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Mrs. Godshall from Beltsville MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tunnel Books

Help me give my students copy paper in order to create a tunnel book. This will assist my ESOL students who need visual aids with their understanding.

  • $185 goal

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My Students

My third-grade students are curious about reading strategies. My classroom supports a diverse population, including students with a variety of learning needs. These include students who are academically gifted, ELL, and working with ADHD. We are a departmentalized school, and the students get to be a part of learning responsibility, organizational skills, and adapting to various teaching styles. My students are developing a love of reading. They are experiencing a variety of strategies and hands-on projects as we are also an Arts Integrated school.

I am starting a project that requires students to create a model of their fears.

I am calling it "unlocking the fears". Fears can range from afraid of writing, reading, being artistic, speaking with other students. I have a great deal of ELL students, and I want to engage them in the best educational environment possible. I want students to feel free to express themselves in whatever manner works for them.

I work hard to ensure all students value, appreciate and enjoy learning. I am looking for supplies such as modeling clay, paper, art supplies to complete these projects.

My Project

Tunnel books are fun and unique! Tunnel books are made up of various frames (or pages) and held together by the paper that has been folded in an accordion style. This is why copy paper is essential for a successful activity.

Our school is an Arts Integration school, and using tunnel books provides students with a unique opportunity to use arts with the core curriculum of our classroom.

When complete each student will have an individual and unique project that gives the effect of looking at a 3-D landscape! My goal with this project is to provide a new way for students to engage in reflection about what they learned, how they learned it, and what it means to them.

Mrs. Godshall
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $39.23 3 $117.69

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