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Mrs. Ivey from Tulsa OK is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Strong Literacy Centers = Strong Readers!

My students need engaging, sturdy, and developmentally appropriate literacy center materials.

  • $393 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

During their initial reading diagnostic tests, my students stared blankly at the page, stared back at me and said, "I can't read." Since then, we have come such a long way! Rigorous and engaging materials for our literacy centers will mean even more progress for my first graders.

My students are bright, curious and hard-working first graders.

They are fully invested in our class goal: growing 2 years in reading so that they can finish the year back on grade level. This year, they have already grown 0.82 years as a class before the end of the second quarter! They love coming to school, doing their homework, and supporting each other in meeting their individual and class goals. Our school is classified as Title 1, meaning all students are eligible to receive free or reduced lunch. Despite the challenges they face, my students are kind, respectful, responsible, and determined to excel in school. I am so proud to teach these kids and know that their potential is unlimited when I provide them with the right materials and support.

My Project

The materials I have requested will be used daily during literacy centers. Though we do centers every day, my kids routinely ask if we will be "playing" centers later-most of them will tell you it's their favorite part of the day. While I read with a small group of students, the rest of the class works independently around the room building words and sentences, playing phonics games, or reading at the library to reinforce the skills that will make them strong readers. The resources I've requested are engaging, sturdy, rigorous, and developmentally appropriate for my students. Not only would foam word building tiles, colorful folder games and self-correcting phonics activities push my students academically, but they will also increase my kids' commitment to and love of learning.

My students astound me every day with their intelligence, positivity and resilience.

Despite their challenging circumstances, they give me their best when they show up to school every morning. Their hard work and wonderful attitudes have translated into academic success that is laying a foundation for the rest of their academic careers. I am doing everything I can to ensure that they have the tools and support they need to be ready for next year and beyond.

Mrs. Ivey
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GAME LANGUAGE ARTS FILE FOLDER TO GO GRADE 1 • School Specialty Inc. $17.09 1 $17.09
GAME PHONICS GR 1 FILE FOLDER TO GO • School Specialty Inc. $17.09 1 $17.09
BOOK TAKE IT TO YOUR SEAT PHONICS CENTERS GR 1-2 • School Specialty Inc. $20.89 1 $20.89
BOOK GR1 TAKE IT TO YOUR SEAT READING & LANG • School Specialty Inc. $21.84 1 $21.84
TILES BLENDS DIAGRAPHS AND VOWEL PAIRS • School Specialty Inc. $28.40 1 $28.40
MAT MAGNETIC JUMBO FOLD OUT 12X18 SET OF 5 • School Specialty Inc. $29.35 1 $29.35
BLENDS AND DIGRAPHS PHONIC STRIPS • School Specialty Inc. $11.39 1 $11.39
CARDS HOT DOTS PHONICS PROGRAM: SET 6 - VARIANT VOWELS • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
HOT DOTS PHONICS WORD FAMILIES • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
HOT DOTS PHONICS BLENDS AND DIGRAPHS • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
HOT DOTS PHONICS VOWELS CARDS • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
PEN TALKING HOT DOTS POWER PEN • School Specialty Inc. $9.49 1 $9.49
Vowel Sounds • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.56 1 $8.56
Little Red Tool Box Word Family Tiles, K-2 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.78 1 $31.78

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