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Mrs. Allen from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Fun for Learning Letters and Numbers

My students need manipulatives to help them learn letter sounds and numbers.

  • $484 goal

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My Students

My curious first graders love exploring our world! Due to our International Baccalaureate inquiry based learning model, their questions are endless! No matter where they are academically, whether it be above or below level, I want to assure that their education is engaging and accessible. Therefore, my students spend a majority of their day interacting with their peers, using technology to explore new concepts, and learning from each other as I help guide their instruction and answer their questions.

My independent learners need the right tools to keep them excited about learning and to prepare them for their futures.

Our classroom is created around building independence, so my students not only value the knowledge of their teacher, but, also learn how to love, value, and trust their peers.

My Project

The word formation sand tray and the sandpaper bundle will provide my students with a tactile experience to help them learn letter formation and will assist in their ability to connect writing letters with the appropriate letter sounds. Furthermore, the phonetic reading blocks and the alphabet letter game will help my students learn how to blend consonant vowel consonant words and practice rhyming. The number puzzles and number cards will provide my students with tools to help them learn one to one number correspondence which will build a foundation for adding and subtracting fluently. Finally, the basic life skills learn to dress boards will allow my students an opportunity to improve their fine motor skills.

These manipulatives will provide hands on opportunities for my students to learn their letter and numbers which is the foundation to reading and math.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WORD FORMATION SAND TRAYS SET OF 4 • School Specialty $165.64 1 $165.64
Tactile Sandpaper Complete Bundle (Lowercase Letters, Uppercase Letters and Numerals) by Didax • Amazon Business $48.50 1 $48.50
Primary Concepts, PC-3003 Word Formation Single Learning Sand Tray • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Kenley Reading Blocks & Numbers Puzzle - Montessori Materials Educational Toys for Toddlers 2 3 4 5 Years - ABC Alphabet Spelling Letter & Number Game - Learning Tools for Kindergarten Preschool Kids • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
The Original Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks - Educational Materials for the Beginning Reader Toddler 3 4 5 6 Year Old - Eco Friendly Wooden CVC Manipulative Toy for Kindergarten Language Learning • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Montessori Material Early Learning Basic Life Skills Learn to Dress Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/set toys for toddlers by Blue Sky • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
EVINIS Baby Toy Wooden Blocks Montessori Educational Toys Mathematical Intelligence Stick Building Blocks gift-Wooden Number Cards and Counting Rods with Box • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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