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Mrs. Henderson from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Our Literacy!

Help me give my students literacy materials like the letter recognition center, phonemic awareness game, I can build simple words set and a 20 pack of the my letters alive journal; it will enhance my "prescholars" pre-reading skills!

  • $547 goal

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My Students

"A teachers heart for students can create a world of ambitious young minds." I am a teacher of eighteen mixed age group of 3, 4 and 5 year old awesome "prescholars". While my "prescholars" are mixed in age range they are enthusiastic, kind, loving and eager to learn individuals! Each student has their own unique gifts and talents that they display through everyday physical, social-emotional and academic skills. My 3 year old "prescholars" may be working on learning routines and self-help skills, while my 4 year olds are identifing their names and my 5 year olds are identifying letters and sounds. Having materials in order for me to differentiate lessons and materials available for each age level to explore is essential to their academic growth. The students in my classroom are always excited about new activities to explore. We enjoy hands-on learning in a cooperative environment. Our students interact with each other as a "School Family" insuring that all students feel welcomed and loved.

My Project

The materials that I am requesting will help enhance our new literacy center. I will be using these materials such as the phonemic awareness folder game I requested as a teacher to lead a large group learning activity. I will also utilize the materials as small group activities. One of many lessons that I'm planning for small group is helping my preschoolers to recognize their names as a whole as well as the letters in their name. Using the My Letter journal that I have requested will help students identify letters of the week and also understand beginning sounds of words. They will also develop emergent writing skills using this journal, as they explore how to form each letter. The donation will make a difference in my students life by helping them gain a jump start to having an awareness of print, develop letter recognition and sound; which will promote & expand their reading and writing literacy skills. They will be Kindergarten ready!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Letters alive(r) Journal - PreK (Pack of 20) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $158.95 1 $158.95
Alphabet Soup Sorters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $53.99 1 $53.99
FF196 - Phonemic Awareness Folder Game Library - Pre K-K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT824 - Letter Recognition Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT194 - I Can Build Simple Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Fox in the Box - Positional Words Activity Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
GR212 - Writing Claws - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Pre-Reading Skills Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Ideal School Supply Tactile Letters Kit Manipulative • Quill.com $17.36 1 $17.36
Alphabet Match Me Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
Match It Puzzles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
Eureka Dr. Seuss Opposites Self-Correcting Puzzle, 2" x 5-1/2" (EU-867421) • Quill.com $7.55 1 $7.55

Materials cost

$427.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$464.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.93

Total project goal

$546.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$546.20

3 Donors

-$243.38

Donations toward project cost

-$232.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

match offer

-$273.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$232.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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