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Mrs. VanTassel from Fayetteville NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alphabet Soup! Alphabet Materials to Help Build Words!

My students need these materials such as alphabet stamps and alphabet beads to use them as hands on ways to build sight words at their level.

  • $844 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a kindergarten teacher in a Title I school. My school population has shifted in the past few years, and this year we are giving every student free breakfast and lunch to meet their basic needs. No child should have to come to school hungry. By providing food for all students we are enabling our students to focus on learning instead of their hunger. Many of my students do not have a lot of parent support at home, and many lack exposure to technology and many experiences. I want to make up for these lack of experiences by exposing them to as many new experiences as possible through books, hands-on activities, and technology. My school is also very transient with students moving in and out of the school constantly. Near my school is a large military base, and many students move in and out throughout the school year as their parents receive new orders. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful!

My Project

My students need hands on materials that focus on the alphabet, letter recognition, and word building to explore with at Learning Center time. Our students will use these materials to explore their ability through building and making letters and sounds, and then words! These activities will be used during Learning Center times throughout the day as we read and write while learning together. They will be able to use these manipulatives during our whole group and small group time, learning letters and sounds as they make words as we explore literacy skills.

Your generous donation to our project will improve our K classroom by building a stronger reader and writer.

This will change our students' lives for the better. They will love school and feel success at an early age --- having fun while learning!

Mrs. VanTassel
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
PP490 - Giant Clear-View Alphabet Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
GG737 - Sight-Word Steps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH746 - Pop & Match Beginning Sounds Game Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
JJ132 - Sight-Word Puzzles - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
BD294 - Lace-A-Word Uppercase Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
JJ133 - Sight-Word Puzzles - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP844 - Sight-Word Seashell Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$628.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$49.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$717.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.60

Total project goal

$843.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$843.98

2 Donors

-$421.99

Donations toward project cost

-$358.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.30

match offer

-$421.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$358.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.30

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$0.00

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