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Mrs. Heltzer from Flushing NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ABCs for ELLs

My students need magnetic letters to use so that they can identify and distinguish uppercase and lowercase letters and manipulate letters to create words.

  • $238 goal

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My Students

Do you remember learning the ABC's and the excitement that came along with singing the song and recognizing the letters? I see this excitement on my students' faces each morning we review the alphabet.

My students are kindergarteners at a Title I public school in Queens, New York.

These students are primarily English Language Learners (ELLs). For many of my students, this is their first time in school. Despite the language challenges they face, they are enthusiastic and excited about coming to school each day. Their hope and my goal is the same. It is for each child to be able to communicate both orally and in writing using English words.

My Project

The magnetic letters will get lots of use in my classroom during our word work period. Students will have an opportunity to explore and manipulate these letters. The students will use them to match uppercase and lowercase letters. They will use them to spell their own names and make many words. They will sort them by features, consonants, vowels, etc.

Magnetic letters will provide my kindergarten ELLs many hands-on opportunities to manipulate and explore letters while at the same time building a foundation for a love of literacy.

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Mrs. Heltzer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AlphaMagnets Lowercase (42 pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 10 $84.60
AlphaMagnets Uppercase (42 pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 10 $84.60

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