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Ms. Steiner from West Fargo ND is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Independent Learning: Read, Answer & Self-Correct

My students need the 4 self-checking hot pens. Also, there are 6 quiz boxes including kindergarten reading readiness and phonics skills.

  • $181 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is second highest poverty school in our school district. We have over 52% on the free and reduced lunch/breakfast program. Many of our primary students enter school without letter/sound identification.

I teach an intensive, alternate core reading program for students in grades K-5.

This year I will be teaching two Kindergarten groups, one 1st grade group, one 2nd grade group, and one 5th grade group. I teach about 6-8 students in each group during their 60-80 minute reading block. Students love the small group setting. They also enjoy the engaging reading activities that are part of our reading programs.

My Project

I am wanting to expand and strengthen my independent learning station in my kindergarten and first grade reading groups. During their independent word work rotation often students are frustrated because they are not sure if they are correctly completing the work. During this time I am teaching another group, so it's not ideal to stop to redirect or reteach this independent group.

These highly, engaging hot dot cards and talking pens help students build their reading skills.

Students love that the pens talk to them and they can self-correct themselves. The students read the question, select the answer, and check the answer with the pen. The pen will talk to them and let them know if they are correct or to try again. Not only are they building reading skills but they are also building self-esteem, self-reliance, and confidence.

Ms. Steiner
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BD540X - Power Pen!® Phonics Quiz Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $75.00 1 $75.00
BD530X - Power Pen!® - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$114.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$153.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.07

Total project goal

$180.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$180.45

2 Donors

-$142.94

Donations toward project cost

-$121.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.44

match offer

-$37.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$31.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.62

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$0.00

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