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  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Morris
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Literacy Town Makes Learning Real for ESL

My students need real-life objects (realia) paired with alphabet sound, letters, and rhyming tubs, play block dolls, and books to learn about and love their community from their cultural perspectives!

My Students

Unique, sparkling-eyed ESL kids want an equally unique way to learn. Their imagination runs high. Extra energy and fun brings life to the classroom, and my students have plenty of both.

We want to move, sing, and play in the real world as much as possible-- to connect our brain neurons to life in a way that'll deepen our understanding, ignite imagination, and keep us learning forever.

That is why the projects I like to choose keep the kids engaged in the world around them.

My Project

Studies prove that REALIA, or real-life objects and photos, not only engage students in fun learning, but also help kids retain learning longer--especially new language learners. To make this happen...

We're building a Realia Town in our classroom to bring our community and homes to life in ESL!

We'll set up community buildings with real miniature objects and pictures, with English-labeled decodable vocabulary and phrases. We could visit about 80 places, but now we'll start with a just a few--like the firehouse, the police station, the school, the home, and the hospital! For this, we need the following:

THE BOOK REALIA

Chuck full of ideas and activities, this will enable me to keep students engaged in Realia Town using their unique abilities.

MULTICULTURAL FAMILY FIGURINES

Communities are founded on families in all colors, and sizes. We'll use these to identify and visit community centers in our room. Maybe a boy will visit a park with a friend.

MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY HELPER FIGURINES

Communities thrive with helpers, like nurses, doctors, and fire volunteers. These figures will help our students thrive in Realia Town.

DEAR DRAGON BRINGS THE COMMUNITY TO LIFE

"Dear Dragon,' a fun, popular character, tells kids about growing up in a healthy community. The library-sturdy books I've chosen strengthen participation in a healthy community and family.

LEARNING TUBS WITH REALIA (REAL MINI OBJECTS)

These tubs use real mini objects to learn letters, letter sounds, letter blends, and rhyming-- a must to learn community vocabulary.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC856 - Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LA374 - Blends & Digraphs Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LA588 - Rhyming Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
RR653 - Lakeshore Community Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
Come to School, Dear Dragon (Dear Dragon (Beginning-To-Read)) • Amazon Business $22.58 1 $22.58
AA204 - Lakeshore Block Play People - 8-Piece Native American Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
AA203 - Lakeshore Block Play People - 8-Piece Hispanic Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
Dear Dragon Goes to the Library • AKJ Education $16.50 1 $16.50
Realia: Making Language Real (eBook) • AKJ Education $15.95 1 $15.95
Dear Dragon Goes to the Fire House • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Dear Dragon Goes to the Zoo • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Dear Dragon Goes to the Market • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Dear Dragon Goes to the Police Station • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Dear Dragon Grows a Garden • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Dear Dragon Goes to the Hospital • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72

Materials cost

$465.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.64

Total project goal

$590.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.92

2 Donors

-$291.04

Donations toward project cost

-$254.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.16

match offer

-$291.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$247.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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