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Ms. McNamara from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Disguising All Work and No Play

The cost of a Letter-Sound Matching Instant Learning Center, a Rhyming Sounds Instant Learning Center, Phonemic Awareness Match-Ups, a Spell-A-Word Board, and Spell-A-Word Cards from Lakeshore Learning is $175, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Kindergarten classrooms have come a long way from circle time, sharing time and story time. Today's K classrooms have language arts and math programs that require time, assessment, and a true academic environment. The cliche, learning everything you need to know for life in kindergarten, is more true now than ever. The struggle and the art of teaching kindergarten then is to ensure that this academic instruction is delivered in a manner that five year olds can both digest and embrace. My biggest problem as a first year teacher has been my lack of resources to make my content engaging and exciting. Especially during our Independent Work Time when students get to choose their own activities, my file folder games and home-made puzzles lack a certain luster and longevity essential to keeping my very active class on task. While veteran teachers have amassed a great deal of games and centers over the years, I don't want my kids to miss out on developing a lifelong love of learning just because of my lack of time in the business. I know that choice is essential to learning and I want my kids to have a wide variety of opportunities to explore, create, and experience knowledge on their own terms.

Ms. McNamara
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE690X - Phonemic Awareness Match-Ups - Complete • Lakeshore Learning $36.00 1 $36.00
JJ488 - Spell-A-Word Board • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
TT821 - Rhyming Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
TT825 - Letter-Sound Matching Instant Learning C • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
JJ483 - Spell-A-Word Cards • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$112.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$144.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.73

Total project goal

$176.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$176.26

3 Donors

-$168.46

Donations toward project cost

-$145.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.37

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$0.00

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