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Mrs. Her Lee from Fresno CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making and Breaking Words with Magnetic Letters

Help me give my students magnetic letter to manipulate, explore and create new words during daily 5 centers.

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My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful and have learn to love reading! They absolutely love our daily 5 rotation which consist of read to self, read to someone, listen to reading, writing, and word work! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically. Truly, they are my inspiration!

Many of my students come to school with many challenges that deal with reading.

Most of my students come not knowing their letters and sounds to word recognition and decoding. Daily 5 has change my students love for reading. They have more confidence and had grown to love reading.

I teach in a school where most of the students come from low poverty and about 32% are limited English speakers with various culture backgrounds. All of our students qualify for free or reduced rate breakfast and lunch.

My Project

Learning letters and new words is fun when using hands-on activities. Colorful magnetic letters are an instant hit with little learners working on letters and sounds!

My students need magnetic letters to arrange and move them around to form and create words.

As a teaching resource I use magnetic letters to teach letter naming, sounds and word-building and phonics skills. Phonics isn't the most exciting activity for the littlest of learners, but it is necessary for success as a beginning reader. It is important that the activity and materials use to teach phonics are engaging and memorable. Using magnetic letters is very hands-on for the children leaving them with a strong visual image of letters and words. Using magnetic letters is a fun and effective way to practice important phonics skills to support early literacy learning.

The children I work with ability levels range from beginning readers to little learners who are having their first experiences with reading and writing the letters of the alphabet. Many of my students are facing learning barriers. English language learners and special needs students are the hardest workers, but often require extra time and materials to allow for mastery of letters, sounds and reading basic sight words. The school I teach for provides the time and academic support for these students.

Mrs. Her Lee
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 3 $134.97
LC357 - Word Building Magnetic Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98

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