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  • $403 goal

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Ms. Rader
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hot Dots Fever!

My students need literacy station and self-checking options for independent learning. Hot dots are not only fun, exciting, and engaging, but are self correcting!

My Students

Interactive learning! What gets better than that? Albert Einstein said it best: "Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I'll understand."

My kindergarten class resides in central Indiana public school.

They have a zeal for life and always seem to be on the go. They love anything set to music or presented in a game format. We love to dance and sing to remember key concepts and strategies. As a first time educator, I can honestly say that everything I learned about kindergarten I learned from my students!

My Project

My kindergarten students are excited to learn to read! As a kinesthetic and visually minded class, they tend to learn best when involved in interactive activities. I have a drastic range of ability levels within my classroom. To appeal to all students' needs, the Hot Dots system allows me to customize independent learning to each student's needs. This system also allows for students to know if their thinking was correct. The best part is they don't even know they are learning!

These activities will keep my students not only engaged, but learning!

The most impactful portion of this system are the activities that create a strong foundation in phonics...the greatest building block for reading!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HOT DOTS JR BEGINNING SCIENCE • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
FLASHCARDS HOT DOTS PHONICS WORD FAMILIES • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
CARDS HOT DOTS JR SHAPES SET • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
CARDS HOT DOTS JR COLORS SET • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
CARDS HOT DOTS JR BEGINNING PHONICS SET • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
CARDS HOT DOTS JR THE ALAPHABET SET • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
PENS HOT DOTS SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $56.99 2 $113.98
HOT DOTS JR PROBLEM SOLVING • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
CARD HOT DOTS JR PATTERNS AND SEQUENCING SET • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
FLASHCARDS HOT DOTS JR PHONICS FUN • School Specialty Inc. $37.99 1 $37.99

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This project will reach 25 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc. and one other donor.

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