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Mrs. Taylor from Huntington Beach CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Letter Sounds Feel Great!

My students need a mystery box and objects to feel when learning the letter sound of the week.

  • $281 goal

This project expired on June 12, 2011.

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My Students

Kindergarten students have loads of energy! They love to play and explore their world. What better way to introduce letter sounds each week than with toys?

My students are go-getters.

They work hard every day to learn the state standards and have fun while they are doing it. When I set a goal, they challenge themselves to meet it. This is especially impressive because of their background. Almost all my kindergarten students are second language learners. They must work twice as hard to reach the same level as their English-speaking peers. They come from homes where their parents are struggling to find work or may be working several jobs to make ends meet. Our school is a huge resource for the neighborhood. The children receive free breakfast and lunch everyday. Families can receive clothing, counseling, parenting classes, English classes, and many other services. They look to us for help and guidance and we do everything we can to meet their needs.

My Project

Every week, the students learn a new letter sound. I try to immerse them in that letter all week through stories, songs, poems, games, and writing. The mystery box would be a vital part of our weekly learning. The students gather around the mystery box. What could be inside? All objects that start with the letter of the week!! They reach inside, feel an object, and describe what it feels like. Then they guess saying, "I think it is a ____" and pull it out to see if they are right. The students are practicing their English and learning new vocabulary words. But they don't see it that way. They are playing with the mystery toys!!

Confucius said, "What I hear I forget, what I see I remember, what I do I understand." The mystery box is a way to get students involved in touching and interacting with the objects of different letter sounds.

They may not remember everything on the word cards that I show them, but they will remember the toys they found in the mystery box and their beginning sound.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC856 - Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00
RJ27 - The Mystery Box • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95

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