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Ms. McNamara from Chelsea MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Interactive Math and Reading Games!

My students need sight word magnets, reading comprehension games, magnetic letters, and bingo games to help them with math and reading skills!

  • $430 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

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My Students

My students are from immigrant families and live in a low-income urban area. About half of my students have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and receive support from myself and special educators. They are faced with tons of challenges that they have to overcome on a daily basis, including difficult living situations, not enough money for food, and learning difficulties.

Dealing with all of this at such a young age is such a huge weight on their shoulders.

I want to be able to provide my students a positive and comfortable environment where they can work to their greatest potential. I believe education can change the world and my hope is for myself and my students to make a positive change in this world.

My Project

Students learn best when they are able to interact with and manipulate materials around them. Some of my students have special needs and learn through direct, individualized instruction. These magnetic letters will help my students who are learning their letter-sound correspondence and phonological awareness in order to build words to help their reading and writing skills. The Match and Sort Reading Comprehension Quickies will allow students to practice important reading concepts, such as cause and effect, main idea, inferencing, sequencing, and compare/contrast.

Many of my students are reading below grade level and these interactive activities will not only help them make strides to where they need to be, but allow them to have some fun too!

The sight word magnetic letters will help my students who are learning how to obtain sight words. They will be able to fill in a sentence with the correct sight word, which is important for students to develop their comprehension and fluency. The Magnetic Word Builder will allow students to build words and explore everything from spelling patterns and word families to decoding! With our new Magnetic Letters and Sight Words Kit we will also be able to practice language skills in a fun way!

The Bingo Learning Library games will allow my students to practice all sorts of necessary skills for their success, such as addition, subtraction, beginning sounds, alphabet, rhyming, picture-words, colors and shapes, money, and time! They will be having so much fun they will forget they are even learning!

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG310X - Sight-Word Magnets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
JJ390X - Bingo Games Learning Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
PH345 - 18" x 24" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC148 - Magnetic Word Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP576 - Match & Sort Reading Comprehension Quickies - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

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