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Ms. Hill from Middletown NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Reading

My students need engaging, hands-on activities to support their growing independence in reading.

  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first grade students are incredibly diverse and come from a wide range of living situations, from homeless to foster care to traditional family structures. In our classroom, our differences are our strengths. We see one another as teachers, mentors, helpers, and, most importantly, as friends and supporters.

We are stakeholders in one another's successes, and go above and beyond for one another.

100 percent of the students in our district receive free breakfast and lunch. Several of the students in my class receive a backpack of food to take home over the weekend. Despite the hardships they endure in their everyday lives, my students arrive at school smiling and happy, eager to begin a day full of exploration and learning. They feel safe, accepted, loved. My joy is knowing that I have had a small part in their journey to being the best they can be each and every day.

My Project

My students currently complete the same basic activities each week using different groups of words to match our phonics principle or target high frequency words, and have become bored with the same old activities. They need new activities to reinvigorate their independent learning centers, and to stretch their literacy learning in new ways. These phonics activities will allow my students to work independently, in pairs and in small groups to explore a variety of reading principles through interesting, engaging, hands-on activities.

Research shows that students who are highly engaged in their learning tend to be more successful in school.

Activities like the Stack and Build Words and Flip and Read Sight Word Sentences will keep my students engaged and learning so many different skills! I can't wait to see the words and sentences they create!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH706 - Flip & Read Sight-Word Sentences • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP623 - Blends & Digraphs Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG809 - Stack & Build Simple Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG299 - Fill-In-The-Blank Phonics Stamps - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH507 - Can Do! Comprehension Game - Gr.1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$159.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.94

Total project goal

$226.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$226.29

2 Donors

-$226.29

Donations toward project cost

-$192.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.94

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$0.00

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