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Mrs. Jen Blake from Columbia Hts MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Letters, Sounds, And Words...Oh My!

Help me give my students hands-on literacy tools to increase letter and word knowledge.

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a very diverse group of learners with many whom are learning a second (or third, fourth) language. All of my students arrive to Kindergarten eager to learn yet many are behind in academic skills. It is because of this that everything I do as a teacher needs to be powerful and purposeful so that my students can succeed in school. With meaningful learning tools and strong instruction, all of our students can learn and be successful in school.

My Project

The hands-on literacy tools will help kindergarten students at a variety of learning levels to learn letter names, match letters, letter sounds, blending words, beginning sounds, rhyming, and sight words. We have students who enter our classroom already reading and need to be challenged by building their sight word vocabulary and we have student who know only 2 letters who need lots of repetition in order to master all 26 letters.

These games, puzzles, and matching materials will help our students expand their literacy skills at reading center time and keep them engaged so teachers are available to meet with small groups for guided reading time.

These hands-on literacy center games will compliment the teaching that occurs throughout the school day and will give students extra opportunities to practice their letters, sounds, and word knowledge.

Mrs. Jen Blake
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL676 - Magnetic Alphabet Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LeapFrog Letter Factory Leaping Letters • Amazon Business $38.82 1 $38.82
LC113 - Letter Crayons Word Building Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT827 - Building Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT822 - Beginning Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE187 - Sight-Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ157 - What’s the Rhyme? Sorting Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG369 - Touch & Read CVC Words Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA528 - Launch & Learn Rhyming Sounds Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA527 - Launch & Learn Beginning Sounds Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT194 - I Can Build Simple Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
ThinkFun Zingo Word Builder Early Reading Game - Award Winning Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers • Amazon Business $18.38 1 $18.38
ThinkFun Zingo Sight Words Early Reading Game - Toy of the Year Finalist, A Fun and Educational Learn to Read Game Developed by Educators for Pre-K to 2nd Graders • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
EE259 - Tactile Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
JJ466 - Word Building Puzzles - 3-Letter Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
AC214 - Wikki Stix Alphabet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
HH397 - Tactile Alphabet Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
JJ465 - Word Building Puzzles - 4-Letter Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$469.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.40

Total project goal

$595.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.98

3 Donors

-$470.28

Donations toward project cost

-$450.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.80

match offer

-$66.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$56.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$59.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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