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Mrs. Zemanek from University Pl WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun in First Grade!

Help me give my students the tools that they need for academic and social purposes. Many students also need support refining their fine motor skills, which many of these activities will support!

  • $761 goal

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My Students

In my classroom, there is a wide variety of students with different learning needs. Students enter a classroom where they feel safe and excited to learn and explore! Each child is loved and appreciated for who they are and their uniqueness in which they bring to the classroom environment!

Although these resources will be used primarily in my classroom, all of the first graders will benefit from access to all of the material through our walk to read intervention program!

My Project

Students in my class need materials to support their learning and social skills. Through these materials, students will be able to explore with hands on manipulatives, art projects and games that will help them grow as learners.

Our school uses a daily 5 model, where students are working independently while I am teaching small groups.

With these materials, students will be able to continue their independent and small group learning through sight word games, handwriting and reading. The math and reading games that I have included in this project will help students learn their sight words and math facts. The 9-sided dice will be used for many learning and math games. The pocket charts will be used to organize my reading groups so that students have a visual of where they will be and what is expected of them during that time.

Many of my students are still building strength for fine motor skills. I have included some activities in my project that will help them build these skills and meet the needs of my students with special needs. The wobble chair will help my student that needs to move in order to focus. The magna-tiles will be a great STEM resource for students to help them increase their critical thinking and team work skills through hands-on learning.

To help build a positive classroom environment, I believe in positive reinforcements and building relationships. The stickers will be used daily as a positive reinforcement for all students in their sticker chart. The birthday bracelets help build a relationship with each student in a place where they feel they belong.

Mrs. Zemanek
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles 48-Piece Clear Colors DELUXE Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $74.50 1 $74.50
CR122RD - Wobble Chair - Red - 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Crayola 53-0525-1 8 Pan Set Washable Watercolors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $24.87 2 $49.74
RA417 - Lakeshore Word Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Crayola Crayons Bulk, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Melissa & Doug Alphabet Wooden Lacing Cards With Double-Sided Panels and Matching Laces • Amazon Business $28.91 1 $28.91
TYH Supplies Set of 30 Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Neon Colors • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game, 8 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
LK522BU - Heavy-Duty Small Pocket Chart - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LK522RD - Heavy-Duty Small Pocket Chart - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Sinceroduct Stickers for Kids, 3D Puffy Stickers, 64 Different Sheets, 3200+ Stickers, Including Animals, Cars, Trucks, Airplane, Food, Letters, Flowers, Pets and Tons More: Toys & Games • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
TD341 - Indestructible Lacing Cards Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
25 Count Assorted Pack of 10 Sided Dice - Multi Colored Assortment of D10 Polyhedral Dice • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Edupress 1435934 Edupress EP3757 Grades K to 1, 1.3" Height, 3.6" Width, 7" Length • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Stickers 1000 + and 20 Different Scenes , 3D Puffy Stickers, Year-Round Sticker Bulk Pack for Teachers School,Students, Toddlers,Scrapbooking, Girl Boy Birthday Present Gift, Including Cars and More • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Raymond Geddes Its your Birthday Pencil, 72 Pack (69608) • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Teacher Created Resources Happy Birthday Wristbands, Multi Color (6559) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59

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