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Mrs. Cole from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magnetic Letters Make Phonics Phun!

My students need magnetic letters and magnetic white boards for using a Making Words phonics activity that coincides with our Treasures Language Arts program.

  • $167 goal

This project expired on June 5, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each morning, I teach a Language Arts lesson using a power point presentation of my own creation. I animated each slide to have letters flying in and out, graphics spinning round, and sounds bringing the words to life. Used to video games, this is a great way to keep their attention for learning.

I have 20 eager to learn first graders.

And, like typical first graders, they need a variety of venues in which to practice the material or they get bored. Switching from pencil and paper to magnetic letters makes this learning even more fun. Our school is a K-3 site with seven classrooms of each grade, plus a Kinder Bridge class. We are home of the Cougars!

My Project

Weekly, in a small group with me, my students practice writing words with the phonics patterns taught that week. Using these magnetic letters (with colored vowels) really makes learning fun! The activity involves moving letters around to create a new word from a previous word. The colored vowels really show the learners every word must have a vowel. After the formal lesson, the students are encouraged to create words that were not in the lesson. It is a fun and engaging way to learn.

Most children learn to read in first grade.

Phonics and spelling are foundation skills on which budding readers build. If I can send a first grader out of my door at the end of the year reading, and excited about reading, I have created a student who will blossom in future years in many curricular areas. Reading is a key aspect of learning. Being able to read well creates confidence that opens many academic avenues to explore. I like to keep learning fun. These magnetic letters will help!

Mrs. Cole
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR621 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Lapboard • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 8 $55.92
JJ518 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
RR657 - Lakeshore Lapboard Stand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$100.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.00

Total project goal

$166.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.64

2 Donors

-$166.64

Donations toward project cost

-$141.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.00

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$0.00

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