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Ms. Uffman from Burlington NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Turning Struggling Students into Studious Scholars

My students need a Turn-In-Your-Work Organizer, storage, and a Classroom Organization Pocket Chart. They also need Close Reading Discussion Clips and a Building Fluency Card Bank.

  • $529 goal

This project expired on April 15, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

By the end of the school year, I would like my students to develop a stronger love for reading. Many of my students are struggling readers and feel defeated by the task. My goal Is to help them gain confidence in reading by building their fluency and comprehension skills.

My students are an enthusiastic, diverse group of 5th graders, who are extremely eager to learn.

With this said, most of my students are very far below grade level and approximately 75% of them are struggling readers. Nevertheless, I am inspired by on a daily basis, as they continue coming to school with smiles on their faces, ready to learn, despite the fact that they come from so little. Our school is a Title I elementary school located in North Carolina, and 98% of our students come from low-income families. 98% of our students receive free and reduced lunch every day. Many of my students do not have any books at home to read each night.

My Project

The majority of the materials I'm requesting will go towards creating a more organized classroom for my students. Our classroom is pie-shaped, extremely small, and overcrowded. We are limited in our space. The book bins will help us organize our classroom library This makes moving around the classroom and finding places to properly store our materials difficult. This in turn, inhibits the learning that takes place. The storage materials I have requested will be used to hold and stack materials in creative spaces. I believe the storage and organizational materials I'm asking for will drastically help our classroom run more efficiently, and therefore increase our productivity and time spent learning.

Donations to this project will improve my classroom by allowing my students to have more possible books to read.

I strongly believe that this will encourage my students to read more often, as they will have more books they are interested in. Research strongly suggests that literacy improves as reading increases. Research also strongly suggests that high literacy skills lead to higher success later in life. I would like to set my students on the right path to attain both.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 51 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 2 $59.00
FF462 - Turn & Learn Mobile Chart Stand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
EE503 - Building Fluency Card Bank - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
JJ877 - Turn-In-Your-Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP868 - Close Reading Discussion Clips - Fiction • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GG349 - Classroom Organization Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
PP869 - Close Reading Discussion Clips - Nonfiction • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GG975 - Self-Inking Teacher Stamps - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP404 - Store-It-All Rotating Caddy • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
FF538 - Easy-Access File Folder Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
FG362 - File Folder Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP183 - Count Up & Count Down Digital Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$383.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$449.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.34

Total project goal

$528.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$528.93

7 Donors

-$484.81

Donations toward project cost

-$449.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.12

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$0.00

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