The cost of six Magnetic Poetry Kits is $141, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
How many times have you seen the doors of your friends' refrigerators stuck with magnetic poetry? On the refrigerators of my first grade students, many of whom are English language learners from limited income families (one of whom doesn't even have a refrigerator), you will not find any. Magnetic Poetry is popular because everyone enjoys the satisfaction of putting words together to form unique expressions. Many six-year-old children are stymied by their inability to spell and the act of writing often feels too hard and tiresome ("Ms. Yen, how do you spell 'went'?"). Magnetic Poetry for Kids Kits give students the satisfaction of composing without requiring their small, inexperienced hands to write. The kits also expose them to words outside the world of controlled vocabulary. (As an example of controlled vocabulary, remember "See Spot run"?) Finally the kits allow students to manipulate words to practice reading much as they manipulate counters to learn adding and subtracting. As part of our daily routine, we work in stations during which students are divided into small groups which rotate through one teacher-led and three independent activities. I would use the Magnetic Poetry for Kids Kits as an independent station activity because the kits provide them with fun opportunities for reading and writing without teacher supervision. Reading and writing nonsense will surely motivate them to read faster than reading sentences like "See Spot run." Thank you for reading this proposal, and if funded, we will certainly create some poems in honor of your generosity.
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