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Mrs. Lauer from Goddard KS is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Alive in 1st Grade!

My students need the learning alive rug along with the curriculum it comes with! I want to create active learning experiences in our 1st grade classroom and in the process, redefine the learning space!

  • $2,401 goal

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My Students

I have 19 energetic, loving and creative first graders this year.

We have a wide range of backgrounds and abilities, but we all enjoy learning together daily.

I have an active group who LOVES dance breaks and any opportunity to "get their hands dirty". Story time and recess are highlights of our days as well. We are capable of worksheets, however, we prefer using manipulatives and really digging in to the learning process! My school serves kindergarten through 4th grade students in a small town in Kansas. Our school sees students as individuals, not numbers, and strives to help each and every student become successful in his or her own way!

My Project

I want to use Augmented Reality (AR) to create active learning experiences in our 1st grade classroom and in the process, redefine the learning space! I have always been a firm believer that every kid learns differently, and this an opportunity to take it to the next level! The Learning Alive Suite (Letter, Story, and Math Alive) is an augmented reality curriculum that provides a 3D experience (without glasses) to make learning come alive! Because this curriculum covers literacy and math standards, we will be able to utilize this program multiple times a day! I expect this will engage and immerse students during whole group instruction so they may become more successful in their leaning.

The main focus of Letters Alive is letter identification, letter sound fluency, and sight words..

. the foundations for reading! I believe this will lead to students reading at higher levels in a shorter time frame. Math Alive includes interactive games and activities that teach various math concepts, providing immediate feedback and positive affirmations. Finally, Storybook Alive will live up to its name and make storybooks come alive! I am so excited about the possibility of sharing this world with my kiddos!

Mrs. Lauer
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning alivetm Plus Suite (PC/MAC) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $1,495.00 1 $1,495.00
Rugs alivetm Small Rectangle 9' x 6' Floor Rug • Kaplan Early Learning Company $356.95 1 $356.95

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