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Ms. Swick from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Reading Rainbow

Help me give my students what they need to not just become better readers, but to acquire a love for reading as well!

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of energetic third graders with a wide variety of interests and needs. I am looking to create a classroom that feels like home to them since many of them go home to essentially nothing. These kids often need help focusing and staying focused while they are working. Since many of them struggle with reading, any kinds of hands-on activities are the most helpful in their learning process. These kids get so excited when something "clicks" or when they feel comfortable in the environment.

My Project

The vast majority of the students in my school are far below their grade-level in reading, and my students are no exception. Third grade is such a crucial year for reading mastery, so we have lots of work to do in my classroom. Most of the books in my classroom library are either at or around a third-grade level, meaning they do not reach a large number of my students. These lower-level readers will help my students immensely in learning to read and building confidence as a reader. The magnetic letters are SO helpful when teaching the kids sight words, as any hands-on work sticks with them more than just pencil and paperwork. I cannot wait to continue to watch my students grow as readers this year!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE821 - Picture It! Daily Comprehension Activities - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Phonics Dominoes Blends & Digraphs • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Harry Takes a Bath • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
The Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Five Silly Fishermen • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Will Be My Friends? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sid and Sam • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Pizza That We Made • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
My Tooth Is Loose! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Monkey Play • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dancing Dinos Go to School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
How Many Fish? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Critter: The Fall Festival • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
In the Park • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Farm Animals • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Harry Gets Ready for School • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$154.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.90

Total project goal

$219.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.32

1 Donor

-$219.32

Donations toward project cost

-$186.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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