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Ms. Hall from Youngstown OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy is a Journey, Not a Race

Help me give my students interactive and engaging materials that they can utilize to build critical literacy skills.

  • $354 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My children are at a precious, yet critical age. The experiences they have in school now will impact how they feel about school for the rest of their lives. It is so important that they are exposed to fun and engaging learning experiences.

My students attend school in a district that has been in an ​academic emergency since 2010.

In addition, 99.4% of the children I serve are economically disadvantaged,

and many of them are forced to deal with hardships that we, as adults, could not bear; yet, they smile.

My Project

All of the materials that have been requested will be utilized during small group intervention to help build and strengthen literacy skills in children at different levels and with varying abilities.

I discovered this powerful quote "Literacy is a journey, not a race." and it really spoke to me.

Every child learns at a different pace. Every child comes to school with different experiences and backgrounds. My students, whom are all low income, come to school with physical and social emotional needs that must be met. It would not be fair, nor appropriate, of me to teach them all the same.

With these materials, students will get to learn through fun and engaging activities. Just an example of how some of the materials can be used, students will be able to build sight words, cvc words and word family words using play dough and the dough alphabet stamps, the magnetic letters or the alphabet stamps.

In closing, I leave you with this powerful quote from actor Morgan Freeman, "Literacy could be the ladder out of poverty." Help me build that ladder. Help me give my children of poverty, a brighter future.

Ms. Hall
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE567 - Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT824 - Letter Recognition Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL817 - Rhyming Sounds Phonics Train • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
PP420 - Alphabet Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
JJ466 - Word Building Puzzles - 3-Letter Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP421 - Alphabet Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP312 - Alphabet Games - Interactive CD-ROM - Single License • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
AC214 - Wikki Stix Alphabet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$266.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$300.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.10

Total project goal

$353.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$353.99

1 Donor

-$353.99

Donations toward project cost

-$300.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.10

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$0.00

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