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Mrs. Litvak from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building the Basics in PreK!

Help me give my students games and manipulatives to help develop early literacy skills!

  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a diverse inclusive classroom of low-income students aged 3 to 5. For most of my students, this is their first learning experience. All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch at school. We are located in the inner city of Pittsburgh and provide a free comprehensive program that is designed to nurture and support each child as we prepare them to transition to kindergarten.

My students are very interested in learning about letters, math social studies, engineering, and science, and they enjoy exploring with technology.

They are dreamers, thinkers, and questioners and love to discover new things about the world around them. Despite the challenges they face, they come to school each day ready to work and play with smiles and positive attitudes.

My Project

Many of my students do not have the basic literacy skills necessary to do well in school. I will be providing daily work boxes to help build these skills and to prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond.

By providing literacy materials for students to practice with daily I will be able to give them a headstart and prepare them for kindergarten.

File folder games allow students to work independently as they are building the skills necessary for kindergarten. Sorting and matching games will allow them to work both independently or with a partner. This build basic skills and social skills as they learn to share and work together.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD755X - Magnetic Language Rods - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 208 Pieces • Amazon Business $37.00 1 $37.00
Learning Resources Rainbow Sorting Crayons, Various Colors, 56 Pieces • Amazon Business $35.27 1 $35.27
D.J. Inkers Getting Ready for School File Folder Games to Go • Amazon Business $31.92 1 $31.92
Carson Dellosa Language Arts File Folder Game (140309) • Amazon Business $31.80 1 $31.80
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
Key Education Publishing Language Skills File Folder Game • Amazon Business $17.29 1 $17.29
Carson Dellosa Key Education Early Learning Language Library Learning Cards (845036) • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Self Adhesive dots Tapes White-Delivery by FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$290.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.35

Total project goal

$382.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.36

9 Donors

-$197.36

Donations toward project cost

-$167.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.60

match offer

-$185.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$157.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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