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Our goal is to provide the most favorable learning environment for students. Giving teachers access to guided reading materials will allow them to share the information in the small group setting or whole groups and allow for more instructional time. These resources are designed for the classroom to use to support students with reading and writing instruction.

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Reading is Essential

School:
Blanton Elementary School 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Shannen Paetzold 
Students Impacted:
460 
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
January 28, 2022

Investor

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Junior League of St. Petersburg - $956.00

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 460

Dear Sponsor,

 

On behalf of Blanton Elementary, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks for acting as a sponsor for our project, Reading is Essential. With your financial support we were able to provide the access to reading materials and some supplemental materials for our students. We purchased the Seeing Stars Kit and Sounds Partners supplemental materials for multiple grade levels.

 

The idea of this project is to provide the teachers with multiple resource to assist with the Seeing Start Kit. The resources will allow them to prep and preplan multiple groups. Teachers will be better able to plan for the core reading as well as small group instruction. Using these resources allows students to be group together appropriately and thus become more engaged in their learning. With increased engagement comes more individual academic success. We know there are different types of learners and many students learn in different ways. As a school community we hope to provide a learning environment that meets the needs of every child, and we believe that more structured and focused instruction will help. Our school is a Title One school and has students from various economic backgrounds. The students at Blanton have home lives that do not give them many choices. While students are at school, we hope to create a comfortable learning environment that students want to come to everyday.

We are truly grateful for your support. It is because of the support from sponsors like you that we can provide the extra care for our students’ academic needs in the classroom!

 

Thank you,

Shannen Paetzold

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

Our goal is to provide the most favorable learning environment for students. Giving teachers access to guided reading materials will allow them to share the information in the small group setting or whole groups and allow for more instructional time. These resources are designed for the classroom to use to support students with reading and writing instruction.  

 

What will be done with my students

The materials will be given to the teachers to use in their small group instruction. Teachers will be able to preplan multiple groups by using these resources. Teachers will be better able to plan for the core reading instruction.  

 

Benefits to my students

Teachers will be able to incorporate more unique lesson ideas because they will have better access to do so with more ELA materials. Working with researched based
kits that contain sequenced, and high-quality leveled texts. Students will be exposed to traditional tales, realistic fiction, fantasy, and informational text.  

 

Describe the Students

Blanton Elementary is a Title One school that provides 100% free breakfast and lunch to all students.  

 

Budget Narrative

Providing supplemental, one-on-one, effective instruction in early literacy learning skills, Sound Partners is a research-based tutoring program that builds essential early reading skills. Improve phonemic awareness, decoding, word identification, and spelling with young readers.
 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Seeing Stars kit $592.00
2 Sound Partners supplemental materials $364.00
  Total: $956.00

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