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Ms. Martinez from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Literacy FUN!

Help me give my students Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM kits, storytelling puppets, and phonics materials to make literacy fun!

  • $1,209 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is located in Houston, Texas and we are a family that consists of 42 eager to learn kindergarten students. We are a Title I school, in which all of the students receive free lunch.

My class is culturally diverse with many different backgrounds and that's why I love teaching here.

It is comprised of the majority of the students learning English as a second language, students with learning disabilities, students coming from a single-parent household, and students who are economically disadvantaged. Despite their difficulties, they always come into our classroom with smiles on their faces and ready to learn.

I want to provide my students with unique learning experiences in and out of our classroom that they can carry through life.

Many of my students and their families were affected by Hurricane Harvey and I am trying to make them feel welcomed and safe in our classroom. I want them to feel like their life will get back to normal after such a tragic event.

My Project

My students will benefit greatly from learning materials that are hands-on and engaging. They will have so much fun developing oral language and comprehension skills while they retell their favorite stories with a variety of puppets and story pieces.

I believe the fairy tales problem solving STEM kits will expose my students to STEM in their favorite fairy tales and inspire them to explore each challenging situation until they find a solution.

These kits will also help my students with reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. My students will be ecstatic to have these kits in our classroom.

My students are in need of hands-on alphabet and phonological games and materials that will help build a strong foundation with letter recognition, letter sounds, rhyming and other phonics skills. They will really enjoy the alphabet mystery game to practice beginning sounds. They will love exploring letter recognition and letter sounds with the alphabet lock and key game. They will also have lots of fun building words with the house blocks. I know they will be thrilled to have so many new games to learn with.

By donating to this project, you will provide my scholars with access to fun and engaging reading readiness materials. These materials will assist in shaping a strong phonological awareness and comprehension skills, developing them into bright readers!

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA960X - Lakeshore Storytelling Kits - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
PP640X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP630X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
FF315 - Alphabet Mystery Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG166 - Goldilocks & the Three Bears Storytelling Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG167 - The Three Little Pigs Storytelling Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG562 - Build-A-Word Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GG737 - Sight-Word Steps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP521 - Phonological Awareness Folder Game Library - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
ZZ219 - Alphabet Games Learning Tablet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA645 - Activity Tree for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC260X - Storytelling Puppets - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ157 - What’s the Rhyme? Sorting Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL248 - Alphabet Picture Magnets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
AC225 - Alpha-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LA998 - Storytelling Lapboard • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LA835 - Storytelling Glove • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
LC266 - Little Red Hen Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$982.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,027.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$181.34

Total project goal

$1,208.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,208.91

1 Donor

-$604.46

Donations toward project cost

-$513.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.67

match offer

-$604.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$513.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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