100% Funded

Ended Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 9:14 PM

Total Donation Goal $1,986 $1,986.76 Funded

This campaign has ended and has been fully funded. If you made a donation, thank you.

31 Jan

About this Campaign

As the Woodmoor Learning Assistance Teacher, I support 75 Kindergarten thru fourth-grade struggling readers. I am asking to purchase sets of decodable readers for use in my LAP reading room. Decodable books have a singular focus on one particular phonics pattern. I have been studying the current research on the "Science of Reading" which has found that students, especially those who struggle to learn to read,  learn best with explicit instruction on letter-sound relationships.  I have eagerly implemented skills such as phonemic awareness and decoding letter patterns into my remote classroom instruction.  Using the decodable readers available online I have already seen gains in my students' decoding abilities and confidence levels! However, as we begin to look ahead to a return to the classroom, I know I will need hard copies of the books to use for in-person instruction. My current classroom library does not have many books that are decodable for my earliest readers or older readers who are not yet reading on grade level. In our current leveled books there are letter-sound patterns that they may have not yet learned. This causes frustration and does not help increase student fluency. I want my students to gain robust decoding skills and excitement about reading! These engaging, high quality decodable readers will assist me in giving my students materials that will allow them to have authentic practice applying the explicit phonics skills we are learning as they move along the path toward becoming fluent readers. Students will use the books in small group instruction with me, and then later as books to practice reading independently.

26 Feb

Update - Feb 26th, 2021 at 10:18PM

THANK YOU! For supporting this product! The Foundation wants to give you an update about how this campaign went:

$10,326 Contributed to Directly Fund Northshore School District Classroom Projects and Teacher Supply Needs
67 donors responded during a three-week Northshore Schools Foundation campaign
Bothell, Wash. (February 26, 2021) – How do you keep inspiring students and actively engage student learning during a pandemic? Northshore School District teachers and staff have been figuring that out in real-time. And for the first three weeks of February, the community helped support them by funding specific projects and wish lists.

Donors really showed NSD educators some love during these difficult days. More than $6108 was raised from 67 community donors during this short time period. The Northshore Schools Foundation granted $ 4218 to fill in the gaps left by donors to make the additional projects a reality.
Projects were featured on Northshore Gives, a special platform available to Northshore School District teachers and staff who want to request support for specific needs.

These projects were fully funded by community donors:
Book Bags for First Grade Students (Canyon Creek Elementary)
Arts & Crafts, STEAM, and Hobby Books (Kokanee Elementary)
100th Day Kindergarten Project (Woodmoor Elementary)
Arts, Crafts, and Maker Books (Woodmoor Elementary)


These projects were funded with funds from the community and the Northshore Schools Foundation. Individualized phonics and language practice (Wellington Elementary)
Decodable Readers for Student Success (Woodmoor Elementary)
Fostering Future Innovators - Early Childhood (Head Start and ECEAP preschool) STEAM Learning
Revitalize our Nonfiction! (Northshore Middle School)
Bringing 5th Grade Camp to students virtually (Arrowhead Elementary)


“We love the Northshore Gives Platform because it allows donors to support projects that they care about directly, said Carmin Dalziel Executive Director of the Northshore Schools Foundation. “This combined funding model really stretches our dollars and allows us to impact more students and involve more Community members. It’s pretty exciting. “


NSD educators were also invited to share supply wish lists using Amazon. Anyone can purchase items for shipment directly to teachers. Lists will remain posted here through March 31 unless fully funded sooner.

Northshore Educators are invited to apply for funds using the Northshore Gives Platform or by writing a grant request any time between October 1 and May 1 each school year. For more information visit Request Support | Northshore Schools Foundation

Donation History

Northshore Schools Foundation $1,636
Colleen Willis $100
Barbara Kulesa $100
Katelyn Flanigan $50
Susan Palmer $100
Northshore Schools Foundation $1,636
Colleen Willis $100
Susan Palmer $100
Barbara Kulesa $100
Katelyn Flanigan $50