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Ms. Jeannie from Berkeley CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Early Literacy Materials for Kindergarten

The cost of a collection of learning centers, including Lowercase Magentic Set and Ladybugs Alphabet Box, is $267, 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>.

  • $267 goal

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I am currently teaching kindergarten at Emerson School in Berkeley. We have a diverse population with regards to cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Acquiring solid reading skills has been a major focal point in our curriculum development. Each year, the students enter with a huge span of academic skills. Some students recognize all the letters of the alphabet and can read simple sentences, while others are unable to recognize their names. As a veteran teacher (16 years), I understand the need to make literacy activities enjoyable and meaningful. Kindergartners learn by seeing and doing. I am requesting a variety of hands-on literacy resources to be used directly by the students. Many of the materials will be used to solidify alphabet knowledge (names, sounds, etc.) and help develop early reading skills. The materials will be used by every member of the class (20 students). Strong literacy skills are needed for students to build upon as they move through their academic careers. Much research has been written on the importance of early literacy experiences. My goal is to provide my students with a rich variety of literacy based activities.

Ms. Jeannie
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of 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
TT825 - Letter-Sound Matching Instant Learning C • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
TT827 - Building Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
TT824 - Letter Recognition Instant Learning Cent • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
TT821 - Rhyming Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
TT822 - Beginning Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
TT896 - Penguins Alphabet Box • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
TT894 - Ladybugs Alphabet Box • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
LC5402 - Lowercase Magnetic Letter Set • Lakeshore Learning $3.95 4 $15.80
LC5421 - Uppercase Magnetic Letter Set • Lakeshore Learning $3.95 4 $15.80

Materials cost

$165.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$218.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.93

Total project goal

$266.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$266.26

3 Donors

-$238.33

Donations toward project cost

-$219.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.74

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$0.00

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