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Mrs. Shannon from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Loving the W's: Word Work and Writing

Help me give my students engaging writing boards, word blocks, letter builders, and other word work and writing materials that will help my students develop early writing skills.

  • $428 goal

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My Students

I have a wonderful class. My students are very diverse and have various educational needs. They love to learn in our comfortable and flexible classroom environment.

My classroom is a truly inclusive classroom in which students with and without disabilities learn together.

I have the support of a paraprofessional and a special education teacher for part of the day. My students have an enormous range of academic abilities. Several of my special needs students need intensive support, while some of my general education students perform way above the expected first grade level. I love this about my classroom. Each one of my students is unique in their own special way.

I also have students from various races and cultures. Some are English Language Learners. These students thrive in a comfortable learning environment. I have students who have ADHD and behavior modification plans as well as students who are independent learners and self-motivated​. It truly is a diverse group of happy, loving, and kind students!

My Project

Last year, our school suffered from a fire. I lost everything. One thing that I'm currently trying to rebuild are my word work and writing centers for Daily 5.

I am asking for word work and writing centers that are fun and engaging for my students.

I want them to look forward to learning and practicing these skills independently, every day. I feel that by using manipulatives and hands-on materials, these centers will easily be differentiated for student's particular needs and various abilities. These centers will provide a constant reinforcement of crucial early literacy skills that can often become monotonous and boring if the strategies and activities aren't changed up, regularly.

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

This project will reach 28 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR718 - Writing Practice Magic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 4 $51.96
RA417 - Lakeshore Word Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD314 - Twist & Turn 4-Letter Word Builders - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
TT194 - I Can Build Simple Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF428 - Build-A-Word! Magnet Board - 4-Letter Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD316 - Twist & Turn 3-Letter Word Builders - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL239 - Word Building Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master 1st Grade Reading with Talking Pen, Ages 6 and Up, (100 Self-Checking Lessons) • Amazon Business $21.68 1 $21.68
EE136 - Trace & Write Story Stencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Pacon 2656 Newsprint Handwriting Paper, Picture Story, 7/8" x 7/16" x 7/16" Ruled 9" x 12", Ruled Short, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Junior Learning Spelligator • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Unifix(r) Word Ladders: CVC Words • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.06 1 $8.06

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