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Ms. Allen from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ABC Games!

My students need variety of literacy activities to build and recognize the alphabet and sight words, such as giant alphabet beads, magnetic learning letters, and learning locks.

  • $1,925 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Everyday, my 24 creative kinder students walk into our classroom eager to bring their creative ideas to life through mathematics, science, reading, writing, history, and art. While my students attend a Title 1 school where every student receives free breakfast and lunch, they overcome the challenges of their low-income and high crime area by trying their best everyday. Multiple times a day I overhear my 5 and 6 year olds saying to each other,"I want to go to the twelfth grade." Kindergarten establishes the foundation of lifelong learning, and I seek to ensure my students have the skills needed to reach their goals.

Similarly to my school, I "strive for our students to be confident, competent communicators, skillful problem solvers, and creative thinkers." I would love to be able to provide them anything that would make their love for learning continue.

My Project

At the start of kindergarten, the majority of my students cannot recognize and name the letters in the alphabet. 40% of my students are English Language Learners and are the most supported by visual and kinesthetic activities to learn the alphabet. Each week we will focus on 1 to 2 letters and use the "All About Letters Pocket Chart" to introduce the students to the letters each week. My students participate in literacy centers everyday while one group of students will use the "Learn the Alphabet Dough Mats" and "Dough Stampers" to familizarize themselves with the letters another group of students will use the "Snap-Together Letter Blocks" or the "Giant Alphabet Beads" to practice placing the letters in order. Last year my studetns loved using the "Alphabet Learning Locks" so much to practice recognizing corresponding uppercase and lowercase letters. The "Connect and Store Book Bin" will provide a place for my students to store their books. Finally, the "Store and Display Teaching Cart" will provide me the multifaceted storage I need to organize and teach lessons everyday. The combination of the series of kinestretic and visual activities will help students to build letter recognition fluency. Learning the names and sounds of the alphabet is the foundation of reading. Students will also be able to collaborate with one another while learning the alphabet.

By mastering the foundational skill of recognizing and naming letters in the alphabet, my kinder students will be able to build sight words and spell short words at the end of the year.

These games and materials will make it easier to differentiate instruction and make learning fun! Students will be able to master the foundational skills they need to become super stars

Ms. Allen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LM540 - Store & Display Teaching Cart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $399.00 1 $399.00
TT806 - Small-Group Tabletop Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 6 $167.94
TT779 - Magnetic Learning Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
DD267 - Snap & Slide Number Bonds - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 6 $119.94
GG379 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50
DD925 - All About Letters Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF525 - Snap-Together Letter Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC360 - People Colors® Crayons - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 6 $41.94
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
AA765 - Collage Pots - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
TS997 - Kwik Stix™ Tempera Painters - Set of 12 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 3 $35.97
KT2901 - Daily Attendance & Classroom Helpers Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA719 - Magic Board Printing Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
AA758VT - Connect & Store Book Bin - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
AA758YE - Connect & Store Book Bin - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
AA758RG - Connect & Store Book Bin - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
AA758RD - Connect & Store Book Bin - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
AA758GR - Connect & Store Book Bin - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
AA758BU - Connect & Store Book Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
GG206 - Refill Pack for Daily Attendance Name Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$1,450.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$132.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,635.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$288.61

Total project goal

$1,924.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,924.04

1 Donor

-$1,924.04

Donations toward project cost

-$1,635.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$288.61

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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