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Mrs. Cruz from Paterson NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Versatility with Versatiles

Help me give my students a VersaTiles Literacy Classroom Set to improve their skills in Language Arts.

  • $346 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How can I create a classroom community for 25 students that feels inviting and welcoming in a city where violence and drugs are things they deal with every day? I can start by carefully nurturing a classroom environment where students see themselves reflected on the bulletin boards, in the books they read, and the people they learn about.

Many of my students are African-American, Latino, or of Middle-Eastern descent.

They come to school looking for a classroom community where all voices and choices are respected. My students want to enjoy school, and feel like they are in control of their learning. I believe that when students are invested in their education, better opportunities for learning present themselves.

My Project

While I meet with small groups, the rest of the class can use the hand2mind VersaTiles program to practice phonics and fluency, vocabulary, comprehension skills and so much more. This literacy kit will have a positive impact on improving their reading levels. My students will be learning to work independently and self-check their work. The materials will be easily accessible for early finishers. It can also be used for urgent intervention.

VersaTiles helps students build literacy proficiency in a challenging, rewarding way.

Some of my students are English Language Learners and they need many opportunities to practice these skills. If they were to use them on a daily basis, I know they could improve their writing and reading abilities.

Mrs. Cruz
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind VersaTiles Literacy Classroom Set, an Independent Self-Checking & Skill Practicing System (Grade 4), Aligned to State and National Standards • Amazon Business $259.95 1 $259.95

Materials cost

$259.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$293.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.86

Total project goal

$345.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$345.71

2 Donors

-$173.00

Donations toward project cost

-$147.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.95

match offer

-$172.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$146.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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