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Mrs. Doss from Vilas CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students the alphabet sounds teaching tubs for beginning literacy. It is so important to start with a good foundation for letter and sound recognition.

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My Students

My students are fabulous! We are only 4 strong now, but we hope to enroll more as the year progresses. These 4 children have a great capacity to learn. These students are very kind and caring to each other, students, and staff and know how to interact with them appropriately. They share responsibilities in the classroom and playground and are always willing to help others. Almost every project I start, becomes student lead because they want to learn more.

They want to know everything and love making the classroom a "home" during the day.

These students live in a very small community, approximately 130 people in population, and a total of 42 students attending school. We only have a post office and school in town. School is their interaction with adults and other students during the week, that is why I believe they want to learn so much during class time. I want to give them a great start with education.

My Project

We are a very small district nestled in the Eastern plains of Colorado. We are in a preschool room that hasn't been used for a couple of years and many of the toys/items are no longer useable for the children. I have refurbished and reused as many items as I could. These supplies will help complete our centers. These are a few of the items that the children would like. We discussed as a class what was needed and what they would like to use in the centers.

The children show a great interest in science and enjoying doing experiments and activities.

They always ask questions and want to go farther, with a microscope and other science supplies, I will be able to show them instead of just telling them. We are also in desperate need of puzzles. We have old and handy-down puzzles, some of which are missing pieces or not age appropriate for the preschoolers. I have chosen educational puzzles for expanded learning. The sound/letter buckets would provide a group of tangible items for them to practice their sounds and letters during circle and free time. It is much easier when you can use many of your senses to learn. The art supplies would aid in learning creative ways to paint and draw with an easel, stamp pads and ink dots. The children specifically asked for the interactive rugs to use in the classroom. We love our small town and our small school and I know they will receive an excellent education here, but it is an amazing feeling to teach them with appropriate supplies. We would be honored if our wish list was fulfilled. Thank you.

Mrs. Doss
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 4 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC856 - Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PUZZLE EARLY LEARNING PUZZLES SET OF 12. • School Specialty $61.55 1 $61.55
EE524 - Lakeshore Tabletop Drying Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EASEL SCHOOL ROOM CHALK/MARKERBOARD • School Specialty $47.57 1 $47.57
LM927 - Super-Safe Craft Tape Center - 1/2" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
CARPET TOWN CENTER FLOOR MAT-36X79 • School Specialty $25.17 1 $25.17
CARPET HOPSCOTCH 24IN X 79IN • School Specialty $23.07 1 $23.07
FA706 - My First Microscope • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
PP421 - Alphabet Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EV214 - Brilliant Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
KIT MAGNET MANIA • School Specialty $14.48 1 $14.48
CARDS PATTER 3 BEAR FAMILY SET OF 16 • School Specialty $10.15 1 $10.15
PAINT PIPETTES 0.1 OZ PACK OF 25 • School Specialty $6.88 1 $6.88
VR792 - Mini Stampers - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

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