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Mrs. Meyer from Slayton MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Literacy Learning with Magnets!

My students need hands-on materials such as magnetic dry erase boards and magnetic letters to help them learn how to read and write words more fluently.

  • $176 goal

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My Students

How can we ensure that all student learn? By providing them with a variety of engaging activities and providing them with rich vocabulary daily. I have a classroom full of students who want to learn and be successful. These students are just learning how to make and read new words which is one of the main building blocks of helping them become fluent, life-long readers. About 30% of them receive free and reduced lunches and many come from single family homes.

My energetic six and seven year old students come from a variety of economic backgrounds in a rural community.

They are eager to learn and love to explore with hands-on materials. My students come in to class each day excited to be engaged and learn new material. They love to touch and see whatever it is that they are learning about. Each day is a day filled with exploration and knowledge building in our classroom.

My Project

By using magnetic letters and dry erase white boards, students will be given the opportunity to practice making and writing new words each day. These materials will allow students to be engaged in making new words using a hands-on approach which is proven by research to help the brain retain information.

Students will LOVE being able to have their OWN white board and magnetic letters during small group learning time.

The materials will allow students to quickly change one word into another using the magnetic letters to help them be better readers! Students needs lots of exposure to new words each day to retain them and be able to use them in their reading and writing. Students learn by doing and the white boards and magnetic letters will provide students the opportunity to learn while making and writing.

Mrs. Meyer
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
LC148 - Magnetic Word Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
BOARD MAGNETIC DRY ERASE LINED • School Specialty $4.25 7 $29.75
LC357 - Word Building Magnetic Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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