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Mrs. Nelson from Willow River MN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let’s Have Fun Learning to Read!

Help me give my students fun, engaging, and hands-on learning experiences through the use of sensory toys and fun learning games!

  • 1 donor
  • $406 still needed
  • 1 donor
  • $406 still needed
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My Students

My first-grade students are full of energy and curiosity. They truly enjoy learning and eagerly participate in our activities throughout each day.

It always amazes me how one piece of learning can lead students to make connections to previous knowledge.

Watching that lightbulb go off for a student is one of my favorite parts of being a teacher. Many of my students also enjoy sharing their learning with others, whether it be sharing a favorite book with the class or using the Author's Chair to read their writing.

My Project

Learning to read is a huge undertaking! My goal is to provide students with educational lessons that are not only backed by the science of reading, but are also hands-on, engaging, and fun! The materials in this project will allow me to do just that.

Little learners love to be active!

The bubble pop toys are a great way to encourage students to practice a variety of reading concepts such as identifying how many sounds they hear in a word and identifying those sounds when it comes to working on writing! The pop tubes are another means of hands-on learning as students work to stretch out the words they are working with to identify the sounds. Who doesn’t love to play games? The reading games I have requested as a part of this project will provide my students with learning experiences that are fun and engaging.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FanVean Push Pop Bubble Fidget Sensory Toy,Silicone Fidget Toys for ADHD ADD,Bubble Popping Special Needs Anxiety Relief Autism Toy,Popper Fidget Novelty Gift for Kids Adults(Square Multicolor) • Amazon Business $6.99 20 $139.80
BunMo Pop Tube Sensory Toys & Fidget Toys 8pk. Sensory Fidget Pack for Fine Motor Skills & Auditory Feedback. Superior Pop Tubes Fidget Toy for Kids & Adults Doubles as ADHD, Anxiety & Stress Toys. • Amazon Business $9.95 4 $39.80
Junior Learning Spelligator, Multicolor, Model:JL100 • Amazon Business $22.62 1 $22.62
Really Good Stuff Make-A Word Soft Touch Dice: CVC Words • Amazon Business $21.83 1 $21.83
ThinkFun Zingo Word Builder Early Reading Game - Award Winning Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Junior Learning JL409 6 Phonemic Awareness Games • Amazon Business $19.73 1 $19.73
Really Good Stuff EZread Sound Box Mats and Chips – Research-Based Resource – with 18 Dry Erase Mats and 60 Chips for up to 6 Students at a Time – Teach Students to Map Sound Patterns • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Boggle Junior, Preschool Game, First Boggle Game, Ages 3 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Junior Learning JL178 CVC Builders Activity Cards • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Sight Words Bingo - Language Building Skill Game for Home or Classroom (T6064), Build Vocabulary with 46 Most-Used Words, 3 - 36 players, Age 5 and up, Cover the Spaces Needed to Win & Call Bingo • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Decoding Flashcards • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$330.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$365.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.57

Total project goal

$430.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$430.45

1 Donor

-$25.00

Donations toward project cost

-$21.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$405.45

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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