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Ms. McKay from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinder Books To Kick Off Early Reading!

Help me give my students books that provide opportunities to practice the sight words they are learning in context! These books meet kids at their reading level and are of interest to 5 and 6 year olds.

  • $278 goal

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My Students

Five and six year olds are incredible! Their brains are sponges, their bodies are ready for adventure, and their hearts are enormous! New academic standards ask a lot of young children. The least we can do is create an environment which feels like an extension of home. When children feel welcomed, comfortable, at ease, and are given choice, they feel ownership and responsibility of the room and their learning. Please consider helping to provide hands-on materials that promote play and peer interaction!

My students are excited and motivated to learn words this year.

However, the best way to learn words is in context with books that are of interest. I hope to continue to build my classroom leveled library with books that are at each child's skill level with your help!

My Project

The books I have chosen for my project are specific for kinder kids. We learn words in isolation. Ex) “the” Then, we play games to memorize these words. I also provide projects where kids “build a sentence” with the new word and they read their sentence to friends. I teach a cheer/dance to give kids a physical cue to remember the word as well. My students love “eye spying” the sight words in story books too! What my classroom is missing, is a large enough amount of simple books to choose to read that include the kinder sight words. I think choice in text is so important to keep students engaged and excited about reading!

Ms. McKay
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH706 - Flip & Read Sight-Word Sentences • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT536 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT557 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT559 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$199.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$3.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$235.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.64

Total project goal

$277.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$277.60

5 Donors

-$268.78

Donations toward project cost

-$235.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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