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Mrs. Huisken from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Phonics Skills

Help me give my students phonics manipulatives to help them build letter recognition and learn letter sounds.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

If I could describe my students in five words they would be: energetic, loving, inspiring, fearless, and spunky. Many of my students come from low-income families and lack basic necessities such as food, notebooks, pencils and warm clothing for winter.

Despite the many challenges my students face, I want to make school a comfortable and welcoming place for them.

My students are truly unique and deserve the best. Your donation would mean the world to them and would make coming to school a wonderful experience. Thank you so much in advance!

My Project

Literacy at an early age is so important to the development of children. Phonics is taught in the early years because it is an important part of learning how to read. Learning phonics helps children learn to read and spell words accurately and quickly.

When a child is taught phonics, he or she can use that knowledge to decode unknown words.

With your donation, my students will be able to have hands-on experiences by using these phonics manipulatives such as magnetic letters for word work practice during our center time. My students will be so excited to have fun activities to learn phonics! We are so thankful you have considered to fulfill this project!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Dots(r) Jr. Alphabet Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 4 $53.84
Hot Dots(r) Jr. Beginning Phonics Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 4 $53.84
Hot Dots(r) Jr. Pen • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 4 $46.64
CVC Word Building Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 4 $28.64
Unifix(r) CVC Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
AlphaMagnets Uppercase (42 pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 2 $17.92
AlphaMagnets Lowercase (42 pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 2 $17.92

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