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Mrs. Johnson-Brown from Philadelphia PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Authors and Illustrators Need Journals!

My students need alphabet puzzles to create words and become readers.

  • $498 goal

This project expired on January 5, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been in the Philadelphia School District for twenty years and I have been in my current school for seventeen years. I always strive to find new strategies to keep my students engaged and eager to learn. Each year, I need to develop new centers, incorporate new teaching techniques and styles in order to keep up with the changing community.

I believe all children can and want to learn and it is my job to help them achieve their goals and to become productive citizens.

Hopefully with the help of Donorschoose this year will be just as successful as my past years!

My Project

A lot of children entering kindergarten have not been to preschool or daycare, and some have limited support from home because they live in shelters, single parent homes, or the parents have limited reading skills themselves. These children can"t identify letters or numbers and may only be able to count up to five, and are only able to identify one to two shapes.

Centers are used in my classroom throughout the day.

By having My First Write Journals my students will be able to create and write their own stories which will help them become life long writers. They will also begin to see themselves as true authors and illustrators.

The Letter Sounds Puzzles and the Learning Letters Activity Center will be placed in my writing station along with letter tiles, letter sound bingo, letter sound dominoes and alphabet letter books. These centers will give my students who still need to identify letters a more hands on approach to enhance these skills. During small group instruction I will be able to work one on one with with these students using these centers by having the students identify letters, use the letter tiles to spell words and identify the letters in their names. The letter sound puzzles will help the students to begin to associate letter sounds with pictures. My students will also be able to work independently or with a partner using these centers. Having these centers will help enhance my students reading and writing skills.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA826 - Alphabet Sounds Picture Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
AA787 - My First Draw & Write Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 3 $98.97
LC740X - Learning Letters Activity Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT833 - Story Sequencing 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
LL569 - Sequencing Numbers 1-30 Puzzles - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FG246 - How Tall Am I?® Measurement Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99

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