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Mrs. Burkhart from New Britain CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Readers One Word at a Time!

Help me give my students manipulatives such as Lakeshore word building blocks and alphabet stampers for our Making Words reading center to practice spelling words, target vocabulary words, and sight words!

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from an inner city. Most are low income families who have unique living situations. These students just want to feel loved, heard, and have a safe and dependable environment that they can come to to learn and grow emotionally. I love their passion for learning and their innocent and happy personalities that just crave good role models to help mold them into the best version of themselves.

My students are enthusiastic about their school.

They are always eager and willing to help make our classroom and school a great place to be everyday. They offer to help clean, organize and make signs to support a healthy and happy learning atmosphere. Many of these children do not hear encouraging words or experience wholesome family environments on a daily basis. School is the only place they can express themselves and learn to be a responsible, loving, and kind human beings. When they witness these actions, you can see how happy it makes them. Most of my students create their own classroom rules because structure is something almost unknown to them outside of these walls. Giving them the the classroom they deserve is the least I can do for them.

My Project

Currently, we have very limited supplies for spelling and vocabulary improvement. Students often rainbow write their words in their journals but have no way to creatively practice their words outside of writing them down.

These manipulatives will allow students to practice in a variety of ways, keeping learning fun and exciting while engaging them during our center time.

The letter stampers will be a fun way to practice spelling words while students can work in pairs to spell vocabulary words with the magnetic letters on our easel. The Lakeshore word building blocks will be used to compare words with different sounds on the same block or allow the kids to create words for their partner to read.

Giving my students these options for making words keeps centers from becoming mundane and allows their creative side to come out while better retaining the knowledge and being better prepared for weekly spelling tests.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR793 - Magnetic Tub O’ Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
RA417 - Lakeshore Word Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LM604 - Alphabet Giant Stampers - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA712 - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pads - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99

Materials cost

$197.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$230.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.75

Total project goal

$271.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$271.66

3 Donors

-$271.66

Donations toward project cost

-$230.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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