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Ms. Ringquist from Coopersville MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Small Groups Spectacular!

My students need small-group activities to further their learning in a engaging and explorative way in which case the teacher can focus and differentiate learning between students.

  • $287 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each day at 8:40, I wait eagerly at the door to welcome in 24 bright, energetic faces. Many students come to the door eager to see their classmates. They come to learn not only from me, but most importantly from each other. Our school is a rural community that emphasizes the importance of living and learning in communion with one another. Our district is a Title I district, which means many of our students rely on free or reduced price lunch.

My class strives each and every day to leave with new information and kind comments from each other.

We learn constantly throughout the year the importance of learning and sharing what we learn with each other. This is important not only academically, but socially and emotionally. We learn how we can use our own strengths to help and assist the people around us. It is amazing not only to see the gains these students make in reading, but also as empathetic friends.

My Project

Now that our sweet Kinders are getting more and more independent, this is a great time of the year where students can begin taking ownership in their learning! Students are placed into groups based on their abilities and through deliberation and formative assessments. Students can use their strengths to assist other learners, and I am able to meet with students ready to push themselves in new expressions.

Small group activities are vital to build confidence, and scaffold learning with peers while getting some teacher focus.

These activities and games will better assist the students in staying engaged while working with teachers. Another benefit to these activities is these games can be utilized in many different scenarios and students will be able to stay engaged and be independent in these centers. Therefore, I can work with a group on one skill, while other students can use these activities to challenge their own learning independently or as a group.

Starting in February, we will be working in small groups for language skills. This includes CVC words and beginning sounds. These specific games such as the Snap-Together Letter Blocks and What's the Sound puzzles allow students to explore while using their fine motor skills to physically piece words and sounds together. Sight words can get very overwhelming and at such a young age, students can work on writing sentences while identifying sight words with the Sight Word Sentences Center. I included some math games as well such as dice and Ten Frames for students to manipulate numbers into clear pictures.

Ms. Ringquist
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF525 - Snap-Together Letter Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE567 - Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE538 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 4 $23.96
LC471 - Jumbo Magnetic Ten-Frames - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GS304 - Giant Soft Dice - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC111 - What’s the Sound? Word Sliders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
GG207 - Sound-It-Out Digraphs Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Pencil Grips, Hana 3 Set Silicone Ergonomic Writing Claw Pen Writing Aid Grip Posture Correction Tool for Kids Students Kindergarten and Children • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85

Materials cost

$210.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$243.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.04

Total project goal

$286.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$286.94

5 Donors

-$186.94

Donations toward project cost

-$158.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.04

Matching donations from our partners

-$100.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

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$0.00

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