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Mr. Greenspan from Rockaway Park NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning How to Talk to Each Other Again

My students need phonics games, vocabulary match-ups, conversation starters and more to help with their language skills. Special needs students have difficulties with language. These tools can help them overcome that issue.

  • $441 goal

This project expired on July 19, 2016.

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My Students

One of the biggest problems children with developmental delays face is that they are often unclear of what is expected of them. In addition they are unclear how to express themselves to make their needs known or how to make the people close to them aware of how they feel. These tools can help.

The students in my class have a wide array of developmental delays and language is sometimes their biggest hindrance.

Often adults find themselves tongue tied when trying to explain how they feel or what they need from the people close to them. Imagine the frustration that comes along with being a student who is constantly being asked "What?" "Can you repeat that?' "Slow down and say it again" "I can't understand you." It is embarrassing and can be hurtful. Now imagine feeling bad about something and not being able to explain why and then feeling worse because not only do you feel that way but no one knows how to help you.

My Project

These tools will help expand students grasp of the language while also helping to improve their speech skills, grammar, and overall language abilities. These fun and interactive games will help students to reach their full potential and allow them to interact with the people closest to them as they learn to become productive members of society. There are materials that help student's recognize words in print. The vocabulary match-ups build word awareness and help students to communicate effectively. Phonemic awareness is crucial to early learners and the phonemic awareness game is a great way to acquire this skill. These games and sets are the building blocks of communication.

My students are often limited by time in how much of a lesson they truly understand.

We are aware that not all students learn at the same pace and often lessons need to be taught at a slower pace and often repeated to ensure comprehension. These tools allow us to build the foundational skills these kids are lacking without becoming rote or tedious.

Mr. Greenspan
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH745X - Pop & Match Beginning Phonics Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
FF470X - Vocabulary Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
AA162 - First 100 Sight-Words Talking Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF196 - Phonemic Awareness Folder Game Library - Pre K-K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
JJ157 - What’s the Rhyme? Sorting Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
KT2905 - Classroom Label Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA377 - Let’s Talk! Conversation Starters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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