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Ms. Allen from Memphis TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alphabet for Life!

Help me give my students a portable easel to display what they've learned.

  • $273 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an educator in a charter school composed of a 60/40 ratio of Latinos and African Americans. Most of the kindergartners are from low socioeconomic families. Many of them are new to the American culture, limited in the English language, and away from their parents for the first time, in a strange environment.

They will enter Kindergarten with language barriers and limited exposure.

However. they will become scholars exposed to experiences that will help them meet my academic and social expectations.

My Project

A portable easel will help students display what they learn. They can write on it , give felt representations of letters and objects they represent. Alphabet pocket charts help students have an actual visualization of printed letters and their correct formation. Alphabet games will give opportunity for play, practice and peer tutoring.

These materials will be very helpful for the Hispanic students in my class.

They are in a new environment, and being able to see and use material is very helpful. Having the chance to hold letters, make the sounds, then make and say words will make the alphabet LIVE for them.

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Ms. Allen
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 63 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3 IN 1 PORTABLE EASEL • School Specialty $59.47 1 $59.47
DD925 - All About Letters Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC528GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BJ7471 - 1 1⁄2" Ruled Chart Tablet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
MARKERS ULTRA-WASHABLE DUO COLOR MAPED SET OF 10 • School Specialty $2.75 1 $2.75
PAPER NEWSPRINT 7X8.5 IN YELLOW SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $2.39 1 $2.39
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$192.56

Vendor shipping charges

$6.46

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$231.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.93

Total project goal

$272.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$272.84

2 Donors

-$272.84

Donations toward project cost

-$231.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.93

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$0.00

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