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Mr. Spiegel from Merced CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Literacy Learners for Life

My students need headphones that are durable and don't tangle. They also need Literacy Centers that challenge and round out their skills.

  • $653 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in a rural neighborhood in Merced, CA. My kindergarten classroom mirrors the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of California's Central Valley. Many of my students are first generation and lower-income and are from homes where they speak either Hmong, Spanish, or Russian as their primary language.

For most children, Kindergarten is the first stop in their educational journey.

At this critical time, it is vital to provide students with the tools and manipulatives that keep learning engaging, relevant and interesting. My students are creative and playful and I want to encourage these tendencies while simultaneously boosting their educational abilities.

My Project

My more advanced students need literacy centers that challenge their abilities and push their reading and writing skills (such as the sentence, word writing and word building activities) , while my struggling students need literacy centers that allow them to have fun in a variety of ways while simultaneously practicing the basic skills we have already learned in class (like the sight word fishing center). My class also needs durable, tangle-free headphones for our listening center, as a better option to the cheap ones provided by the district that the the kids quickly break, lose, or turn into a tangled-mess. Finally, the table-top whiteboards will give my students more opportunities to practice their writing, as well as a magnetic space in order to do their magnetic word building and math centers.

While my first literacy project was a fantastic start- this project would help me round out my students abilities and to challenge my students to push their literacy skills even further through fun, challenging and engaging centers.

This project would allow me much more flexibility in providing differentiated literacy education for my students. This means I would be able to reach my lower-students at their level and bring them back to grade-level while still challenging the limits of my advanced students.

Mr. Spiegel
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FN2924CX - Listening Center Headphones - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LL240X - Fill-In-The-Blank Magnetic Activity Tins - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
EduKid Toys Tabletop MAGNETIC EASEL & WHITEBOARD (2 Sided) • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
HH706 - Flip & Read Sight-Word Sentences • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE567 - Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT194 - I Can Build Simple Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT507 - Fishing for Sight-Words - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
Large Wood Tower Game 48 pieces • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
RR207 - Roll & Write Word Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Key Education Sentence Building • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
Dough Tools - 5 Piece Assortment • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
GG183 - Sight-Word Daily Activity Journal - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.79 1 $3.79

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