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Mrs. Hower
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learning in Centers That Are Fun

My students need tracing letters and numbers, tactile sight words, wipe & write sight words, stamp pads, sentence boards, and Early Math jars to use during center time.

My Students

Do you remember the first time as a child that the adults put you in charge? Well that is just what I want to do with my kindergarten students. I want them to take on the responsibility of their learning during literacy and math centers.

I teach kindergarten at a Title I school where 90% of our students receive free or reduced lunch.

In kindergarten it is essential that we meet the needs of every child. My students are very diverse and have varying abilities and experiences. This is why I would like to provide my students with a stimulating and motivating atmosphere where they are active participants in their learning. Like so many others, our school is suffering from the recent budget crunch, which is drastic for some of our children. Many of our families have been affected by the loss of employment and are not financially able to buy learning materials. This creates a lack of vocabulary and pre-reading skills. They also have a deficit in number sense. There is also the issue of the language barrier that these children have to overcome. Many of the children and their families do not speak English. With these obstacles it is imperative that we try everything possible to help these student succeed.

My Project

That is why I would like to add resources to my class that would promote literacy and math to help every child grow. I know that by providing sight word activities (tactile, tracing, and stamping), sentence boards, letter and number trace activities, and Early Math Jars to use during center time would help every child to be successful at their individual level. These materials will motivate and encourage them to take responsibility for their learning. I am confident they will embrace the opportunity to learn and explore their world through theses resources. Research tells us that when children are provided with experiences in a manner in which they learn best, they then master the skills easier. This in turn leads to self-confidence and critical thinking.

This project is essential to helping all my students reach their full potential.

By becoming active participants in their learning, they will take on the responsibility needed to be self motivated. Individuals usually only live up to the expectations of others, but I want to instill in these children the desire to have high expectations for themselves.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT800X - Stamp & Write Sight-Words - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LL869X - Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.50 2 $57.00
DD480X - Sight-Word Tactile Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF668 - Early Math Activity Jars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AA722 - Uppercase Tracing Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF468 - Magnetic Sight-Word Sentence Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF468 - Magnetic Sight-Word Sentence Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE527 - Hear Myself Rhyming Sound Phone Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
AA721 - Lowercase Tracing Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
FF608 - Giant Tracing Numbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
FF861 - Write & Wipe Sight-Word Tracers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LL869 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 5 $14.95
LA866BU - Giant Kid-Safe Stamp Pad - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
LA866GR - Giant Kid-Safe Stamp Pad - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
DD105 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Thin-Line - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

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