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Ms. Duncan from Indianapolis IN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Fun!

My students need educational games, hands-on items, such as manipulatives, to improve reading and phonics skills, and supplemental activities to improve comprehension skills.

  • $546 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom struggle with traditional ways of learning. They are behind educationally, and require a great deal of repetition in learning and learn through various methods. Having hands on games and learning materials would be beneficial because when students have fun, they learn!!!

My students attend an urban public school and each student receives free breakfast/lunch and textbooks.

Many of our students receive clothing and shoe assistance, and will receive assistance during the holidays so that they can celebrate with their families. Our school is a Title 1 school as well. There are a variety of learners within my classroom, and what they lack in resources, they make up for with heart and determination to be successful. Many of these students don't have access to games and hands on learning activities at home, and I would like to provide them the ability to learn through fun hands on experiences in the classroom. Having these tools would allow them to explore education through a variety of ways and the variety of activities would reinforce what students have already learned through practice and repetition. A new outlook could instill a love for learning for those who struggle with traditional ways of learning.

My Project

With these resources, my students will have a hands on approach to reading fluency and comprehension skills. In order to improve fluency, a student needs to learn phonics and basic reading skills, and with a variety of approaches (games, hands on activities, etc) they will not only receive the traditional approach, but receive repetition through fun activities. My students are behind several grade levels academically, and it is my goal to increase their reading instructional levels each year so they can be successful in the general education classroom. Some of my students are essentially non-readers, so allowing them the opportunity to learn through fun activities will give them a confidence boost and enhance their education.

Having various hands on approaches can change the life of a child with special needs.

These students learn through all modalities, and the traditional classroom approach does not always work for them. Games and other activities enhance every aspect of learning, from hands on to visual. Students learn when they are having fun, and and these items could open up their eyes to make learning exciting. This will motivate students to participate and will allow them to enjoy learning each day!

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Ms. Duncan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG310X - Sight-Word Magnets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
PP667 - Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Cards - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE501 - Building Fluency Card Bank - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF212 - Small-Group Nonfiction Comprehension Folders - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE567 - Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD314 - Twist & Turn 4-Letter Word Builders - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR738 - Look What I Can Do! Word Building Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF468 - Magnetic Sight-Word Sentence Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD316 - Twist & Turn 3-Letter Word Builders - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
RR207 - Roll & Write Word Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
HH507 - Can Do! Comprehension Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$426.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$463.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.76

Total project goal

$545.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$545.06

1 Donor

-$545.06

Donations toward project cost

-$463.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.76

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$0.00

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