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Mrs. Quinn from Syracuse NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun With Phonics

Help me give my students fun ways to learn and practice phonemic awareness through learning games.

  • $163 goal

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My Students

My students are smart, creative, and inquisitive 2nd graders. They live and thrive in an area of high poverty. The classroom is an English as a New Language (ENL) full immersion classroom. Half of the class are native English speakers, while the other half is ENL.

For many of the students, this is their first experience going to school in a formal capacity.

This means many times students are unprepared for what to expect. My students are curious and ask why or how many times a day. The students desire to research and find answers to their questions. They prefer to find the answer on their own instead of being told the answer.

My Project

My students need fun games to help with their phonics instruction. Students work in small groups for 45 minutes each day. The games chosen would allow students to have choices during small group independent work, besides worksheets. The Zingo! games focus on sight words and building words. Students will also have time to practice spelling with the three word builder games.

All the games chosen allow for students to self assess and correct any mistakes while still feeling successful.

The magnetic wands and chips would assist students while working on phonemic awareness. This allows students to have a tactile representation of the word without using the letters. The chips represent the sounds (phonemes) heard in words and the wand allows students a blend the sounds together to create a word.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ThinkFun Zingo Word Builder Early Reading Game - Award Winning Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Magnetic Bingo Wand 4-Pack & 400 Colorful Metal-Ring Bingo Chips | Educational STEM Resource | Kids Classroom Learning Toys | Science Play to Teach Counting, Pointing, and Sharing • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ThinkFun Zingo Sight Words Early Reading Game - Toy of the Year Finalist, A Fun and Educational Learn to Read Game Developed by Educators for Pre-K to 2nd Graders • Amazon Business $18.39 1 $18.39
BOHS Literacy Wiz Fun Game - Upper Case Sight Words - 60 Flash Cards - Preschooler Language Learning Educational Toys • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
BOHS Literacy Wiz Fun Game -Lower Case Sight Words - 60 Flash Cards - Preschooler Language Learning Educational Toys • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Little Treasures Matching Letter Game, Teaches Word Recognition, Spelling & Increases Memory, 3 Years & Up • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Learning Resources Pop for Blends Game, Phonics Game, 2-4 Players, 92 Cards, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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