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Mrs. Drexler from Sandy UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Instant Centers to Invite Imagination!

Help me give my students instant access to fun and engaging learning centers. The Lakeshore Learning Phonics Flip Books and Language Quickies will be used to let students practice phonetic skills through word building and picture sorting.

  • $341 goal

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My Students

My students come from diverse cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds and in our classroom, we celebrate our differences and work together to achieve our best.

In my class, we build a community where all students are challenged, engaged, and most of all loved!

We love to learn through play and utilize our natural curiosity to teach us about the world. Our school has a large population of English learners and families who receive free breakfast and free/reduced lunch, including students from local shelters. My students come to my classroom, all at various ability levels, excited and ready to learn.

My Project

These materials will give my students quick access to engaging and thoughtful academic centers. Students will use learning mats alongside the various hands-on materials, like play-doh, sticks, rubber bands, and pom-poms to create and explore letters, numbers, and academic pictures. The cubes, people, and UNO game will be used to create towers and explore number sense.

The hands-on activities in this project will engage students creatively and allow them to produce and explore literacy and math through tactile experiences.

Students will be able to enhance their phonics knowledge through the whisper phones, which will let them hear their letter names and sounds individually. The puzzles will encourage students to match alphabet letters in a fun and colorful way. The modeling clay will enhance students fine motor skills and assist them in writing and art by strengthening their grasp.

Mrs. Drexler
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT331 - Stack & Build Phonics Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE525 - Hear Myself Alphabet Sound Phone Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
PP246 - Match & Sort Phonics Quickies - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Melissa & Doug See & Spell Learning Toy (Developmental Toys, Wooden Case, Develops Vocabulary and Spelling Skills, 50+ Wooden Pieces) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Learning Advantage Double-Sided Geoboard Set - 5 x 5 Grid/12 Pin Circular Array - Set of 6 with Rubber Bands - Geometry Math Manipulative - Teach Angles and Symmetry • Amazon Business $15.67 1 $15.67
Learning Resources All About Me Family Counters, Assorted Colors and Shapes, Set of 72, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
ManipuLite Foam 1-Inch Color Cubes, Set of 100 • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
The World of Eric Carle Alphabet Floor Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
5400+ Rainbow Rubber Bands Refill Set Includes: 4800+ Premium Quality Loom Rubber Bands in 12 Unique Colors + 300 S-Clips + 15 Lovely Charms + 6 Crochet Hooks + 2 Y Loom, No Loom Board Include. • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
RA442 - Nonhardening Modeling Clay Bucket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Carson-Dellosa Publishing Learning The Alphabet: Ladybug Letters • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mattel UNO Original Playing Card Game • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Shindel Food Tong, 4-Piece Set, 5-inch Hand-Shape Silicone Ice Tong • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Blulu Pompoms for Craft Making and Hobby Supplies, 500 Pieces, 1.2 cm/ 0.5 Inch, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Darice Mor Multi Perfect for Craft Vibrant Fun Colors – Sturdy Wood Sticks Used for Kids Projects, Classrooms, Home and More – 4 1/2” Long, 120 per Pack, Pieces (4.5 Inch), Multicolored • Amazon Business $3.41 1 $3.41

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