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Ms. Johnson from Oxnard CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gamification Of Literacy

My students need fun, interactive, and engaging ways to learn literacy with phonics games, activity dice and puzzles.

  • $658 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic and hands-on kindergartners who like to experience their learning firsthand. This year we are focusing on STEAM activities including coding, gardening, robots and much more.

The students at my school all qualify for free breakfast and lunch, meaning that the food they get at school could be their only food that day.

Many of our students do not have the benefit of attending paid after school programs; therefore, classroom activities are that much more important for them.

My Project

I believe that learning should be a fun and desirable activity for all students. They should be excited by the prospect of learning and leave them hungry for more. Gamification is a technique I learned about in graduate school that involves making learning a game. Not only is this more fun for students, it keeps their brains constantly stimulated while they are playing like they are used to, due to computers and tablets.

These interactive and colorful reading games will also help me run small targeted centers in order to directly reach out to more students.

It is difficult to work with the entire class at the same time as many students are at different places in their learning. These games, puzzles and dice can help me target their specific area of need, as well as lead to their independent use of the games. This leaves time for me to pull out small groups of students for direct targeted instruction.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG365X - Touch & Read Phonics Match - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
LC682 - Vowel Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
RR993 - Alphabet Sounds Photo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD925 - All About Letters Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG562 - Build-A-Word Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA412 - Ending Sounds Phonemic Awareness Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT194 - I Can Build Simple Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE947 - CVC Words Giant Activity Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE598 - Word Building Stackers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
JJ466 - 3-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
JJ465 - 4-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
FK281 - Alphabet Photo Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
EE691 - Beginning Sounds Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
EE692 - Ending Sounds Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$477.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$558.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.61

Total project goal

$657.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$657.38

3 Donors

-$507.20

Donations toward project cost

-$431.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.93

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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