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  • $221 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Briley
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Go Bananas For Spelling!

My students need 10 Bananagrams games for a fun and effective way to practice spelling patterns.

My Students

Can spelling practice be both fun and effective? With the right materials it can!

My students are a wonderfully diverse and energetic group of people.

They want to do things well and spelling words correctly is one aspect of writing that interests them. We are a school community that includes students and families who are not only from all walks of life, but from many places around the globe!

My Project

We are studying spelling by using root words, then building on them with prefixes and suffixes. Using Bananagrams tiles to build the words from the roots will give my students a hands-on way to see how the parts of the word affect the whole! Currently, we are analyzing words on paper by breaking down roots, suffixes and prefixes in writing. This is a good place to start, but being able to manipulate letter tiles will help all learners see how much fun word study can be. It will also help them to figure out the meaning of unknown, complicated words as they read and write. Along with spelling studies, these Bananagrams games will help with learning new vocabulary words, finding ways that words connect with one another, and enjoying the process of "word play." In short, these games will engage my students in activities that could transform a worksheet activity into a lively, interactive, memorable learning experience!

All students crave success, especially in writing.

Often it is the fear and frustration of misspelling words that stops their bright ideas from coming across in their work. The more expertise they gain with words, the more confident they will be in expressing themselves. These Bananagram games will help to make that happen!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bananagrams(r) Word Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.86 10 $128.60

Materials cost

$128.60

Vendor shipping charges

$15.43

State sales tax

$6.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$187.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.07

Total project goal

$220.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$220.46

4 Donors

-$103.17

Donations toward project cost

-$93.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.48

match offer

-$110.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Horace Mann and 4 other donors.

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