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Ms. Mays from Lexington KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun With Phonics!

My students need language and literacy materials to use in our classroom.

  • $540 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher of students in low income/single-parent family homes, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

The students in my classroom are students with learning and emotional disabilities.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many are students with a range of disabilities, emotional disturbance and specific learning disability. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may deprive them of life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Children introduced to reading early on tend to read earlier and excel in school compared to children who are not exposed to language and books at a young age (American Academy of Pediatrics). Reading, rhyming, singing, and talking — beginning from birth — profoundly influence literacy and language development, the foundations for all other learning.

More than 1 in 3 American children start Kindergarten without the skills they need to learn to read (American Academy of Pediatrics).

Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to learn to read. With your donation of alphabet learning blocks, alphabet sounds teaching, and the circle time learning center, we will be able to promote early literacy in our classroom. Reading is an essential skill for success in school and later in life.

Ms. Mays
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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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
DD755X - Magnetic Language Rods - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
5 Gallon Aquarium • Kaplan Early Learning Company $62.01 1 $62.01
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Feely Fabric Letters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
CA609 - Sing-Along Read-Along Classics with CDs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
Alphabet Mats • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 1 $12.71
Alphabet Fun To Know Puzzles: Uppercase & Lowercase • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.31 1 $9.31

Materials cost

$422.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$458.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.94

Total project goal

$539.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$539.60

1 Donor

-$539.60

Donations toward project cost

-$458.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.94

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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