Preschool Tables!

My students need preschool size tables! Their current tables are too big for them to work appropriately.
 
My Students
My students classroom consists of 30 preschool aged students of mixed abilities. I have 15 students in my morning class which consists of students ages 3-4 and 15 students in my afternoon class who are 4-5 years old. My classroom is a mix of students with IEPs and behavior plans as well as some private pay students. My class is filled with dreamers who believe they can be anything they want to be. I want them all to feel equal and valued in my classroom. They are wonderful young students who are eager to learn and have been so great in a time of adversity. They deserve all I can give them and more. This is my plea to help them.
 
My Project
My students really need smaller tables. Right now they are using former 1st grade tables and they are way too big for them. Students should be sitting at a certain angle in order to properly write and function in a classroom. This makes important tasks like eating and writing much easier for them. At this age it is important for children to be able to do things on their own. Having desks that fit them and their developmental needs is very important for promoting independence. With lower desks the students are better able to begin their prewriting skills and also work on beginning to work on those early writing concepts.
 
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Inspiring a Love of Reading

 My students need 5 sets of Sort and Store Book Totes so that they can bring home the books they are reading in class!
 
My Students
Imagine a classroom that is organized, colorful, and inviting; an environment where students are comfortable and excited to learn each day. Reading workshop begins and some students are seen working in groups with teachers and others are relaxing with books that they've coveted for days.
 
I teach a wonderful, diverse group of fourth graders in a small school in New Hampshire.

Their reading needs vary from basic phonics to upper elementary novels and I work hard to meet their needs each day.

My Project
"When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness." (Unknown)
One of my goals this year is to spark a love of reading in each and every student in my classroom by connecting them to books that are a perfect fit. They've been thriving during reading workshop and many want to bring home what they are reading in class to continue their reading adventures.

Many kids do not have access to books at home. These see and store book totes would allow the kids to bring their favorite books home each night in their backpack and safely back to school the next day.

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Reading and Relaxtion

My students need a reading area that they feel relaxed and comfortable in.
 
My Students
I teach an energetic group of third graders who love to learn. Some of my students learn differently, and I want to provide resources that will allow flexibility during the school day.
 
Currently, in my classroom, I have a diverse group of kids. From students significantly below grade level, students at grade level, students above grade level, I am also blessed to teach students who are hard of hearing. Having the opportunity to teach such a variety of children is an absolute pleasure. Providing new resources for a successful education is exciting for me as their teacher.
 
My Project
Reading to self and reading to others is such an important part of our grade level curriculum. As of right now, I do not have an area in my classroom devoted to student reading. My goal is to add an area in my classroom throughout the upcoming school year. During various times of the day, students will be given the opportunity to go to an area of the classroom which they find successful while reading.
 
Thank you,
Mrs Mariano
 
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Literacy in Early Childhood Classroom!

My students need writing center materials as well as materials for a quiet space.
 

My Students

My classroom consists of 30 preschool aged students of mixed abilities. I have 15 students in my morning class which consists of students ages 3-4 and 15 students in my afternoon class who are 4-5 years old.
 
My classroom is a mix of students on IEPs and behavior plans as well as some private pay students. My class is filled with dreamers who believe they can be anything they want to be. I want them all to feel equal and valued in my classroom. They are wonderful young students who are eager to learn and have been so great in a time of adversity. They deserve all I can give them and more. This is my plea to help them.
 

My Project

I am looking to add some materials to my classroom. To be specific I am looking for early literacy materials including slant boards which make writing more developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. I am also looking for some manipulatives that will incorporate literacy into play.

Introduction to early literacy is extremely beneficial for preschoolers. The more they can be engulfed in literacy in their daily curriculum the stronger they will be in building those skills for the future.
 

I am also looking for large pillows to create a quiet space for my students. I work with students with special needs and they, like any other preschooler, benefit from a designated space to turn to in the classroom where they can calm down if they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed.

Being a first year teacher is rough, a lot of personal money goes into materials for your classroom. I hoping by setting up this DonorsChoose.org page I can alleviate some of the out of pocket costs for me. Thank you so much!

Thank You,
Ms Hicks
Grades Prek-2
 
Please review my Donors Choose project by clicking this link, Literacy in Early Childhood Classroom!