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Mrs. Nunez from Long Beach CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Centers for Students

My students need 8 different literacy learning centers and phonics stamps, as well as beginning, middle, and end sounds Match-Ups.

  • $535 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Centers, centers.....read all about it!!! Literacy centers have many benefits for both students and teachers. However, the students in my classroom have yet to discover these many benefits. Wanting to start centers this school year, I'm faced with a dilemma: I have no centers!

My language arts class is full of kindergarten and first grade students.

They are very eager to learn and they love the challenge of thinking. They attend the charter school where I teach. At our school, we balance our literacy program between the whole language approach and direct phonics instruction. Our most important goal for each student is for them to develop THE LOVE FOR LEARNING! We develop our own curriculum based on the strengths and needs we see in our students. We help each student learn at their own level and pace, yet we continue to challenge them every single day.

My Project

With center-based instruction, I will be able to have some students working independently or in small groups while spending time on small group instruction. This will allow me to multi-task more efficiently and gear activities to students’ specific learning needs. I will be able to focus on different reading levels while students are working in centers such as learning sight words, short and long vowels, beginning and ending sounds. Having centers will also allow me to provide choices for my students and make their learning relevant, personal, and engaging.

My project is very important because it benefits every single individual in my classroom.

Each student will be able to receive instruction at their level and will be able enjoy their activity of choice. Offering choices to my students will help them become responsible, independent learners. At the same time, they will be reinforcing skills that will take them hand in hand towards the path of literacy.

Mrs. Nunez
Grades PreK-2
  • New City Charter School
  • Long Beach, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH533 - Syllable Count Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
GG299 - Fill-In-The-Blank Phonics Stamps - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
FF488 - Sound-It-Out Word Stretchers • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
EE694 - Middle Sounds Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
EE691 - Beginning Sounds Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
EE692 - Ending Sounds Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
EE693 - Rhyming Sounds Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
LL789 - Let's Talk! Phonemic Awareness Box • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
HH688 - Phonemic Awareness Stamp Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LL816 - Ending Sounds Phonics Train • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
LL818 - Beginning Sounds Phonics Train • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
LL817 - Rhyming Sounds Phonics Train • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
TT825 - Letter-Sound Matching Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
LL177 - Alphabet Sounds Sorting Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LL591 - Using Sight-Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
LL593 - Compound Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
LL595 - Vowel Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
LL597 - Writing Super Sentences Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
DG326 - Take It to Your Seat Literacy Centers - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$379.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$454.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.23

Total project goal

$534.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$534.87

1 Donor

-$534.87

Donations toward project cost

-$454.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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