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Ms. DeMunbrun from San Antonio TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Letters Are the Foundation to Reading!

My students need two balance beams and letter sets for interactive and innovative ways to learn their letters in order to learn reading and writing!

  • $690 goal

This project expired on November 5, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students were not taught to read, write or even their letters because they were in special education. One student learned to talk for the first time after introducing food. One student bounced around schools because of his behavior. One student lives in a one bedroom house with 14 kids. One students made her first friend last year because she was taken out of the classroom to meet other students. Another is a little boy that likes to sew dresses and wear them. His mother and I support him to be himself at all times possible.

My Project

I have tools to teach phonics and handwriting but I need new tools to teach the basics of letter Identification. These learning tools will help my students get moving and have new and innovative ways to interact with letters with the hopes of learning to read and write! I plan to use the balance beams daily to have my students construct the different letters out of the interchangeable parts. They will walk on them and interact with them in ways they have not before. This promotes physical fitness and hands on learning which encourages metacognition and meta memory to move the knowledge from short term to long term memory. The letter builders are another way to get my students interacting with the letters and constructing the letters. The writing claws will assist them with learning to hold a pencil correctly, many for the first time. Lastly, the Learning letter centers will be fun cooperative learning exercises that I would arrange for them during independent/partner learning time. All of these are many learning techniques I have researched from my Educational Psychology courses in Grad School. Most of my students IQ says they can learn it but they have not been thoroughly or effectively taught. I know I can teach them because I know their potential and I know I am capable with the help of thwse teaching resources. Thank you!

Ms. DeMunbrun
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BB261 - Soft & Safe Balance Beam • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 2 $358.00
LC568 - Magnetic Letter Builders - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC740X - Learning Letters Activity Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GR212 - Writing Claws - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98

Materials cost

$547.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$586.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.44

Total project goal

$689.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$689.61

14 Donors

-$574.61

Donations toward project cost

-$488.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.19

match offer

-$115.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.25

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$0.00

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