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Ms. Sempey from Stamford CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Games Galore!

My students need a variety of literacy games that focus on phonemic awareness.

  • $1,102 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Kindergarten teacher in a low-income, Title I school district, I have noticed that my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. For example, most of the students I teach receive free or reduced-rate lunch and breakfast, and through a special program at my school several students and their families also receive additional support through bags of food, backpacks and clothing.

Despite the many challenges my students face, they always come to school eager to learn!

Although my students show an eagerness to learn, sometimes it can be redundant using the same literacy games and tasks for students to practice certain phonemic awareness skills.

My Project

Daily, my students participate in literacy instruction, which consists of time spent working on phonics and phonemic awareness. These are critical skills needed to become strong readers and writers. They need to practice these skills in a way that excites them and seems like play rather than work. Each of the items listed in this project will take my students beyond paper and pencil to make learning engaging and fun!

In Kindergarten students build a strong foundation of reading skills, like phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency and comprehension.

Some of these skills take a lot of practice before mastery, which can be tedious and sometimes overwhelming. The literacy games chosen for this project will encourage my students to practice such critical skills and in turn become better readers. For example, the several instant learning centers picked for this project will help students to isolate initial, medial and final phonemes in words. When students become successful with isolating phonemes they can apply what they have learned and move on to blending and building words with the word building center. I belive that these games and manipulatives will give my students the confidence to enter the 'world of reading' with passion and excitement. I thank you in advance for any donation you might make in order for this project to become a reality!

Ms. Sempey
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH745X - Pop & Match Beginning Phonics Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 2 $199.00
EE905X - Phonological Awareness Learning Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
TT822 - Beginning Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
TT823 - Ending Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
EE185 - Middle Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
EE183 - Sound Switch Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
TT827 - Building Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
PP624 - Vowel Teams Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
PP625 - Final E Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
PP626 - Short Vowels Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
GAMES CVC SPELLING K-2 • School Specialty $32.87 1 $32.87
GG187 - Sound-It-Out Blends Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
GG207 - Sound-It-Out Digraphs Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
HH437 - Blends & Digraphs Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98

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