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Dr. Love from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of classroom supplies and LeapPad programs is $588, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $588 goal

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As a first grade teacher I know the importance of teaching phonics, along with other reading strategies. I work with a group of 29 first graders on the south side of Chicago. This group of students is very eager to learn, but lack some of the basic skills needed to read. If you would be willing to help fund the materials that I am asking for my students will be able to take an active part in their own learning. My goal is to have the students use the Leap Pad Learning Systems to listen to the letter sounds so that they can hear the proper way to pronounce each letter, blend, diphthong, digraph or controlled vowel sound. We will also utilize the listening lotto materials to practice hearing the sounds. We would use the writing paper and chart paper to create our own words and word lists to increase our listening and writing ability. As my students become more comfortable with the sounds that letters make and as they learn how to write various words, then they can write their own stories using the skills that the Leap Pad Learning System and listening lotto has reinforced.

Dr. Love
Grades PreK-2
  • Banneker Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG300X - Phonemic Awareness Listening Lottos - Co • Lakeshore Learning $69.50 1 $69.50
LeapPad Learning System • Classroom Direct $59.99 2 $119.98
Pacon Adjustable Pocket Chart Stand • Office Depot Inc. $37.86 1 $37.86
3M Post-it(R) Self-Stick Easel Pads, Plain White Paper, 25quot x 30quot, Box Of 2 Pads • Office Depot Inc. $33.73 2 $67.46
LeapPad Program: Short Vowel and Vowel Review • Classroom Direct $14.99 1 $14.99
LeapPad Program: R & L Controlled Vowels • Classroom Direct $14.99 1 $14.99
LeapPad Program: Vowel Dipthongs and Digraphs • Classroom Direct $14.99 1 $14.99
LeapPad Program: Consonant Blends • Classroom Direct $14.99 1 $14.99
LeapPad Prgram: Letters & Sounds • Classroom Direct $14.99 1 $14.99
Sanford(R) Prismacolor(R) Magic Rub(R) Vinyl Erasers, White, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $6.05 3 $18.15
Sanford(R) Sharpie(R) Flip Chart(TM) Markers, Set Of 8 Colors • Office Depot Inc. $5.83 2 $11.66
newsprint red and blue ruled grade 1 paper • Classroom Direct $4.29 2 $8.58
Zaner-Bloser Broken Midline Tablet • Classroom Direct $1.19 3 $3.57

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