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Ms. S. from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Vocab for Brighter Futures

Help me give my students engaging, interactive materials to practice skills such as describing, categorizing, and sequencing, like the Transportation, Farm and Food & Nutrition theme boxes.

  • $547 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students have a variety of speech and/or language impairments ranging from autism spectrum disorder to learning disabilities which impact them socially and educationally. In addition to this, several of my students come from low-income households with little access to language and literacy resources. Despite the challenges they face, each one is motivated to learn and communicate. I strive to provide my students with a safe, nurturing environment where they can work hard to achieve their goals and form lasting relationships.

My Project

These materials will continue to enhance the vocabulary rich environment I strive to provide my students. They are noticeably more motivated and engaged when given the opportunity to use colorful hands on materials.

By placing materials such as these into sensory bins or pocket charts, my students grow eager for their turn to participate and share.

I have seen even the quietest students come out of their shells when given hands-on tools such as the theme boxes and storyteller writing box. Theme boxes and building language photo cards can be used to develop vocabulary by addressing skills such as describing items, categorizing, and making comparisons. The story teller box, sequencing cards, and “What’s Happening?” photo cards support formulation of descriptive sentences and narratives. There is no end to what my students are able to accomplish when they actively participate. I am thrilled to watch my students develop in to confident, expressive communicators.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF937 - Transportation Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF961 - Farms Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF966 - Seasons & Weather Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF968 - Food & Nutrition Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
AA248 - Building Language Photo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF955X - Story Sequencing Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP949 - Positional Words Resource Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF236 - Sequence & Write Story Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL904 - Storyteller Writing Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
JJ685 - What’s Happening? Photo Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$427.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$464.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.94

Total project goal

$546.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$546.26

9 Donors

-$441.00

Donations toward project cost

-$374.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.15

match offer

-$105.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.79

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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