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Mrs. D. from Rochester MN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Word Work

My students need 2 play foam kits, magnetic alphabet letters, alphabet stamps, stamp pads, Wikki Stix, and Scrabble tiles for our Word Work block.

  • $383 goal

This project expired on March 12, 2016.

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My Students

I have a wonderful group of 24 1st graders in my classroom. We have a wide range of reading interest and abilities within our class. The one thing we all have in common is our LOVE of learning.

My students are a hardworking, eager group of boys and girls in first grade.

They each have their own unique personalities, strengths, and backgrounds, and we love being able to learn and grow from one another. We are in a public K-5 school in a middle class Midwest town of 100,000 people.

My Project

My students need more practice with word work. I am asking for 2 play foam kits, magnetic alphabet letters, alphabet stamps, stamp pads, Wikki Stix, and Scrabble tiles for our Word Work block. These resources will be used to amplify our word work block. Each student will rotate through this station, and will utilize these resources for approximately fifteen minutes every school day. They will be creating different letters and words based on the weekly chosen words and each student's ability.

The constructivist theory affirms that hand on opportunities provide a deeper understanding and longer retention of skills.

Students will use the Wikki Stix, foam dough, magnetic letters, and Scrabble tiles to create letters and words based on our chosen, leveled words each week. Working with these hands on activities will enhance their vocabulary, spelling, and understanding of word structure. Reading, writing, and spelling are life-long skill that we will be enriching every day.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Edukid Toys Magnetic Letters and Numbers - 72 Pcs in a Tote Bag • Amazon Business $11.99 6 $71.94
Learning Resources Lowercase Alphabet Stamps • Amazon Business $9.74 7 $68.18
Wikki Stix Big Count Box • Amazon Business $22.57 2 $45.14
Scrabble Tiles * - Full Set of 100 "Cheat Proof" Plastic Pro Grade Tiles (Lt Pink) - Never Use Wooden Tiles Again • Amazon Business $9.95 4 $39.80
Stamp Pad Washable Blue by Center Enterprises • Amazon Business $4.76 7 $33.32
EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS PLAYFOAM COMBO 20-PACK • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38

Materials cost

$290.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.37

Total project goal

$382.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.49

2 Donors

-$382.49

Donations toward project cost

-$325.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.37

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$0.00

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