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Ms. McGarry from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Welcoming Better Kindergarten Readers!

My students need more leveled books to help improve their reading fluency, and a new timer to help with their time management during lesson time.

  • $203 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 3 wishes for my class. To become better readers, be able to manage their time, and to think of school as a warm and welcoming place to take risks and become life long-learners. Please help my wishes for my class to come true.

I have 24 students.

I have been truly blessed this year with a wonderful group of students. They all get along and truly care about each other. I have a multicultural class. There are 9 English Language Learners in our room. Our school is a Title One school. We have over 80% free or reduced students in our building. This means that most of our students are in the lower socio-economic spectrum. Most of my students did not attend preschool. At the start of the year 6 of my students could only speak a little English. Half of my students could not recognize their upper and lower case letters or the sounds of the letters. All of my student's literacy skills have improved a lot this year.

My Project

The leveled books that I am requesting will help improve my students reading and fluency level. My students take a book in a bag home every night to read to their parents. Inside of the bag is a list of questions the parents ask their children about the book. Such as; character, setting, title author, sight words... Students have to read at a Level D or 4 by the end of kindergarten as stated by the Common Core Standards. Half of my class is still reading at a level A or B. Because they did not go to preschool and are not read to everyday they come to us with very poor literacy skills. The more they read the better reader they will become. We have a Timer just like the one I am requesting, but it is on its last leg. The clock helps teach my students time management skills. During Readers Workshop time they can see how much more time they have to read their books or get their activity done. The dry erase board welcomes my students by teaching a language or math concept

More books in my students hands = more reading = better reading fluency = increased reading levels.

A working timer in our classroom = better time management by my students = getting their work done on time = happier students and teacher. A new "Welcome Board" = a friendly hello, a great way for our class to start the day and review a language or math standard.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT235 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
MAGNETIC MARKERBOARD/ALUM 24INX36IN • Blick Art Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Time Timer 8in • Teachers' School Supply $34.95 1 $34.95
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $10.95 1 $10.95

Materials cost

$135.88

Vendor shipping charges

$3.84

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$171.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.31

Total project goal

$202.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.07

1 Donor

-$101.03

Donations toward project cost

-$85.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.15

match offer

-$101.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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