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  • $376 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Climer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Engaging Phonics and Word Study

My students need fun an interactive items, including magnetic language centers, instant learning centers, games and puzzles, to help them learn how to build words and to develop their phonics skills.

My Students

Our world is changing rapidly and the way that we teach students is changing too. Students need hands-on activities to keep learning interesting and relevant to them.

My class is a first grade class in the most economically depressed part of our school district.

Our school district is located in a rural part of Texas. At our school, over 77% of our students are identified as being economically disadvantaged. In my classroom, it is also important to note that 1/3 of the students are repeating first grade, due to their inability to master skills while attending other schools. This great number of students is in-part due to our school having over a 25% mobility rate. It is imperative for me to close the learning gaps for these students so that they will be successful during the rest of their educational careers.

My Project

I have requested several interactive white board games. These can be used with the technology I already have available to help students become more interested and engaged in phonics instruction. Students can use these independently or in groups at literacy station times. I can also engage all of the students in my classroom with whole group instruction using these games. I have also requested several hands-on learning centers and puzzles to help facilitate student exploration with words. These learning centers help to guide students to discover ways to manipulate letters and words and help students to become more engaged in their learning. As students discover and notice things on their own, they begin to take ownership of their learning and have a better opportunity to make connections and remember what they have learned.

The items that I have requested will help students learn in a way that is hands-on and interactive.

This generation of learners requires different resources than just a pencil and paper and it is important that I meet students where they are and help them to see that learning can be fun and engaging.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH955X - Phonemic Awareness Interactive Games - Complete Set - Single License CD-ROMs • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
EE183 - Sound Switch Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
HH855X - A Day at the Carnival Language Games - Complete Set - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
GG200X - Sound-It-Out Phonics Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LL310X - Magnetic Language Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 1 $79.95
EE188 - Simple Sentences Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
TT827 - Building Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95

Materials cost

$284.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$318.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.28

Total project goal

$375.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$375.20

4 Donors

-$375.20

Donations toward project cost

-$318.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.28

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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