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Mrs. Zavala from Huron CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Colorful Center Activities for the Kindergarten Student

My students need phonics learning centers and alphabet books to help develop letter recognition through interactive experiences with each other, adults and colorful materials.

  • $674 goal

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My Students

The funds needed are to support a reading lab that services approximately 150 students in grade K-5th grade daily. Out of those students, 40 students in kindergarten receive reading intervention by 1 classroom teacher and 7 paraprofessionals. The students are considered Dual language learner, and live in an environment of economic scarcity. The demographic of the students are 95% English language leaner and the entire student population receives free lunch. Last year, approximately 30% of our students entered kindergarten with letter recognition of less than 4 letters and 12 students enter kindergarten designated as a newcomer to the country and did not know the English language. Less than 50% of our students attended preschool prior to entering kindergarten and do not have the readiness skill for school.

One of the main reasons for our need for additional funding is that our school is part of a K-12th grade district that combines funds to support two towns.

With our large percentage of English language learners, our students require resources to develop their learning, modalities, and developmental skills. The community is surrounded by agriculture and many of our families are employed as farm laborers.

My Project

These items selected for our intervention reading lab provides a diverse selection of resources to use with recognizing letter names and sounds. These center activities are designed to allow interaction experiences with other students and the teacher. The alphabet chart will be used to sort pictures by beginning letter sounds, help with reciting the alphabet whole group daily, and alphabet order. The alphabet picture book allows the teacher to anchor lessons to text, which develops literacy and concepts about print. Students will eagerly use these tools during small group instruction and actively engaging with other students while working in the lab.

The kindergarten student learns through play and hand-on learning activities, therefore, these resources provide the necessary tools to develop student learning.

There are 8 kindergarten groups that meet in the intervention lab at one time 4 days per week which requires a large amount of resources. These various center activities allow the aides and teacher a variety to offer our student to encourage motivation and engagement during small group instruction. The need for 8 of each center activity book is that these books may not be copied, so each paraprofessional and teacher need an original copy.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Take It to Your Seat Phonics Centers, Grades PreK-K • Amazon Business $23.99 8 $191.92
Carson Dellosa Traditional Manuscript Alphabet with Photographs Bulletin Board Set (3429) • Amazon Business $12.99 8 $103.92
Shoe Box Learning Centers: Alphabet: 30 Instant Centers With Reproducible Templates and Activities That Help Kids Practice Important Literacy Skills—Independently! • Amazon Business $8.10 8 $64.80
A Is for Apple (Trace-and-Flip Fun!) (Smart Kids Trace-And-Flip) • Amazon Business $7.95 8 $63.60
30 9 X 12 SELF SEAL Brown Kraft Catalog Envelopes - 28lb (38030) • Amazon Business $6.99 8 $55.92
25 Read & Write Mini-Books That Teach Word Families: Fun Rhyming Stories That Give Kids Practice With 25 Keyword Families • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84

Materials cost

$490.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$572.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.97

Total project goal

$673.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$673.16

1 Donor

-$673.16

Donations toward project cost

-$572.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.97

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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