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  • $240 goal

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Mrs. Sperfslage
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Build It And They Will Come. Build Words And They'll Read!

My students need hands-on materials, such as word work centers and a Folder Game Library, to use during our center time and Daily 5 time that will focus on creating, writing and reading words.

My Students

"Build it and they will come." This is a quote made famous from the baseball movie, "Field of Dreams", that was filmed in rural Iowa. I believe that if my students have the materials to build words, they will be able to read!

My students live in rural Iowa in a high poverty school district.

They overcome numerous problems at home that many adults never have to face. However, despite these circumstances, they still arrive each day with bright, eager faces ready to learn. Like almost all children, when they can become engaged in learning through the use of games and play, success follows at a higher rate. I may not be able to fix their troubles at home, but I will do all that I can to inspire them during their time spent at school.

My Project

The resources that I am requesting are all hands-on word work centers, that can either be played individually or in groups. The materials cover a range of varying materials, including: twisting letter rods to create words, file folder games to find words, and foam letters to match onto word cards.

I will never be able to provide my students financially the opportunities for trips and lavish gifts.

However, I will be able to provide them the beginning foundation that they need to further their dreams/goals by providing them an opportunity to learn to read and write. While reading, their minds will be able to take them to unimaginable places. Your generous gift will provide an opportunity to contribute to the dreams of numerous students, not only this year's class but for many future years.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD691 - CVC Word Work Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF199 - Word Work Folder Game Library - Pre-K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
HH441 - Search for Sight-Words - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT194 - I Can Build Simple Words! • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD316 - Twist & Turn 3-Letter Word Builders - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$159.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$203.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.88

Total project goal

$239.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$239.19

1 Donor

-$119.59

Donations toward project cost

-$101.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.94

match offer

-$119.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$101.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by NEA Foundation and one other donor.

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