn to read. These young minds are eager to see what each day holds in our classroom to help them in their academic journey.

When a student learns to read, their mind is filled with endless possibilities.

Many of my students are first-generation English learners. Learning how to read and write is opening up many opportunities for my students and their families. They want to be at school, and their sweet faces show it. Their smiles and hunger for knowledge warm my heart as I strive to provide them with a variety of opportunities.

My Project

My students have the opportunity to do small groups on a daily basis. During this time, students are able to work at their specific own level while doing four different centers.

A listening center allows students to hear fluent readers and are able to follow along in their own books.

These small groups help students focus on skills that make a big impact on their reading. During their time at the teacher table, a small desktop whiteboard lets me show, write, and draw the specific phonics skills we are working on.

Ms. Simmons
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jensen CD-490 Portable Sport Stereo CD Player with AM/FM Radio and Aux Line-in & Headphone Jack (Blue) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Creative Teaching Press Book Buddy Bags - 10 x 12 inches - Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $8.27 4 $33.08
Small Desktop Dry Erase White Board Easel | 16 x 12 Inch | Includes 4 Magnetic Dry Erase Markers and 2 Paper Magnets! | Mini Foldable Whiteboard, Memo Board, Classroom Instruction, Office, Reversible • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$108.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.65

Total project goal

$164.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.33

2 Donors

-$145.80

Donations toward project cost

-$139.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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