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Mrs. McMahan from Logansport IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Can... Read, Write and Share Together!

Help me give my students an easel and big books for engaging learning activities to promote reading and writing!

  • $929 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

If I close my eyes and think real hard I can almost feel the excitement I felt the first time I walked into a school for the first time! The smell of crayons, the bright posters on the walls, and most importantly the books! Big books, little books, picture books, chapter books! My students are so unique because they are all newcomers to American schools. Most have traveled from Guatemala, most have left loved ones at home, and all of them do not speak any English (yet)! While they spend the majority of their day in a general education classroom, when they enter my room, for the next 2 hours they are with 24 other students that speak their language, understand their fears, and are learning how to assimilate their new environment. Most of my students have only had very limited schooling prior to moving to the United States. So while they are eight or nine years old, they are starting with the educational basics.

My Project

We start every morning with a Brain Smart Start! During this time the students are involved in an activity to unite, disengage the stress, an activity to connect and finally an activity to commit. The easel will play an essential part in our Brain Smart Start! It will display our daily commitments to learning as well as provide a space where we can Wish Well those students that are absent.

Following our Brain Smart Start, we will transition to reading, writing, listening and speaking activities using the Big Book Storytelling Kits.

Classic big books, cute storytelling props and engaging activities will provide my students everything they will need for lively literature based learning!

Mrs. McMahan
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH650X - Big Book Storytelling Activity Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $449.00 1 $449.00
LM773 - All-Purpose Teaching Easel with Locking Casters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00

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