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Mrs. Potts from Church Road VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Transforming Our Story the Toy Story Way

Help me give my students a friendship building Toy Story Learning Adventure which will excite their love for learning!

  • $574 goal

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My Students

Our students are from a rural area in Central Virginia. They are from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Students are enthusiastic learners however many do not have supportive home environments. They are often from single-parent homes and many of them travel back and forth between parents during the week. This makes settling in and feeling secure in their learning environment very important. I also currently have an ESL learner from Puerto Rico. My students are anxious to work together with their peers and this provides equally important opportunities for the English students to learn about another culture.

My Project

I want to start the year with a Toy Story theme week which will include reading activities that will bring students together and build friendships. Students were not able to complete their Kindergarten year at school and I want to "WOW" them with an exciting kick-off to our new year! Students will love learning new vocabulary, reviewing phonics skills, and learning reading strategies with this Toy Story partner adventure. We will help Woody and Buzz find a way to work together as friends and help Andy learn to read.

The beginning of the year is all about building relationships and forming bonds with our new friends and what better way than to engage them with a Toy Story Adventure that will show them "you got a friend in me".

Mrs. Potts
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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HWay 100W UV LED Black Lights Flood Light with Plug(6ft Cable), IP65 Waterproof, for Blacklight Party, Stage Lighting, Aquarium, Body Paint, Fluorescent Poster, Neon Glow, Glow in The Dark (2Pack) • Amazon Business $79.99 2 $159.98
Polymer Products 1661-77515W Giant Christmas Bulb Ten Globe String Light Set, 10, White • Amazon Business $121.17 1 $121.17
Dozen Straw Cowboy Hats with Cowboy Bandanas (6 Red & 6 Blue) for Kids - Makes Great Birthday Party Hats for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
ArtCreativity Gigantic Coil Spring - Opens to 16 Feet - Jumbo Plastic Rainbow Coil Spring - Great Gift idea for Boys and Girls Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
Disney Parks Exclusive Toy Story Big Bucket O Little Green Alien Men • Amazon Business $35.97 1 $35.97
Allenjoy 7x5ft Blue Sky White Clouds Children Birthday Party Backdrop Airplane Pilot Theme Cake Table Banner Baby Shower Decorations Kids Photography Background Photo Studio Booth Props • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Glow Sticks Bulk - 24 Pcs LED Foam Sticks Glow Batons with 3 Modes Flashing Effect, Glow in The Dark Party Supplies by ColorHome • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Oojami 4 Pack of Cow Print Tablecover 54"x108" • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79

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