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Mrs. Cowan from Anderson SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Letters to Language

Help me give my students a stronger foundation of language to open their world.

  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 45 energetic 5th graders reading and writing, as well as 15 others during an enrichment period. My students are very independent and each have their own unique style and with it their own interests.

My students' needs are diverse and due to that, I need a range of tools to ensure their progress.

Writing is a big part of communicating, but some students struggle with getting their thoughts on paper.

My Project

My students love to talk, discuss, and give their opinions on just about every topic you can think of. But when it comes to putting these ideas and opinions on paper, many of my students struggle greatly. They are unable to retain letter sounds or recognize letters and words without continuous practice. Because of this, reading, though possible, is a struggle. These tools will allow me to show them what and how letters work together to create words as well as giving them continuous practice so they can retain the knowledge. Language is the key to development.

Mrs. Cowan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JoyNote Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit 234 Pcs with Double-Side Magnet Board - Foam Alphabet Letters for Kids Spelling and Learning • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Comprehension Box Set • Pioneer Valley Books $45.00 1 $45.00
Advanced Comprehension Box Set • Pioneer Valley Books $45.00 1 $45.00
PP576 Match Sort Reading Comprehension Quickies Gr 23 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP956 Match Sort Grammar Writing Quickies Gr 45 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD728 Developing Writing Skills Magnetic Teaching Charts • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG959 Prefix Suffix Word Building Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 4 $23.96
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Blends & Digraphs, Ages 7 and Up, (84 pieces) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
LC444 Can Do Vocabulary Game Gr 34 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
WS157 Write Wipe Rainbow Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$304.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$360.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.70

Total project goal

$424.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$424.64

1 Donor

-$360.94

Donations toward project cost

-$360.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$63.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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