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Ms. Morton from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supporting English Language Learners

My students need English Language support games and materials. They also need areas with comfy floor seats (flexible seating) that support their individual learning styles. A laminating machine is needed for student created portfolios.

  • $754 goal

This project expired on May 9, 2018.

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My Students

My fifth grade ESL students are amazing! They are inquisitive, determined, and extremely caring. They follow the star student expectations and the belief that they can all succeed, even with their daily language challenges. Many of my students live in poverty and struggle with providing the basic school supplies. They have parents that work, usually two jobs, and try their best to provide everything they may need to be successful. Along with the financial challenges, language barriers, and stress from parent work schedules, my students carry positive attitudes and have caring hearts. They want to learn and they want to be successful.

My Project

This project supports ELL students with comfy floor seats, Non-fiction and fiction paired reading sets, ELL games, and a close reading kit for differentiated instruction. A laminating machine will preserve student work for individual student portfolios. A clean working environment benefits learners so the Clorox wipes will help students stay healthy and desks to remain clean and functional. I have found that students respond better in an academic setting that is clean, organized and tailored to each student's specific needs.

Individualizing learning increases results!

Small group instruction, differentiated materials and support creates a safe learning environment for all students. This makes learning comfortable and develops a sense of ownership for all students.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL584 - English Language Learner Games Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
TK14264965T Pouch Laminating Machine19-35 In. • Grainger $88.50 1 $88.50
TT529 - Mastering Fractions Hands-On Kit - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
BR302RD - Comfy Floor Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TK14264963T 7 x 8 Lemon and Lime Blossom Fragrance Disinfecting Wipes • Grainger $48.02 1 $48.02
FF565 - Read with a Pen! Close Reading Kit - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD105 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Thin-Line - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 8 $31.92
TK14264966T Laminating PouchesLetter TypePK100 • Grainger $27.68 1 $27.68
DS252 - Colonial America Primary Source Documents • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 2 $23.98
BA895 - Nonfiction & Fiction Paired Reproducible Texts - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$585.04

Vendor shipping charges

$16.42

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$640.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.98

Total project goal

$753.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$753.22

1 Donor

-$753.22

Donations toward project cost

-$640.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.98

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$0.00

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