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Mrs. Maher from Hillsboro OR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Subdue that Summer Slide!

Help me give my students writing journals, crayons, pencils, and erasers to avoid the "summer slide" that can happen with a lack of supplies or experiences.

  • $307 goal

This project expired on May 3, 2019.

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My Students

The students we serve are energetic and eager to learn. Many, however, face many barriers before they even come into the classroom. Our school is a Title I school serving a community suffering from high poverty. 100% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunches. With two homeless shelters in our boundaries, we serve a diverse community of students. Many of our students have never had the opportunity to experience preschool in any way.

Most households do not have access to resources and experiences at home, which makes keeping up with the demands of our education standards difficult.

In kindergarten, we strive to educate the whole child and in doing so, allow each student to experience a cross-curricular approach to learning. The children in my classroom love to play, discover, and learn new things. They are our future!

My Project

Research shows that many students suffer from "Summer Slide" before they enter the next grade. Although many of my students entered kindergarten without any preparation for school, they have learned a lot. They are now at or above grade level.

These supplies, along with an informative evening for parents, will give each student what they need to be writers and readers all summer long and be ready for 1st grade.

I wish to gift each student with a writing journal, a new pencil, new crayons, and a carry bag for them to write all summer long. Practicing writing skills will keep their literacy skills sharp and benefit reading, too.

It is my hope that with these supplies, parents will encourage their children, and the children will continue the practices that have been set in place at school to continue their reading and writing growth.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR630 - Draw & Write Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 3 $104.97
VX272Z - 12-Color Standard Crayons - Dozen Packs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
KUUQA 15Pcs Multicolor Drawstring Backpack Bags Sports Cinch Sack String Backpack Storage Bags for Gym Traveling (Colorful 15pcs) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
MN10 - Easy-Grip Triangular Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 3 $17.97
JM-Capricorns 36pcs 9 x 4-1/2 inches Waterproof Plastic Double Layer Zipper File Bags Invoice Pouches Bill Bag Pencil Pouch Pen Bag (6 Color) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40

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