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  • $296 goal

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Mrs. Bunn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Talking Pens + Leveled Materials = Enthusiastic Learners

My students need 8 Hot Dots Talking Pens, along with 10 sets of Hot Dots Reading Comprehension and Phonics Activities and Extra Dots.

Our school is a magnet school that lets students from low performing schools come to our school. Our students are predominantly 93% black, 5% Hispanic, 1% white and 2% other. Our students are currently bused to our school from all over the city and from many poverty stricken areas. I currently teach a First Grade class of 15 students. My students have been identified as high risk and significantly below grade level in reading. We have a smaller class size than the average First Grade because of our needs and struggles.

I teach a class filled with loving and talented students. They are struggling with reading and have been placed in an Intensive Reading Program. As a result, they receive an additional hour of reading a day. We receive so much reading instruction, my students sometimes feel overwhelmed. They love to work in centers and be independent. They need opportunities to have fun while they learn the concepts that are essential to their future.

I would like to incorporate the Hot Dot cards and pens into our independent work time so students can have more fun as they learn. The cards are self-check and developmental appropriate for our group. When students become actively engaged and have fun they learn more and retain the information better. I know that with these materials, my students will become successful readers and life long learners.

I can not do this alone. My school has little funds for purchasing classroom items. I have spent a lot of my own money to purchase items for my classroom, but I need a little more help. Your contribution to our project will ensure a better quality education that is fun, interactive and educational. You have the power to make a difference in the lives of 15 struggling readers.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Dots Reading Comprehension - Noting and Recalling Details • Nasco $11.61 1 $11.61
Hot Dots Phonics Program Flash Card Set 4 - Blends and Digraphs • Nasco $8.55 1 $8.55
Hot Dots Phonics Program Flash Card Set 5 - Word Families • Nasco $8.55 1 $8.55
Hot Dots Phonics Program Flash Card Set 3 - Vowels • Nasco $8.55 1 $8.55
Hot Dots Reading Comprehension - Drawing Conclusions/Predicting Outcomes • Nasco $11.61 1 $11.61
Hot Dots Reading Comprehension - Finding Sequence/Cause/Effect • Nasco $11.61 1 $11.61
Hot Dots Reading Comprehension - Using Context Clues • Nasco $11.61 1 $11.61
Hot Dots Talking Pen • Nasco $8.37 8 $66.96
Hot Dots Phonics Program Flash Card Set 2 - Consonants • Nasco $8.55 1 $8.55
Hot Dots Phonics Program Flash Card Set 6 - Variant Vowels • Nasco $8.55 1 $8.55
Hot Dots Reading Comprehension - Getting the Main Idea • Nasco $11.61 1 $11.61
HOT DOTS WITH POWER PEN 301 COLD 150 HOT SELF-ADHESIVE • Teacher's School Supply $18.93 1 $18.93
HOT DOTS EXTRA DOTS 300 COLD 150 HOT SELF-ADHESIVE • Teacher's School Supply $6.30 1 $6.30

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