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Mrs. Dye from Bay Point CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Magnetic Letters

Help me give my students magnetic boards and magnetic letters. We will use these to learn to read and spell words.

  • $545 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title One school with 94% of the student population coming from low income homes and almost 70% of our students are second language learners. The students in our reading program need direct and explicit instruction to help them learn how to break the “code” of letters and sounds.

My students are energetic and eager to learn!

My students have often struggled in school and I have told them that my job is to give them work that will engage them in learning in the most understandable way.

My Project

In order to teach my students how to read I will be creating magnetic letter boards. Each student will have a magnetic letter board to manipulate. We will use our new boards for both reading and spelling. Research shows that learning pathways are opened in the brain when students use multi-sensory learning methods.

We will use our new magnetic letter boards to make connections between sounds and the letters that represent those sounds.

We will then work on building one syllable words. As the students progress we will begin to use the small magnetic boards to build and break apart multi-syllable words.

I have created my first few magnetic boards and letters to share with my students, but they are excited to each have their own letter set!

Mrs. Dye
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flexible Magnet Squares with 3M Adhesive : 72 Squares (Each 1" x 1" x 0.08") • Amazon Business $6.64 22 $146.08
Folding Magnetic Dry Erase Whiteboard, 12" x 18", Folds to 9" x 12", - Set of 10 • Amazon Business $29.95 3 $89.85
LL869X - Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 3 $86.97
RR621X - Magnetic Write & Wipe Lapboard - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $67.99 1 $67.99

Materials cost

$390.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$462.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.62

Total project goal

$544.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$544.14

1 Donor

-$544.14

Donations toward project cost

-$462.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.62

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$0.00

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