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Mrs. Donaldson from Newnan GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Phonics Fun!

Help me give my students every opportunity to learn reading and writing in a fun and systemic way using a multi-sensory approach. The sand and sand trays will be use for a kinesthetic approach to learning spelling patterns.

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My Project

I plan to use the sand and sand trays as one component to the kinesthetic aspect of learning. The feel of the sand will help them remember the letters and the sounds that they make. In the same way, they will use the screens to "feel" the letters. Once they have written them with the red crayons, they trace them feeling the bumps that the screens create. The students will use the craft sticks to hold a visual clue for short vowels. The index cards will be used as a visual and auditory component for pounding out syllables and tapping out sounds.

Using a multi-sensory approach to phonics will make sure that my students are engaged and eager to learn.

They will be able to visually, auditorily and kinesthetically learn how to read and write in a way that is proven to be effective.

Mrs. Donaldson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
50 Red Crayons Bulk - Single Color Crayon Refill - Regular Size 5/16" x 3-5/8" • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
ACTIVA Decor Sand, 5-Pound, Turquoise • Amazon Business $18.08 3 $54.24
WUWEOT 10 Pack Plastic Activity Tray, 10.9" X 8.3" Multipurpose Art and Crafts Organizer Tray for Slime and Sensory Toys, Beads, Orbeez Water Beads, Painting, DIY Projects, Fun Home Activities • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Purple Sand Art Sand, 7.5 Pounds of Colored Sand, Non-Toxic Arts and Crafts Sand for Children’s Projects, Wedding Unity Décor, Baby Showers, DIY Drawing and Sand Art Bottles, Bulk Sand Art Supplies • Amazon Business $23.45 2 $46.90
4-Pack of Darice Mesh Plastic Canvas - Clear - 10.5 x 13.5 • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
[10 Pack] 100 Sheets Plain Notepad - 4 x 6” White Blank Memo pad, Scratch Pad for Restaurant Server, Concession Stand, School and Office Supplies • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Storex Small Cubby Bins – Plastic Storage Containers for Classroom with Non-Snap Lid, 12.2 x 7.8 x 5.1 inches, Assorted Colors, 5-Pack (62406U05C) • Amazon Business $26.94 1 $26.94
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 90 lb/163 gsm, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Rarlan Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Fluorescent, 96 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $23.96 1 $23.96
Okllen 1000 Pack Colored Craft Sticks, 6 Inch Wooden Popsicle Sticks, Ice Pop Ice Cream Sticks Jumbo Wood Sticks for Kids' Art, DIY Projects, Home Classroom Craft Supplies • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Compact Mirror Bulk, Round Makeup Mirror for Purse, Set of 36 (4-Color) • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Nuova Premium Thermal Laminating Pouches, 9" x 11.5"/Letter Size/3 mil, 200 Pack (LP200H) • Amazon Business $16.02 1 $16.02
Craytastic! Stringamajigs Art Wax Craft Yarn Sticks for Kids - Bulk Party Set of 16 Packs, 12 Sticks Each Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Amazon Basics 5 x 8-Inch Ruled Lined White Index Note Cards, 500-Count • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Surebonder DT-100 Made in the USA All Purpose Stik-Mini Glue Sticks-All Temperature-5/16"D, 4"L Hot Melt Glue Sticks-100/ Pack • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
AdTech Mini Hi-Temp Hot Glue Combo Pack, White Gun (1 Pack) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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