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Ms. Tien from New York NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Language and Literacy Learning Centers

Help me give my students Language Instant Learning Centers and a Touch & Read Phonics Match set.

  • $411 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing sponges. They have such a great capacity for learning. I teach Kindergarten at an English-Chinese dual language school on the boundary of Chinatown in New York City. Our school is located in an area adjacent to public housing developments and old tenement buildings that have housed generations of new immigrants. The vast majority of my students begin the school year speaking only Chinese or only English. Over the course of the school year, they will become fluent in both languages.

We incorporate songs and movement into our daily routine so that my students can learn language organically.

Non-native Chinese and non-native English speaking parents are always amazed by how quickly their children pick up the new languages. Just one month into the new school year and their children are able to pronounce English and Chinese words. The walls of our school are filled with writing samples in both English and Chinese.

My Project

I would like to add a Language Instant Learning Center, and a Touch & Read Phonics Match Set to our classroom resources. My students are 4 and 5 year old children who will progress from beginning readers to fluent readers by the end of the school year. These 2 sets of reading resources will provide my students with manipulatives they can move and match as they combine consonant and vowel sounds.

Learning to read will open up a whole new world of adventures for my students.

My students are already picking out English and Chinese words they see on street and subway signs, and storefronts. Besides adding to their list of sight words each week, we are working on developing skills to decipher new and unfamiliar words, and building their vocabulary. By exposing our students to a range of words and their meanings in English and Chinese, we are helping them build a strong foundation to becoming excellent, skilled readers.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT830X - Language Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
GG365X - Touch & Read Phonics Match - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00

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