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Mrs. Hoffmann-Kwasny from Marina CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Alive!

Help me give my students literacy activities to make reading and writing fun and exciting with pretend play, engineering letter projects, and word-building cooperative games!

  • $460 goal

This project expired on June 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Describing a class as a whole is difficult, because I feel each student brings their own unique qualities to the table. But, I can confidently say that each child brings passion and curiosity into the classroom.

As a Title 1 school, many students come from poverty stricken homes, whose parents are working 2-3 jobs, all hours of the day.

Students are not given the luxury of going to museums or having exploration experiences.

I believe it is my job to bring these experiences to the classroom, where ALL students are given the opportunity to observe, wonder, and learn. Our classroom extends beyond textbooks, to bring their world alive. Meaningful learning must extend from books to hands-on learning.

My Project

With a classroom full of young students, a teacher needs to find activities that are both educational and academic. We need to find things that will bring their literacy learning alive!

We are seeking letter and word activities that will be engaging for students to immerse themselves in as well as progress their ability to read and write.

Items we are requesting include:

Encouraging Writing with a Pretend Play "post office" using the Stamp and Sort Wooden Mailbox Activity and books about the Post-Office.

Letter engineering with Learning Puzzle Beginning Sounds, AlphaPops Matching, Alphabet Lacing, and Letter Jewels.

Letter Sound games such as Zingo Sight Words, Spelligator, Swat a Sight Word and Word-a-Melon to promote cooperative group learning and letter building skills.

Finally, a storage bench with Moose books to create an inviting place for students to play and learn.

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Wooden Toy Chest - Honey, Blonde • Amazon Business $83.03 1 $83.03
Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Wooden Mailbox Activity and Toy, Developmental Toy, Construction, 14 Pieces, 7.5” H x 7.5” W x 13.4” L • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Junior Learning Spelligator • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Colorations LETGEM Colorations Letter Jewels (Pack of 260) • Amazon Business $20.60 1 $20.60
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 $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources LER6402 Lowercase Lacing Letters • Amazon Business $19.19 1 $19.19
Bananagrams Word-a-Melon: The Family-fun Word Search Game • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops, 26 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.77 1 $16.77
This Moose Belongs to Me • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Duck, Duck, Moose! • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, 114 Pieces • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
Mail Truck's Busy Day • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Z Is for Moose (Booklist Editor's Choice. Books for Youth (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Delivering Your Mail (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
The Post Office Book: Mail and How It Moves • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Seven Little Postmen (A Little Golden Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Richard Scarry's Postman Pig and His Busy Neighbors (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$325.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$390.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.88

Total project goal

$459.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$459.20

7 Donors

-$315.00

Donations toward project cost

-$271.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.50

match offer

-$139.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$118.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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