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Ms. Komora from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring the Alphabet

Help me give my students ways to explore letter sounds, using the tubs to identify and sort a variety of adorable miniatures.

  • $458 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students range in ages from 3 years old to 5 years old. They all come to school with smiles on their faces every day even though they all come from low socio-economic families that struggle from day to day. Many of my students are new to this country and are still learning English among other things.

Many of my students have very limited schooling in their own language and are now thrust into a formal school setting with little knowledge of English and experience.

The primary languages that are spoken in the classroom include English, Burmese, and Napoli. Even though there are language barriers the children do not let that hold them back; they love to create, learn and explore!

As the teacher, I focus on their strengths and we will build on those to help strengthen any weaknesses. It is my job as the teacher to provide the students with the tools and knowledge they will need to succeed.

My Project

The alphabet learning tubs are perfect for exploring letter sounds, with the help of a variety of adorable miniatures for each letter of the alphabet. We can use the tubs to play memory games witch will help build vocabulary skills. They even include hard-to-find items like an igloo, X-ray, quilt and working yo-yo.

The geoboards will be used to help form shapes, which will enhance the students understand of two-dimensional shapes.

They will be able to create their own shapes and build an understanding of regular and non-regular polygons.

The Natural Blocks will allow the students to build their own trees. These blocks will be a great addition to our block center, especially during our tree study.

Ms. Komora
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC856 - Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
FF353 - Nature Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LL459 - Geoboard Design Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA627 - Teaching Tubs Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DA363 - Best-Buy 9" Geoboards - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DA362 - Best-Buy 6" Geoboards - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
DA365 - Extra Rubber Bands • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
DA365 - Extra Rubber Bands • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$353.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$389.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.69

Total project goal

$457.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$457.92

2 Donors

-$432.92

Donations toward project cost

-$367.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.94

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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