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Mrs. Rhodes from Springfield IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Giving Words to Understand the World

Help me give my students tools to learn how to talk about and understand the world around them.

  • $832 goal

This project expired on April 18, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

All of my students are from an impoverished, high-needs community. These students need lots of support to meet their educational goals. They need a variety of ways to learn with multiple exposures to the same materials.

My classroom consists of students that struggle with reading and writing in grades kindergarten through fifth.

My students have a thirst for knowledge and look forward to learning. They are given opportunities to work at their instructional level and are given extra support so they can make catch up growth.

My Project

Students will be able to see, touch, hear, and acquire words to help them navigate the world around of them. Students can use the house pet puzzle to hear the sounds that the animals make. We can talk about the differences and similarity of the animals. They can use the different types of animals to sort with the farm animals, the jungle animals, and the house pets.

The students will see and act out with the career dolls the jobs that they do.

This will help build vocabulary, understanding of types of jobs, and encourage students to learn collaboratively. Students will use the shapes and color toys to learn how colors and shapes can be found throughout the world.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wooden Transportation Set - Set of 24 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $71.96 3 $215.88
Wildlife Animals Collection - Set of 32 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $62.96 3 $188.88
Animals On the Farm Set (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $43.16 3 $129.48
Vinyl Career Figures • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.36 3 $97.08
Pet Peg Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.69 3 $35.07

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