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Mrs. Heinrich from San Jose CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make First Grade Reading Centers Fun!

The cost of these 1st Grade Reading Center Materials is $590, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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When I was first moved to teaching first grade at my school, I was thrilled. I was going to teach my students how to read! I envisioned small groups of students working together, heads bent over their books and throughly engaged. However, I soon learned there was not enough money for any of the reading extras my students greatly need. The majority of my students are English Language Learners, and many get served a free lunch or receive other social services. They often do not have extra money for books or reading materials at home, so their only access to reading is often in school. Each day, I group my students into centers to give them a chance to explore words and reading in a hands-on way. However, at the moment the only things I can give them are photocopies of worksheets or lists to copy off the board. My six year old students need activities that are hands-on and fun for them to engage in. I want them to have colorful manipulatives so they can see how fun it is to play with letters and sounds. I also want them to have transparent letters so they can use my overhead like teachers to work cooperatively and help each other learn and grow. Since letter sounds and short and long vowel sounds are difficult to master, I would also like my students to have access to fun activities that would be both engaging and educational. Your donation would make a world of difference, not only to my twenty students this year but to groups of six-year-olds for years to come. Thank you so much for your support!

Mrs. Heinrich
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR340X - Primary Reading Tiles for the Overhead - • Lakeshore Learning $75.00 1 $75.00
LA374 - Blends & Digraphs Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning $65.00 1 $65.00
AA902 - Phonics Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
RR276 - Word Family Pocket Chart Activity Progra • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG859 - Phonics Pocket Chart Activity Program • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG616 - Phonics Word Building Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG563 - Vowel Sounds Sorting Chart • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RR316 - Word Family Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG363 - Vowel Sounds Phonics Box • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
RR503 - Vowel Sounds Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
FS786 - Spell-The-Word Picture Game • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95

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