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Ms. Bernath from Winder GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Blowing Away Our Sight Words!

Help me give my students sight word activities, leveled readers, "magic" reading glasses, and bubble gum machines as incentives to practice and master sight words!

  • $275 goal

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My Students

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my classroom! I teach kindergarten in a high poverty area (100% free breakfast and 75% free lunch) and most of my students have never even been to preschool. With budget cuts, we don't have the money to buy the resources that young children need to make learning fun. I want to give my students the resources they need to become successful, independent learners.

My students are so excited about school, and I want to give them every resource possible to foster their love of learning.

Though they may face challenges at home, they come in every day smiling and ready to learn. Please help us reach our goal! Thank you for your time and support!

My Project

I help my students master common "sight" words by using an incentive program that we call "Bubble Gum Words!" Students are given 10 sight words at a time to learn and master. Once mastered, the students get a dot sticker to place on their achievement chart and a real piece of gum. Once a student has mastered all of the common Kindergarten sight words (all 100) they will receive a small gumball machine to take home!

We are helping sight words stick with bubble gum!

I also need need hands-on sight word games, leveled readers, and "magic" reading glasses to make reading exciting! Thank you for considering my project!

Ms. Bernath
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT235 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT536 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE567 - Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Dubble Bubble Mini Dispenser 12 Pack-1.41 OZ. (40g) • Amazon Business $16.66 2 $33.32
YoHold Wizard Glasses with Round Frame No Lenses and Lightning Bolt Tattoos for Kids Halloween, St Patrick's Day Costume Party, 16 Pack of Each, Blac • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$187.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$233.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.12

Total project goal

$274.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.13

4 Donors

-$242.00

Donations toward project cost

-$205.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.30

match offer

-$32.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$27.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.82

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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