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Ms. Oliver from Hampton TN is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us On The Road To Being Fluent Readers!

My students need the Hot Dots phonics program to challenge their advanced skills. My emerging students need the tactile, hands-on, Textured Touch and Trace Cards to advance in their literacy skills.

  • $239 goal

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My Students

How did you learn to read? Was it by memorizing or phonics? In today's kindergarten classroom phonics is how we teach. It must start with each student recognizing letters and the letter sound relationship. My goal as a educator is to have my students leave my classroom being life long readers!

My students attend a Title One school, where at least 75 percent eat free or reduced lunch.

We are part of 770 students, which goes from pre-k to 8th grade. In a school this size in upper East Tennessee funds are limited. Not to mention our unemployment rate is unbelievable. For most of my students this is their first year of formal schooling. They are so excited about learning and are like sponges, soaking up new information. My students are so appreciative of anything they receive and love to participate in my classroom. I truly want my students to have as many actives to help them grow intellectually.

My Project

The materials I am requesting will help my struggling students, by using the tactile letters it will be a great hands-on activity in helping them recognize letters and applying the sound symbol relationship. My advanced students will be able to use the Hot Dots, which is a self checking system, to continue developing their literacy skills on the way to become fluent readers. While using both types of materials students will grow and achieve their reading fluency.

By donating to my project you will change children's lives forever.

Kindergarten is where the beginning foundations are formed. Helping with this project will lay a strong foundation for my students.

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Ms. Oliver
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Textured Touch And Trace Cards Uppercase • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.72 1 $13.72
Complete Hot Dots(r) Phonics Program • Kaplan Early Learning Company $120.36 1 $120.36
Textured Touch and Trace Cards (lowercase) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.72 1 $13.72

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