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Mrs. Vizcarra from Daly City CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

ABCs ... I Can Read!

Help me give my students phonics and word building puzzles, alphabet dough mats, a book on word study and phonics and literacy centers.

  • $508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a wonderful Title I elementary school in Northern California. My students are from low socioeconomic backgrounds and most receive free or reduced-price lunch. More than 50% of our students are English Language Learners.

These students are hardworking children who come to school excited about the daily lessons.

I would like these children to have every opportunity available that will improve their chances to succeed while understanding our daily lessons. Having all the supplies available to help the children learn their daily lessons is very important.

My Project

If you teach kindergarten, literacy centers are a part of your day. When teaching kindergarten, I incorporate centers into literacy, math, and free play, as well as occasionally during science and social studies.

Centers are a great way to get students actively involved in their learning.

Literacy centers are made up of books, puzzles, phonics centers, listening centers etc... I’ve heard that a kindergartener's attention span is about 5-6 minutes, which is incredibly short! That means that we need to try to minimize whole group sitting and listening time. In turn, we need to maximize hands-on, independent learning time. Having students work in centers gives them important independent practice time, and it also allows us to give children more individualized attention as they meet with us in small groups. We want to make it fun for the students but at the same time academically meaningful. The puzzles I am asking for all touch upon key learning skills my students need. They will learn how to spell and read sight words, how to rhyme, as well as, blend sounds.

The phonics centers will allow me to differentiate my students' learning and also save me the time from having to create centers from scratch.

Mrs. Vizcarra
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF429 - Build-A-Word! Magnet Board - 3-Letter Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 4 $119.96
JJ130X - Sight-Word Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
EE905X - Phonological Awareness Learning Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics • Amazon Business $35.09 1 $35.09
PP622 - Decoding 2-Syllable Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT827 - Building Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ466 - Word Building Puzzles - 3-Letter Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EE909 - Rhyming Sounds Learning Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$362.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.17

Total project goal

$507.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$507.81

1 Donor

-$507.81

Donations toward project cost

-$431.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.17

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$0.00

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