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  • $544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Carrigan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Building A Strong Reading Foundation

My students need beginning & ending sound, letter naming, and rhyming activities to help build their reading foundational skills.

My Students

We have over 132 kindergarten students. All 6 Kindergarten classes are a mix of races and socioeconomic situations. Our children have a passion for learning and love coming to school. School is their safe haven where they are loved and respected.

We call our students, "our kids", because they have a big piece of our hearts.

We wouldn't be the teachers we are today without them! They teach us and remind us of things that we may take for granted. Their smiles light up our classrooms and the joy they have each day is so refreshing, especially in a world filled with so much hate and injustice.

My Project

Our Kindergarten students need phonemic awareness and letter naming activities that they can use independently during reading groups or invention block. Phonemic awareness includes things like rhyming, beginning/ending sounds, and blending sounds. These skills are crucial for beginning readers.

These new activities would drastically help increase our student's foundational reading knowledge.

Many of the children in our Kindergarten classes don't have access to reading materials at home so their only exposure is at school. We would love to have some more hands-on, exciting activities for our children to use throughout the day. This will build their love for reading as well as their basic reading skills.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL435X - Magnetic Sound Sorting Boards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
LL240X - Fill-In-The-Blank Magnetic Activity Tins - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
AA411 - Beginning Sounds Phonemic Awareness Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD691 - CVC Word Work Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF498 - Letter-Sound Matching Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
JJ157 - What’s the Rhyme? Sorting Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP291 - Self-Checking Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP497 - Alphabet Self-Checking Magnetic Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
JJ539 - Write & Wipe Alphabet Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
JJ465 - 4-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$394.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.46

Total project goal

$543.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.09

3 Donors

-$534.27

Donations toward project cost

-$461.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Ripple and 2 other donors.

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