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Mrs. Danielle Zdunich from San Diego CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Start Learning!

My students need games to help them learn letter sounds and beginning addition. Sound dominoes, pop to add, unfix letter cubes, and pop for letters will all help these kiddos build fluency!

  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Reading is a joy. 15 years into teaching, and I still firmly believe that teaching children to love to read and love to learn through reading is one of my primary goals. If they love to learn then they will do well. In order to ensure that my students love reading I need to make sure I am well equipped with new, exciting, and dynamic literature!

My school is an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse city school in an older neighborhood.

The students that will benefit from this project are 5 and 6 year olds, for most of whom, this is their first experience with learning in a formal setting. They are so excited to learn about reading, writing, and math! When I can use that budding excitement and create learning momentum with it, perfect environment for successful foundational skills to be mastered is created!

My Project

"In every job that must be done there is an element of fun, you find the fun and... SNAP, the job's a game" -Mary Poppins

Incoming kindergartners have a big dream, they are told from the get go that at school they will learn to read!

As a kindergarten teacher I have a big job, to let these eager little learners in on the secrets of reading! But we have to begin with the basics. Before we can string sounds together, we have to learn the individual sounds that each letter makes!

I want to create fun games for my students to help them learn their letters and beginning sounds more efficiently and effectively. These materials will do exactly that! The sound dominoes will allow my students time to play and simultaneously learn to identify their letters and build sound symbol correspondence, the very fundamentals of reading. These games are simple enough that the kids can play them independently allowing me time to work with small groups and solidify these skills. Kids will be able to match letters and pictures or small objects that begin with the sounds that letter makes. They will use fine motor skills when snapping the Unifix sound cubes together and then use letter sounds to create words with their cubes! The kids will also be working on beginning addition when they are playing the pop to add games. These will allow them independent practice while I am doing small group math instruction with other students.

Mrs. Danielle Zdunich
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Alphabet Linking Letter and Word Building Cubes (Set of 142) • Amazon Business $25.79 2 $51.58
Didax Educational Resources CVC Unifix Letter Cubes (Set of 90) • Amazon Business $9.49 4 $37.96
HH967 - Pop & Add to 20 Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
HH966 - Pop & Add to 12 Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL426 - Squeeze, Scoop & Count Ice Cream Shop • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Vowel Owls Sorting Set • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
Learning Resources Goodie Games ABC Cookies • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
Junior Learning CVC Word Builders Activity Cards • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Junior Learning Beginning Sound Dominoes Educational Action Games • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
PlayMonster Lauri Pocket Chart Cards - Beginning Sounds • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Learning Journey Match It! - Upper & Lower Case Letters - Self-Correcting Alphabet Matching Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Didax Educational Resources C-V-C Word Building Cards • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Learning Resources POP for Letters • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fiesta! • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Here Are My Hands (Owlet Book) • Amazon Business $6.31 1 $6.31
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
On Mother's Lap • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56

Materials cost

$295.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$357.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.03

Total project goal

$420.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$420.19

8 Donors

-$416.66

Donations toward project cost

-$357.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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