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Mrs. Lease from Front Royal VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Letters Make Big Learners: Hands on Learning in Kindergarten!

Help me give my students a hands on learning experience to boost their reading and writing skills, through magnetic letters.

  • $284 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten students come from a small town near the Shenandoah Valley. For many, this is their first school experience. They are young, playful, and eager to learn.

My students love all things hands-on!

They learn through touching, playing and exploring the classroom. We use manipulatives daily to boost our learning. We also use real world objects (such as money, tools, and pictures) to spark excitement.

Being a first time kindergarten teacher, I love watching their progress. I know they will be very excited for these new manipulatives to help them grow.

My Project

I am asking for individual sets of magnetic letters. These individual sets will allow the students freedom to learn throughout the room.

Magnetic letters are key to making the connection between concrete letter knowledge and abstract written work.

Students will have the ability to manipulate the letters in a way that makes sense to them. They can work at their own pace in literacy centers without worry.

I am asking for a class set to save time and the fight that comes with sharing letters. If each student has access to their own set of letters they can take charge of their learning.

Students will use these letters in small groups with the teacher, in literacy centers, and during free time when they've finished a task early. The quality of the letters also means that classess many years from now will enjoy this tool.

Mrs. Lease
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights AlphaMagnets- Multicolored Uppercase (Set of 42) • Amazon Business $8.31 25 $207.75

Materials cost

$207.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$240.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.51

Total project goal

$283.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$283.38

8 Donors

-$212.32

Donations toward project cost

-$189.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.30

Matching donations from our partners

-$61.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$51.85

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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