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Mrs. Stapleton from Allen Park MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guiding Guided Reading

My students need magnetic letters and sight word blocks so everyone has their own set while working with me in small groups to help them create, spell, and read words and short sentences. We also need folder games.

  • $464 goal

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My Students

I have 25 Kindergarten students in my classroom. Of those 25 students, 15 speak English as their second language. I was nervous to begin the year not knowing the full extent of their language abilities. What do they know in English beginning school? Will they be able to communicate with me? Most of all how am I going to help all of my students grow?! After two weeks of getting to know everyone, I knew this would be a great year. I have never had a harder working group of 5 and 6-year-olds. They surprised me and continue to show me each day they are eager and excited to learn and have been making great progress in the classroom.

My Project

My students have worked hard for 4 months to learn their letters and letter sounds. Now we are ready to blend the sounds together and begin reading. I want to start guided reading groups to work with students who are at similar levels. With the magnetic letters and letter activity dice, I can help my students create words and have them use the letters to put a visual to the sounds they are hearing. Having these supplies available for everyone allows me more time to instruct instead of waiting for students to share and pass materials around. I will be able to focus more on my job to guide them during guided reading instruction. The self-checking folder games are great for students to use during independent work time to focus on skills that we work on in small group.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP520X - Reading Skills Folder Game Libraries - K-Gr. 1 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
GG310X - Sight-Word Magnets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
LL259 - Alphabet Activity Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE709 - Change-A-Sound Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG809 - Stack & Build Simple Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$358.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$394.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.59

Total project goal

$463.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$463.93

1 Donor

-$463.93

Donations toward project cost

-$394.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.59

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$0.00

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