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Mrs. Bernatche from Portage MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Family Fun Nights!

My students need materials to host two family fun nights such as manipulatives, reading buddies, play-doh, puppets, books, and homemade games.

  • $296 goal

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My Students

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. - Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

My students are filled with enthusiasm and excitement for learning, life, friends and a variety of interests.

As a teacher of five year old students, we jump into projects with both feet and make big plans. Their enthusiasm for school and life is exhausting but infectious, and teaching them is an exciting and joyful experience.

My Project

This year we are going to hold two family nights to encourage students and their families to practice Language Arts and Mathematics skills at home. First, we will host a "Books and Buddies Night". This evening will be dedicated to educating parents regarding the importance of early literacy. Every child will leave this event with a brand new book, a "reading buddy" (stuffed animal), and a homemade literacy game. The second family night is titled "Magnificent Math Madness Night". Families will peruse several stations and engage in simple, but meaningful, math games. The idea is to begin to generate a love of literacy and mathematics both within and outside of school.

Giving a child a book may seem like such a small thing, but we have found that children of all ages love to read and be read to.

By providing our families with their own books and math manipulatives, we are opening the door for a love of learning.

Mrs. Bernatche
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Childcraft Small Bear Counters - 3/4 inches - Set of 100 - Assorted Colors • Amazon $13.32 3 $39.96
1 Dozen Velour Animal Hand Puppets Kids TOY Preschool Kindergarten • Amazon $16.01 2 $32.02
Plush Mini Bean Bag Animal Assortment • Amazon $30.98 1 $30.98
Play-doh Mega Pack 36 cans • Amazon $22.70 1 $22.70
Melissa & Doug - Artist Trading Cards Scratch Art Multicolor Board • Teachers' School Supply $6.10 3 $18.30
Thinking Kids'® Math Links Manipulative • Amazon $15.29 1 $15.29
SEALIFE Assortment Plush Toys ( Bag of 24 Pieces - 3 inch ) • Amazon $14.49 1 $14.49
Educational Insights Lowercase Jumbo Alphabet Stamps • Amazon $11.94 1 $11.94
Educational Insights Jumbo Uppercase Alphabet Stamps • Amazon $11.86 1 $11.86
Printworks Bright Cardstock 65 Pound, Vellum, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Assorted Colors, 50 Sheets per Pack (00682) • Amazon $9.36 1 $9.36
Printworks White Cardstock, Matte, 67-Pound, 96 Bright, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 70 sheets (00550) • Amazon $8.71 1 $8.71

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